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Some of my recent work #35700
07/07/11 02:11 AM
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Kerri Offline OP
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Hello, I joined this forum quite a while ago but I don't think I've posted since then smile. For the past oh...maybe 18 months or so I have been teaching myself the art of child and pet portraiture. Last year I gave free sessions to anyone who would let me photograph them or their pets (lots of people signed up when I was free lol!), so I could learn, and several months ago I started my photography business.

I've had a really slow start - very difficult for me to attempt to run a (part-time) business and raise four children. I'm not even sure this is something I'll continue to attempt to do because I don't think my heart is in the business side of it. However, yesterday I booked my first "stranger" pet session and I'm so excited! Usually it's a friend or a friend of a friend or a relative of a friend that hires me lol, but this person picked up one of my cards at our local pet "spa".

Anyway, here is some of my recent work - I think it's all from this year. The boxers are mine - so much easier to photograph than my children! I always appreciate constructive criticism so feel free to offer it smile.

These were uploaded from Flickr which must sharpen everything? Does anyone know if that's true? Many of these were already sharpened for FB before I loaded them to flickr so they may appear too sharp and a little crunchy.






ISO on this one was 1000. Really high for my humble 50D but I was losing light fast. It's a little grainy because of it.




I think my ISO was 1250 here and in the previous photo so again, the grain smile.



I only use natural light or maybe I should say available light since I will use my speedlight at times.





Not my usual clean editing but it's my girl Freya, so I love it.








I have more from free sessions last year but I've probably posted way too many already wink.

Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35714
07/07/11 05:54 PM
07/07/11 05:54 PM
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Hey Kerri,

These are just lovely. I particularly like that last one with the silhouette and sunset! They are all excellent though. Thanks for sharing - and I hope we see more of you!

Sincerely,
James

Re: Some of my recent work [Re: James Morrissey] #35720
07/08/11 12:36 PM
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Thank you, James smile.

Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35734
07/09/11 02:55 PM
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Beautiful work, Kerri. My favorites are the B&W of the GSD and the last one is really special because it tells a story and shows the relationship between the two dogs. Bravo!

Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35750
07/11/11 08:32 PM
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So inspiring! I am trying to do this myself... taking pictures of kids and pets, and what a learning adventure its been. I really like all of the pictures, especially the first three. If you dont mind me picking ur brain, what lense were u using for the pictures taken outside?


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Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35753
07/12/11 01:22 PM
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Kerri,
your work is lovely. You clearly have a good eye and your compositions are quite nice. You've got the "photography" part of the business down pretty well but IMHO you'll have to figure out how to do "studio" work as well with backdrops and lighting.

As for the business side, that's the whole game. Being a great pet/child portraitist isn't going to do you much good if folks don't know about you. So, marketing is the key. And then there's all that stuff around pricing, production and delivery of the final product. Dabbling in it is fine. But if you want to make it a business, you'll have to put in the time to actually run it as a business. Good luck. If you need advice, this is the forum where you'll get it.

Jim


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Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35762
07/13/11 09:45 AM
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All great captures...my fav of the set is the pink background one. She looks so kissable!


Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35764
07/13/11 11:52 AM
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Kerri,
You have posted some terrific images. I am looking forward to seeing more of your work. I too like to last one but the second to last makes me smile. You must work really hard to tire out this one (Min Pin?) smile = that one is my favorite!


Peggy Sue
Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Tristin] #35768
07/13/11 05:51 PM
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Thanks everyone smile.

Originally Posted By: Tristin
If you dont mind me picking ur brain, what lense were u using for the pictures taken outside?


The GSD photos were shot with my 70-200 f4L IS, my favorite lens, quite possibly because it's the only L glass I own wink. The silhouette with my EFS 17-55 IS.

Re: Some of my recent work [Re: Kerri] #35784
07/16/11 05:15 AM
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Your images are all fantastic.


Gigi Ebert Photography
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