Project 52 – Big Sky

Project 52 time again where I have joined up with fellow pet photographers to concentrate on a new weekly  theme.  It was my turn to pick the theme, so this one was an easy pick.  I love big sky in anything.  But instead of my usual sunset or silhouette shots, I decided to break out my wide angle lens and capture beautiful clouds and blue sky (and Jack and Julie of course).  As the sun went down the sky just got more and more dramatic!

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This is a blog circle so to see how other pet photographers interpreted this theme, start with the very talented  Melbourne Pet Photographer, Caitlin McColl   and click on the links at the bottom of each post to follow the circle back to here!  Have fun!

 

Project 52 – Reflection

Project 52 time again! Last week’s theme was ‘something new’ and I brought out a dusty old macro lens to try for the first time with pet photography.  I love it!  This week’s theme is ‘reflection,’ so I thought I would use that same macro lens with an extension tube to get even closer to capture the reflection of the sun in Jack’s eye.  What a good pup to put up with that lens in his cute face!

This is a blog circle, so follow the links at the bottom of each post to see how other pet photographers interpreted this theme!  Start with For the Love Pet Photography in Portland, Oregon.

Project 52 – Something New!

It is Project 52 time again! This week  I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week’s assignment is “something new.”   As we are all continually learning, we were encouraged to try something we have not tried before!  Well that list of mine is pretty long, but one thing came immediately to mind.  I have an old Nikon 105mm Micro lens that I think I purchased around 2003.  While I have popped it out on a rare occasion to do some close-up photography of bugs and plants,  I have been told that it is also a nice portrait lens!  So this week’s challenge for me was to try that lens in the studio for both traditional portraits and close-up work.  So back to work  Jack and Julie went!

First up was the traditional portrait – with Jack working the camera.

Once I got used to the distance I needed to be from my guy, it worked pretty well.  But is that lens ever noisy!  It has two sets of elements moving around on cams grabbing focus.  The noise it made actually got Jack’s attention for a nano-second!  Then I moved in and photographed cute bits of Jack and Julie.   I think this might be the future for this lens.  It grabs focus pretty fast, so as long as the dog or cat will sit still for a bit, some regular close-up work is in my future!

 

Don’t forget that this is a blog circle!  Click on the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here starting with Brentwood Dog Photography by Sweet Silver Photography.  Let’s see what new things were explored by other pet photographers all around the world!

Project 52 – “April Showers bring May Flowers!”

It is Project 52 time again! This week  I have again joined up with other pet photographers from the Beautiful Beasties Network  to collectively challenge ourselves with a weekly assignment.   This week’s assignment is “April Showers Bring May Flowers.”   We were encouraged to think outside the box in case we were living in a part of the world with not many flowers in bloom right now.  Well that was not the case with me; my garden has gone bonkers and this is without many April showers!  Jack was up first looking his normal handsome self in front of a wall of roses.

My Julie has been pretty sick the last week, so  I was not planning on tormenting her with some posing.  But she has been feeling better today and when Jack was done she sat right in his spot!  I think her expression shows she is not quite back to her goofy self.

This is a blog circle, so to see how other pet photographers around the world interpreted this great theme, head over to  Raleigh Pet Photographer, InBetween the Blinks  and follow the links at the bottom of each post until you end up back here!  And don’t forget to stop and smell the roses!