The Game

The subject of “The Game,” by Dani Miller, M.Photog.Cr., was brought in by her family a few months prior to the image being made. “He was a mouse hunter from the beginning,” she says, “so it was only right to photograph him for the family wall along with our other fur family.”
Sugar Hill Photography is based in St. Charles, Iowa, and specializes in child and animal portraits.

• Camera & Lens: Nikon D4S, AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 lens
• Exposure: 1/200 second at f/8, ISO 200
• Lighting: A Profoto B1 was camera right with a 4-foot octabox, with natural light camera left.
• Post-Capture: In Adobe Photoshop, levels and clarity were used to bring out the cat and table as well as the mouse and books. The mouse was photographed separately and composited onto the table. Blending with dodging and burning completed the image.

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The Game
via Professional Photographer – June 2019

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