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Niz in all of his newfound, studly glory. After he came in second in Dogs-Art's latest facebook contest, we decided to get him a Stud collar! Thank you so much Andrea; it got here so quickly and it's beautifully made. The craftsmanship on her collars are fantastic.










How cute is the little "hand made" hand?



Studly.












I'm also trying out a different style of PP--I found that I always underexpose in post processing and so I'm trying to go the other way... may have over shot it, though... Why can't I just leave my photos normal?!



Nose pokes to all!
 

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Awesome pictures and details!

Niz looks very handsome wearing his new cool colllar. I told you he would be the coolest stud in the city :)
 
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Niz looks great in his new stud collar! :)
 
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hey, nice collar! and nice model!

the last picture... I felt the poke and the hot dober-air :)

re: your PP statement... you shoot in RAW? cause you can goose the exposure up or down if you do. Just watch the histogram in camera, then in the sofware. If my histogram is balanced and not jammed up to either edge, I'm happy.
 

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hey, nice collar! and nice model!

the last picture... I felt the poke and the hot dober-air :)

re: your PP statement... you shoot in RAW? cause you can goose the exposure up or down if you do. Just watch the histogram in camera, then in the sofware. If my histogram is balanced and not jammed up to either edge, I'm happy.
I usually shoot in JPG unless I know I'm going to be having to screw around with the exposure greatly. I just happen to open the images in lightroom and think they look way too over exposed, only to find the next day (after originals are *poof*) that the images are a third of a stop or so underexposed. I expose correctly in camera, and then undo all that work. :( I don't look at the histogram in the camera, and instead just use the EV meter and judge based on the dynamic range of whatever is in my photo. I have been liking a lot of slightly overexposed shots (or shots on the higher end, I guess). They look light and happy compared to my gloom-tastic shots.

Cliff notes: I'm too lazy to photograph correctly.
 

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I usually shoot in JPG unless I know I'm going to be having to screw around with the exposure greatly. I just happen to open the images in lightroom and think they look way too over exposed, only to find the next day (after originals are *poof*) that the images are a third of a stop or so underexposed. I expose correctly in camera, and then undo all that work. :( I don't look at the histogram in the camera, and instead just use the EV meter and judge based on the dynamic range of whatever is in my photo. I have been liking a lot of slightly overexposed shots (or shots on the higher end, I guess). They look light and happy compared to my gloom-tastic shots.

Cliff notes: I'm too lazy to photograph correctly.
ah! I highly recommend you use the in-camera histogram. Especially if you shoot JPG. Then it matters too which metering mode you are in, etc etc. I don't think these pictures are particularly overexposed... I'm just commenting on your PP comments.
 

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ah! I highly recommend you use the in-camera histogram. Especially if you shoot JPG. Then it matters too which metering mode you are in, etc etc. I don't think these pictures are particularly overexposed... I'm just commenting on your PP comments.
Yeah, I definitely need to actually pay attention to what I'm doing. Thanks for the advice! I don't even know what metering mode I set it in.... I shoot in M all of the time because I found aperture priority overexposed severely quite consistently in all of the metering modes on this camera and then realized that M is easier, and I set the various things to what I think would work, then look at the replay of the image and adjust from what I see. Slowwwwly, I am getting a mental library of settings lol. I take the EV meter (which of course, would be more reliable if I set the metering mode for what was appropriate at that moment) into consideration, but I'm one of those people who keeps looking at the photos they took, and fiddling with dials. One man at a birthday party I was at told me, "I can tell you're a bad photographer because you have to look at your photos to see if they came out right. My friend is a pro and he never has to look at them because he knows they came out well."

I still need to figure out what I want out of PP, though:

The PP'd version: http://www.pandography.net/nizrs/20110923-0073.jpg
Original: http://www.pandography.net/IMG_0073.jpg
 

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Yeah, I definitely need to actually pay attention to what I'm doing. Thanks for the advice! I don't even know what metering mode I set it in.... I shoot in M all of the time because I found aperture priority overexposed severely quite consistently in all of the metering modes on this camera and then realized that M is easier, and I set the various things to what I think would work, then look at the replay of the image and adjust from what I see. Slowwwwly, I am getting a mental library of settings lol. I take the EV meter (which of course, would be more reliable if I set the metering mode for what was appropriate at that moment) into consideration, but I'm one of those people who keeps looking at the photos they took, and fiddling with dials. One man at a birthday party I was at told me, "I can tell you're a bad photographer because you have to look at your photos to see if they came out right. My friend is a pro and he never has to look at them because he knows they came out well."

I still need to figure out what I want out of PP, though:

The PP'd version: http://www.pandography.net/nizrs/20110923-0073.jpg
Original: http://www.pandography.net/IMG_0073.jpg
the only difference is instead of just looking at the picture, you are also looking at the combined histogram. And if that's being a bad photographer - oh well - I'm one too :) I like the original you linked. seems well exposed.

and with a particular lens in the same type of lighting, like bright sunny day, Aperture Mode seems to overexpose consistenty - just enter in a negative exposure compensation. But you're right - you just have to fiddle with it. I've gotten to where I kinda know what to expect with each of my different lenses in different lighting scenarios.
 

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the only difference is instead of just looking at the picture, you are also looking at the combined histogram. And if that's being a bad photographer - oh well - I'm one too :) I like the original you linked. seems well exposed.

and with a particular lens in the same type of lighting, like bright sunny day, Aperture Mode seems to overexpose consistenty - just enter in a negative exposure compensation. But you're right - you just have to fiddle with it. I've gotten to where I kinda know what to expect with each of my different lenses in different lighting scenarios.
Well, this can only be solved by one thing: MORE QUINCY PHOTOS! :D

(I only have this one lens, so things are sadly simpler on my end.)
 

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Awwww, so glad that you like it :).
Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Niz looks handsome as usual!
If you allow I would love to add Niz to my website and also I would like to use the picture of the "hand made" hand.
 

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Awwww, so glad that you like it :).
Thank you so much for sharing the pictures. Niz looks handsome as usual!
If you allow I would love to add Niz to my website and also I would like to use the picture of the "hand made" hand.
Yes, of course! Any of the photos are available for your use!

The ladies will be so concentrating on the collar and Niz in all his studliness they won't notice he's a little light in the levis. ;)
That is the plan!
 

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I didn't know Andrea had a Facebook - liked! :)

We are due for new collars soon. Niz looks verrrry studly in his new one!

Re: the photography stuff, we all like things different. I think I've told you that I also tend towards the dark and contrasty shots as they appeal to me. Though I do also like almost intentionally overexposed shots as well in the right circumstance.

I feel like your last photo, in my sole opinion, is great on the left, a bit over on the right. I might have "burned" the right side a little myself. But again, that's coming from someone drawn to contrasty images, so take that as you will. The ultimate goal should be to please yourself first, right? Sometimes hard to focus on that... I shoot for that and if others like my stuff, sweet! Tougher when you're taking photos of other people, though. Anyway... I'll keep dorking out on photography if you keep posting photos. :)
 

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Niz looks very handsome in his new "studly" collar - very nice!! :)

Jan
 
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Niz looks studly in his "stud" collar. So much more artsy than actual studs in a collar. :)

Beaumont, Andrea does make a coordinating "Diva" collar in pink for the ladies. :)
 
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