I am definitely adding “macro” lens to my wish list after this week’s assignment! Week 49 were are exploring the chapter: “Get Closer, See Differently” from David Duchemin’s Book, “The Visual Toolbox”. In our assignment Duchemin would like us to, “Get as close as you can. Play with angles , experiment with colors, balance and negative space. Play with focus or ignore it completely”. Sounds fun? Let’s try it!
Ideally a macro lens would be used for this assignment. This is an “extreme close-up” lens for photography. You can make what you are photographing seem larger than what it really is. The focused parts will be extremely detailed. In this assignment I will be using my 100 and 135 mm prime lenses.
My main focus for this assignment is Kota’s “snow nose” also known as “winter nose”. If you haven’t heard of this term, it’s common in white or lighter colored breeds (many huskies get it!). Snow nose is a condition that causes the nose, or parts of it, to lighten to a pale pink color (a loss of pigment). It doesn’t require snow or even cold weather! And it’s this time of year where I get obsessed with Kota’s nose 🙂 Perfect timing for getting in close!
The next photo I kept a little negative space and also kept the collar “blur” for a pop of color.
The next one I used her body as the negative space and you can see the little snow droplets. Ahh to think if I had the macro lens right here!!!
Attempted the eyes….
And just to mix things up since it is the holiday season, an “ear” shot in front of the Christmas tree!
Thank you for stopping by! Continue on our Pet Photography Blog Circle and check out Kim with BARKography based in Charlotte NC and see her take on this week’s topic! Enjoy!!!