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Swing Batter Batter…

I love it when a family of one of my kittens suggests a theme and it is my job to find the props and make the idea come to life! This was a quick session done in a hurry to help surprise this little feller’s new dad with a birthday gift!  This is more a gallery posting, then a behind the scenes post like I normally do…but I thought I would post it anyway! My model is a 5 weeks old Lykoi kitten who is just beginning to “wolf out”. That is the joking term we use for when the Lykoi molt their coat and grow that patchy hair back in that is reminiscent of the old werewolf movies.


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For my photography friends, this was shot using two Alien Bees (a B800 and a B400 both with softboxes). I used wood backdrops from Lemondrop Stop. I used clear plexiglass to cover the bottom drop. I purposely left the scuffs on the baseball equipment….so yes, I could have clean the gear up in PS, but chose not to. My camera is now the Sony A7rII. I used the new Sony 24-70/2.8 GM lens at varying focal lengths. The settings were ISO 100, SS 1/200, F/7.1.

Blooper shot….Not suitable for work 😉

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Kittens in the Kitchen

This post is going to be a bit photo heavy, but since it is my first session to post here…..stop complaining! I wanted to start with a bang! So today, Julia Rinkles (this is not her real name, but for privacy reasons due to her somewhat skimpy outfit we should protect her identity) is going to teach us how to bake a cake.

Everyone knows the first step in baking is to find a recipe that makes our tummies rumble…

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Sometimes this can be tricky and requires assistance…

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Once a recipe has been decided upon, check your pantry for all the needed ingredients. It is advised that you toss your brothers out of the kitchen at this point due to the horrible messes they create!

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By the way, hats are fun!

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Especially if you can hide in them and play peek-a-boo!

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Enough playtime! Let’s get to work! Start by mixing your dry ingredients…

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Are you sure it is mixed? Mix it just a bit more….

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Now let’s start mixing in the wet ingredients, and don’t worry about the oil….Sphynx brand oil is the best!

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After baking, keep an eye out! Because naughty brothers will sneak in to steal your treat!

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Things can get a bit messy….but that just means it is extra tasty!

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Yum yum!

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For inquiring minds- These images were shot in studio, using three Alien Bee Flash units (lights). Images were taken with my Nikon D810 and Sigma 35 1.4 Art. The settings were- f/7.1, Shutter 1/125, and ISO-100. Edited in Photoshop with mostly hand edits, although I did use a couple actions from Chasing Light Action’s Chemistry Set

I used a piece of clear plexi over the floor drop to prevent permanent damage. The backdrops used are called Polylite and are from LemonDrop Stop and are shown HERE and HERE.