SUBJECT: Hildreth’s dog Rigby, nicknamed Saint Rigby for his “holier than thou” attitude, Hildreth says, and therefore the perfect model for a Renaissance-inspired portrait
CAMERA & LENS: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV, Canon 50mm f/1.2L lens
EXPOSURE: 1/160 second at f/11, ISO 100
LIGHTING: A Calumet Travelite 750r with a LumoPro 36-inch octabox was the main light. A small piece of white poster board under the dog bounced light under his chin.
POST-CAPTURE: In Adobe Photoshop CC, she did basic Camera Raw edits for color balance, highlights, and dehazing. She used a watercolor brush with a mask on the background to create a textured, painterly effect. Dodging and burning were used to guide the viewer’s eye to the most important parts of the frame.