Monthly Archives: September 2012

Project 52 – Week 38 – Action!

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 action.  Nicole Begley had this to say about her choice:  Bump up that shutter speed….or don’t if you want some fun blur….but next week’s theme is ACTION!

Since I walk my dogs at least 4 days a week, this isn’t too tough for me to achieve . . . so here’s some action for you!

Jack Jack can flyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

For some reason, this picture just makes me happy.  I love how his ears are flying as he races down the path!

I you’ve enjoyed being a part of the action! As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Nashville Dog Photographer’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Kelly’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 37 – Pets and People

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).

Photographer Kelly Coyle chose pets and people for this week’s assignment.  She had this to say – “This week I wanted to focus on the special bond that pets have with their people so include a pet(s) and a person in your photo. The goal is to show the bond so if that means you only need the person’s hand/feet/legs in the photo that’s fine. Have fun!”

This is my old dog Farley.  His favourite place to be is on the couch, next to my mom (his Grandma).  My folks have been away for two weeks, and he has looked like a tiny sail boat adrift at sea, all alone on the couch.  My folks got back Friday through the day, and I took this picture Friday night.  This shows their love for each other, and the bond that they have.  To me, this picture is worth a million words.

I you’ve enjoyed taking a peek and my Old Dog and one of his People. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Toronto-based pet photographer Posh Pets Photography’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Karen’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 53 – Week 36 – Accessorized

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, chosen by Melissa McCabe, is accessorized.  Her words were – “Please interpret as you wish – I’m thinking accessories can be some photographic tool other than your camera that help make the image (reflector, lens filter, background), tools of the trade for pet photographers that find their way into images of the pets (squeakies, treats, poo bags), or images of pets featuring accessories the pet wears or loves (collar, favourite toy, full on dress up) but whatever this means to you.”

Well, as my friends and family know, I LOVE for my dogs to accessorize!  In fact, my dogs are some of the best-dressed pooches out there.  This is primarily thanks to my friend Erika, who runs Classy Critter collars.  Her handmade collars are second-to-none in terms of look and quality.  I highly recommend them!

Jack Jack wants to show you a few of his treasured accessories . . .

Shockingly, this isn’t everything . . . just what I could round up.  As you can see, we’re devoted customers of Erika’s!

I you’ve enjoyed your visit to my dogs’ accessory closet. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to Boston dog photographer Blue Amrich’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Blue ’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.