Ripley And Keyser

What you are seeing here is my first ever attempt to take “professional” portraits of our dogs, Ripley & Keyser. With a bit of help from two of my sons, we pulled off a few decent shots, but it was not easy. My first shot of Ripley, below, was blurry. At f1.8, the continuous autofocus kept keying on her nose and Sony hasn’t seen fit to update the firmware on the Sony a7r ii with their new animal eye focus AI software. I was forced to switch to manual focus. As you can imagine, that adds a bit of complexity when the subject you’re taking photos of understands “sit” but not “please don’t move your head.” We’ll try again.

Ripley Blurry
If only I could have nailed the focus on the eyes on this one.
Keyser
And Keyser folds his ears down when he’s nervous.

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  • Aperture: ƒ/1.8
  • Camera: ILCE-7RM2
  • Taken: 12 May, 2020
  • Exposure bias: -1EV
  • Focal length: 50mm
  • ISO: 1000
  • Shutter speed: 1/1000s
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