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Project 52 – Week 50 – New Technique

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).

Stephanie Madeline of Chase & Snap Pet Photography in New Jersey suggested we try a new technique this week.  It could be back lighting, night photography, anything that we don’t normally try or want to try to get better at.  Since a friend of mine wanted to do a holiday photo shoot of her Doberman Pinscher Mojo, the timing was perfect.  She wanted to re-create a photo she’d found on Pinterest, of a baby sitting on the floor, wrapped in LED Christmas lights.  The photo was shown in black and white.  This isn’t something I’d done before, so I had to research camera settings and how to best set the scene,.  Fortunately Mojo was a VERY willing model!

Here’s one of the photos in full colour . . . . meet Mojo



And here’s Mojo in black and white.  I am very pleased with how the pictures turned out, and so is his owner!

I hope you’ve enjoyed learning a new technique with me! As this is a blog ring, please continue to Windsor’s pet photographer NCS Pet Photography’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.