Rio In The Studio

Black On Black

Rio, my Giant Schnauzer, is always one of my main subjects. After all, he’s always available and very photogenic! In this shot I was going for the black on black set-up. As you see, the results are great and a little dramatic. I used a ProFoto B1X with a 27″ beauty dish and a silver reflector to create this “look.”

Only problem? Rio merely tolerates my photo experiments – he never seems to be happy about it even though I try and tease him with treats and toys. The minute I pick up the camera he reverts to his tolerant self! It’s times like this when I realize how important a second person is when photographing animals. Another person serves as the “entertainer” and “handler” of the dog which leaves me free to concentrate on getting the expression I want to capture.