Greetings from the California countryside! Our Newfoundland pups - all nine of them! - are doing well at 3 weeks old. From a birth weight of 1 1/2 to 2 pounds, they now check in at 4 to 5 pounds. (See my previous post for more details.)
For the portraits below, my "studio" included soft window light (i.e., no flash and no direct sunlight), an old blue blanket draped over a living room chair, and two very appropriate props: a BetterPhoto.com squishy camera and a BetterPhoto.com coffee mug.
I shot each image with a 50mm lens on a full-frame D-SLR, and the settings were f6.7, 1/100th second, and ISO 800. Help was provided by my wife Mary, the official breeder in our family, and my stepdaughter Kristin, the official puppy wrangler - an essential assistant for any puppy photography adventure :-) The top pic shows a gray male ready for action. In the middle shot, a gray female is barely awake. And in the bottom image, a black male enjoys a close encounter with the (empty) BP mug.
Until my next puppy report, have fun with your own photography!
Thanks, Kerry Drager