Archive for Aug 2014

This week I selected the topic, which is bloopers!  I think mixing cameras, sometimes nervous owners, goofy pets, strange surroundings and funny noises creates the 'perfect storm' of possibilities for bloopers.  As this Project 52 is dedicated to Jack and Julie, here is my sad attempt at getting an action shot of both pups in the studio using my remote trigger. Fine job here!! My favorite set of bloopers came a few weeks ago when 15 cats came to my studio for their own adoption photos for Umbrella of  Hope.  We wanted to attempt an image where one whole family of mom and her kittens would be in one shot.  I knew that was next to impossible, so I put my camera on a tripod, set the focus and did not touch any settings while I first photographed mom on the top, then three kittens in the top drawer and finally

This week's Project 52 fun weekly topic is 'comics.'  We had a lot of flexibility here to either depict a comic strip character or process our image to look like it belonged in a comic.  I choose to process this image of Jack and Julie as though it was in a comic strip.  I was inspired to look by the work of Roy Lichtenstein, painter and illustrator, who favored comic strips as his main inspiration. And after many minutes (many, many minutes) manipulating this image in Photoshop, I ended up with this!  Julie was recovering from a nasty spider bite and Jack just could not look at her anymore. That image of Jack and Julie took a little time to do (like forever), so after all that experimenting, I tried another image of sweet Santa's Little Helper looking at her owner (replaced by a red balloon!). This one went much faster!   Here

ROAD TRIP!  This week's project 52 topic is Summertime and to me that means Road trip!  We headed out to Rodeo Beach north of San Francisco for our trip.  Weather was not too cooperative, but any rain we get in dry California is always welcome! Trip began with the pups safely tethered in the car.  Please note the shape of the 'chew proof' beds!  :) We knew we were in for a treat as we saw the Golden Gate Bridge when we exited a tunnel! When we reached the beach the pups got busy!  Julie ran between the beautiful rock formations. Jack discovered the most wonderful little creatures.  There  were 1000's of them on the beach.  I had never seen one before but with a little research discovered that they are Velella velella and have washed ashore from Oregon to California for the first time in years.  You can read more about the little guys

This week's Project 52 topic really got me thinking.  'Through Their Eyes' can mean so many things!  I decided to show the lovely view we get when walking Jack and Julie at the local park just three blocks from my home.  It is full of oak trees and colorful grasses and has a gorgeous view.  I have photographed clients on this bench many times, but this is the first time I just had my hubby and the two pups sit there in silence and just look around.  I can imagine that Jack and Julie were hoping to spot a deer, a jogger or another pup.   It is now time to see how other pet photographers interpreted this fun theme.  Next up is Cynthia Wood of Georgian Bay Studios in Toronto, Ontario.  Click on the links at the bottom of each post and follow the blog circle around the world until you end up back