Archive for Jun 2013

It is Project 52 time! This week I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  where we  collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment. This week  we have all been asked to do something we sometimes do by accident and then have to  fix - over process an image!  So when you follow this week's blog circle you can expect to see some pet photographers really cutting loose and letting the creativity fly! Mine will get crazier as you go down the page! I started with Jack in a nice, handsome pose!  (This was shot against black seamless paper using two Alien Bee's - main light to my right, reflector to my left and another strobe as a hair light (fur light?)  in a strip box with grid behind Jack and to my left.) Next up a simple black and white conversion but with detail enhanced (Nik Color Efex

This is my dog Julie. She is almost three and was just awarded her AKC Therapy Dog Title.  This title is awarded after 50 therapy dog visits, which we reached earlier this year.  She has been a therapy dog for over a year now with The Animal Rescue Foundation Pet Hug Pack and East Bay Humane Society PALS Program.  To become a Therapy Dog, Julie first had to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test  and then was evaluated by the two groups she participates with.  We visit a therapeutic nursery school, hospice and hospital patients and work with young readers at a local library.  She loves doing this and so do I!

This week’s Project 52 challenge is 'parts,' or all the little bits of our pets that we love so much.  Piper,  a miniature Australian Labradoodle,  was in the studio this week and I took the extra time to focus on her adorable eyes, nose, feet and tail.  What a cutie! This is a blog circle, so to see how other pet photographers interpreted this fun theme, click on the link on the bottom of each post until you get back here!  First up is Framing cats and dogs, Northumberland Pet Photographer.

Chulo is now 7 months old.  He is almost 80 pounds and may have 40 more pounds to go!  Mom has been carefully saving these shoes so we can recreate this pose at about every 20 pounds.  True to his Burnese Mountain Dog breed, Chulo is  all fun loving goodness!

This week's Project 52 challenge is 'negative space," or the space around a subject.  I love to use negative space with a black background so you can imagine what the pup is looking at or thinking about.  I had a beautiful 7 month old in  this week who demonstrated this concept.  I think Chulo was thinking about all the trouble he could get into! There are lots of ways to interpret this theme, and I think Julie would agree that the space in this cone is a most negative space!  (Don't worry - she is fine;  just kept licking a spot on her leg until it got all yucked up).   This is a blog circle, so to see how other pet photographers interpreted this theme, please follow the blog circle around the world, starting with Pet Photography in Clearwater, FL - Emma Grace Photography and follow the links at the bottom of each post