Contender: Laura Humes

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Laura Humes

Where are you based?
Denver, Colorado

When did you take the photograph?
January 21, 2013, in the afternoon.

What equipment did you use?
Nikon D300, 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 zoom

Please describe how you got this photo.
There was beautiful light spilling in to the living room. I set the camera on a tripod and focused on Scout. I had to use the timer as I wanted her to look out the window, but she kept looking directly at me. So I set the timer on 10 seconds, pushed the shutter button and then ran to the side of the couch to get her attention. The bonus was my body filtered out the harsh direct light leaving just a soft subtle glow on Scout.

{loadposition inpage} Did you use any special techniques?
Just those described above—all natural light and me as a diffuser!

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