For these shots of Max, I got in really close. I used a 50mm standard lens with the aperture set at f1.4 in order to throw the background out of focus and create a shallow depth of field. By doing this, you lead the viewers’ eye to where you want, to that of Max’s eyes!
It also enabled me to make use of just the available light, no flash or studio lights for these! 2 were then converted to black and white to further enhance the effect. Photoshop was also used to get rid of any small spots or blemishes.
I normally check to make sure this is ok, but I NEVER, repeat NEVER “Photoshop out” any permanent marks or scars. Unless specifically asked to do so, this could be very damaging and hurtful. Don’t even ask as you may offend.
Camera: Canon EOS 10D
Lens: Canon EF 50mm F1.4
Light Source: Available Natural Light
Camera Setting: AV – Aperture Priority
Software Used: Adobe Photoshop CS