Monthly Archives: May 2012

Project 52 – Week 21 – Urban Dawgs

Friday morning means a new Project 52 post for you to feast your eyes on.  Some of the members of the Beautiful Beasties Network (a professional pet photographers’ forum) are taking on the challenge of doing pet-related photography, with a theme that changes every week, for an entire year.  The goal is to start shooting outside the box, to challenge ourselves as photographers and to expand our vision and talents.  So far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my participation, and I have learned to look at my dogs and their accoutrements in a different light (and at a different angle).

This week’s theme is Urban, and here is what photographer Kaylee Greer (who chose the theme) had to say about it:

This week’s theme is ‘Urban’. Let’s bring our subjects to the city! I’d love to see photos of our pets (or clients pets) in front of buildings, gritty wall textures, in alleyways, maybe even by some graffiti — Really anything that says ‘urban’ to you!

I struggled a bit with choosing a location.  I am guilty as charged – I prefer grass and trees and flowers when photographing dogs – I’m thankful for the challenge to think outside the box this week.

I took the dogs to their favourite store in town – The Bone & Biscuit Co.  It’s a boutique pet store that offers high-end dog and cat food, awesome treats, great toys and all kinds of other great things.  The Bone & Biscuit allows customers to bring their pets into the store (as long as they’re moderately well-behaved) and when the dogs’ birthdays roll around, I take them in and let them choose their own presents.  Fortunately there was a shopping cart nearby, so I made use of it.

Thank God for dogs that will do anything for a cookie!  Jack Jack is happy to be at his favourite store.

The KLAD kids are excited about shopping . . . they have their cart all ready to go!

Okay, enough pictures . . . we want our cookies now!

I you’ve enjoying seeing the city through my lens.  As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Central Coast pet photographer Sharon Stokes’ blog  for more awesome photos .  Once you’re done with Sharon’s blog, keep clicking through the links at the end of each blog until you get back here, and you’ll have seen all of the Project 52 blog posts for this week.

Project 52 – Week 20 – Multiples

Friday morning means a new Project 52 post for you to feast your eyes on.  Some of the members of the Beautiful Beasties Network (a professional pet photographers’ forum) are taking on the challenge of doing pet-related photography, with a theme that changes every week, for an entire year.  The goal is to start shooting outside the box, to challenge ourselves as photographers and to expand our vision and talents.  So far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my participation, and I have learned to look at my dogs and their accoutrements in a different light (and at a different angle).

This week’s challenge was to do a photo shoot with multiples . . . the name of the challenge is “The More, The Merrier.”  Thankfully for me, this isn’t that much of a challenge.  With three dogs that I photograph together regularly, I’m not too bad with multiples.

May 11, 2012

This is Jack Jack, Grace and Farley . . . the sock monkey is a new toy that Farley got from his girlfriend Sadie, that lives in California.  They have an online romance that has been going on for over a year now.  How sweet.

This is a photo I took in 2010, while dogsitting for a few friends.  On the far left is Dolly (mostly hidden), then Fury, then Jack Jack, Heidi, Grace (in the back and mostly hidden), Farley, Ember, Summer, Teddy, Karma and Rhanni. Yes, that is a total of 11 dogs.  Yes, they all stayed for this photo . . . even while I went to get my camera.  Such good dogs!

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing multiples.  As this is a blog ring, please continue on to North Carolina pet photographer Steph Skardal’s blog for more awesome photos .  Once you’re done with Steph’s blog, keep clicking through the links at the end of each blog until you get back here, and you’ll have seen all of the Project 52 blog posts for this week.

Project 52 – Week 19 – Focus

Friday morning means a new Project 52 post for you to feast your eyes on.  Some of the members of the Beautiful Beasties Network (a professional pet photographers’ forum) are taking on the challenge of doing pet-related photography, with a theme that changes every week, for an entire year.  The goal is to start shooting outside the box, to challenge ourselves as photographers and to expand our vision and talents.  So far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my participation, and I have learned to look at my dogs and their accoutrements in a different light (and at a different angle).

This week’s topic is focus.  We as photographers were allowed to choose any aspect of focus to . . . ummmm . . . focus on.  So I played with the settings on my camera and came up with these pictures of the KLAD kids enjoying a beautiful spring day.  We have been waiting a long time for this weather, so we weren’t about to sit inside and miss out on it!

Silverwood's Elegantly KLAD PCD, CD, RE, CGN, TDI

Grace in the yard . . . . I love how the softness surrounding her draws you right into her beautiful eyes.

Ch Calla's All Bets On KLAD PCD, RA

Jack Jack looks snooty with his nose in the air, but he’s a scent dog, so he’s actually just drawing in the springtime smells.

Just some springtime joy for you!

I hope you’ve enjoyed focussing on beautiful dogs enjoying beautiful weather.  As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Sacramento pet photographer Purple Collar Pet Photography’s blog for more awesome photos .  Once you’re done with Anthony’s blog, keep clicking through the links at the end of each blog until you get back here, and you’ll have seen all of the Project 52 blog posts for this week.