So I’ve been playing with flash photography and since I’m new at it my model had to be easy to work with and takes instruction easily. So I decided to photograph a Black Labrador Retriever. I do some volunteer puppy training for an organization called Puppies Behind Bars and i was volunteering this past weekend so Sophie was my subject for this photo shoot. She was great model and easy to work with 🙂 For this photo shoot I tried some new toys that I acquired lately like Nikon 105mm, Westcott Apollo Softbox, Nikon SB-900, and Rogue Flash Bender. I also used 24-70mm and SB-600 for a second speed light for some of the photos. For the photographs with just one light the light source was on my right side and I used the Westcott Apollo Softbox on all of the shot. I really like the Westcott Apollo Softbox, it was easy to setup and folds up into almost nothing (folds like an umbrella), very light and I had fun playing with this soft box. The soft box had a silver lining so the flash (the SB-900 in this case) was facing the soft box and the light was reflected. It created a very soft even lighting on my subject. I used both aperture priority and full manual on the camera and on the flash. I was also playing by adding flash with ambient light. I had great time and learned a lot. If you have any question on the photos, equipment and setup just leave a comment or email me. Thanks!