Archive for Jan 2014

I'm back with my Jack and Julie 52, a weekly project featuring my pups where a new topic is selected each week by a different pet photographer.  This week's challenge was to incorporate our favorite books into our pet photography. First up was Miss Julie.  What young lady has not wished she were Tinkerbell?  I know I did! And now my Jackie!  I knew Mr. Jack would just love to wear Harry's ill fitting glasses.  These books were such a joy to read with the family.  Just magical! Are you ready to take a journey around the world and see how other pet photographers incorporated this imaginative theme?  Start right here with   Crystal Morrison of Frolic Images in  Dallas, Texas  and click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here!  Happy travels!

Welcome to our weekly blog circle of pet photographers tackling a new challenge.  I have dedicated my weekly project to my pups Jack and Julie (and this week their little buddy Piper).  Our topic this week is shadows.  I don't like shadows.  I avoid shadows. I try to eliminate shadows in post processing. My point?  This was hard for me; but as is the case with most photography challenges, it opened my eyes up to some new approaches I can take! First up are the three amigos in a contrasty, shadowy (boring) image.  I placed the pups in a location relatively free of that dreaded dappled light and embraced some moderate shadows. I  was not too inspired by this though, so I decided to really go for it and see just how much of a shadow I could get!  I ran out of space! Hmmmm... this was starting to get fun!  So can

JOY! My Project 52 begins this year with the most wonderful theme - JOY!  I named my business Share the Joy Photography in honor of the joy our pets bring into our lives, and most specifically the impact that therapy pets have on people who are sick, sad or facing the end of their lives. I bring my dog Julie (and soon Jack) to visit hospice  and hospital patients, kids who are coping with the loss of loved ones and nursery school children who have been traumatized in some way and at the tender ages of 2 to 5 already need dedicated therapy and intervention.   I see the joy in their faces when I arrive and the relief in their faces when they hug her neck.  Julie seems to know which ones can handle kisses and which just need her to be still.  She amazes me every visit we