Ajax and Zoe reading a book about the Japanese Calendar.
I was lucky that the sofa was placed perfectly between the bay widows. I am not one for setting up shots but rather a person who thrives on catching a moment. I had been thinking for a few days how to photograph this wonderful piece of furniture belonging to really good friends of mine. I practiced with Ajax- their dog- most of the week while dog sitting. The image just seemed to need more. One day my daughter stopped by and immediately went straight for the beautiful sofa. This time Ajax jumped up and took his normal position, but now their was another body in my shot, and a red book cover reflecting light coming in from the side window. I clicked off a shot without my strobe but her face blocked up, I knew I needed to add some additional light but didn’t want to blow out Ajax’s face or my daughter’s white dress. I used a Nikon D300 camera and 900SB flash and bounced off the ceiling in TTL mode minus 1/3. The lens I used was a wide angle zoom 12-24 by Tamron. Here is a link to the Tokina lens, I think it is an excellent piece of equipment but many of you will probably want the newer wider 10-24 lens in your camera bag.http://www.dpreview.com/lensreviews/tokina_12-24_4_n15.
Ajax and Zoe can be viewed now at the Zullo Gallery in Medfield, MA. (Weekends Only hours) It was chosen by Juror: Mim Brooks Fawcett, and is one of 75 works on view out of 350 entries submitted into the 19th Juried Exhibition.
Here is a link to the Zullo Gallery- a very well run and contemporary gallery, to keep on your radar screen, if you are interested in showing your own work. http://www.zullogallery.org/