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10/10/2012 ~ Jasper & Millie | by haggisandchips
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10/10/2012 ~ Jasper & Millie

I reckon my cats were always going to feature somewhere in my project ... it was just a case of which one on which day.

 

So today I had my first attempt and first off I got a shot of Jasper that I liked then much later I got one I liked of Millie as well and suddenly I was in a quandry. There was only one solution ...

 

Both of these shots were taken with an SB-900 mounted on a tripod with a small Interfit softbox fitted and fired via my trusty PocketWizards. Exposure was manual at 1/250 @ f/3.0 for both and the flash also set to manual at 1/16. The flash was high for both and camera left for Jasper (pretty much where he's looking although I think he's looking at the tripod rather than the flash) and camera right for Millie.

 

I normally use TTL for photographing anything other than still lifes but if I take that approach with the cats then Millie blinks before the shutter opens so I resort to manual and hope for the best .. it generally seems to work well.

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Please feel free to provide constructive critique on the technical aspects of this photograph.

 

This picture is #10 in my October Challenge project. Find out more about the project and see pictures taken by other photographers at the October Challenge Flickr Group page.

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Taken on October 10, 2012