Monthly Archives: August 2012

Project 52 – Week 34 – Shadows

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 I got to choose the theme, so I settled on something that I’ve wanted to try for a few weeks now . . . shadows. Now, I know when you read shadows, you’re thinking that I might hide half the dog’s face in shadows in an attempt to be artistic. But no, I literally wanted to take some photos of shadows. The pictures didn’t turn out entirely as I’d envisioned, but I think they’re kind of cool.

Who could this be? Only the shadow knows!

I think this almost makes Jack Jack look like a wolf (more likely a mangy coyote!) – by the way, he was barking, not howling

These shadows don’t evoke thoughts of Cocker Spaniels as much as I was hoping they would . . . but if you look hard, I think the dog is recognizable within that grey blob.

Gracie gets into the act too . . . . she’s not as fluffy as this photo makes her look, I promise!

I you’ve enjoyed checking out the shadows on my sidewalk. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to the Windsor-Essex Furtographer’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Nicole’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 33 – Windows

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 as chosen by Sharon Stokes, a Central Coast pet photographer from Down Under, is windows.  This theme can either be straightforward or esoteric – it really depends on how you want to tackle it.  I think my photos are pretty straightforward, but unique too.  The idea might not be unique, but I think my execution is.  Without further ado, I present:

Reflections of Jack Jack

Jack Jack loves to sit in the window and monitor outdoor activity.  He barks when he feels it’s appropriate, and he insists on knowing who is going where.

If you look really closely, you can see Jack Jack’s reflection in the window.  I love the outline of his face almost framing his reflection.  I had fun capturing this one!

I you’ve enjoyed looking through the windows at my house. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to the Photo Lab Pet Photography team in the San Francisco, Bay Area’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Photo Lab’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 31 – Red

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 assignment is red . . . and I spent a few days trying to figure out how to use the word in a unique and interesting way.  Yes, I could have used red accents or a red background, but that would be too predictable.  I wanted to think outside the box.  So, in a flash of inspiration (based on the Gap ad campaign for AIDS awareness a few years ago), I came up with this.

ado(red)

treasu(red)

I you’ve enjoyed my interpretation of red having a great time. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Boston dog photographer Kaylee Greer’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Kaylee’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.