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Humor

Humor

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  This weeks blog is about humor.  I find humor in everyday situations or looks.  My first image is of my old dog Shamus.  He had developed difficulty with his legs/hips and had a tendency to drag his feet.  In order to protect the feet, I decided to try out some rainboots.  The only pair I could find was this pair with red polka-dots.     At our last BBQ at Second Chance, I happened upon this image of another…

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Backlight

Backlight

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To backlight an image simply means that your light source is coming from behind your subject.  You can use backlights in creative ways.  One way is to use the sun as your light source.  Hudson is my model here.  The sun is behind him and to the left, but also is high in the sky, so I manage to have some light on his face.  This effect enhances the yellow in his brindle coloring. Another effect you could create with…

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Colorful

Colorful

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I am a little late this week.  I missed my deadline to run my “colorful” blog as part of the blog circle of various international pet photographers.  I was a little bit bummed that I was too busy  to be part of the blog circle,  but was even more disappointed that I was missing out on actually doing the challenge.  After my initial disappointment however, I determined I could still at least complete the challenge.  This weeks challenge was Colorful. …

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Patterns

Patterns

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This weeks challenge is using patterns.  For a moment I was pondering what I should do, then I realized I was already working on a pattern.   The benefit for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter is coming up next Friday and is sure to be a wonderful event to aid the animals.  The volunteer’s have been working hard on getting things together for the event and I have seen a lot of wonderful donations coming in for the benefit.  I decided…

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Headshots

Headshots

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A Headshot is an image that focuses on the head or head and shoulders of the subject.  Meet my models for this week.  They are all available at Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter.  Come in and visit these beauties.   Buddy is a Labrador- Pit bull mix and is a sweet dog.  He is about one year old and enjoys belly rubs! Bobbi is a Chihuahua Terrier mix. She is about 10 months old and enjoys meeting new people. Manson is…

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Get Close

Get Close

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Get Close with your photography.  Many photography guides will discuss the importance of filling- the- frame with the subject.  Most often these emphasize filling the majority of the image with the body or the face of your subject.  While these can be wonderful images, once you have taken those, move in even closer.  Bringing yourself closer to your subject will enable you to emphasize features such as the nose or eyes or discover abstract features such as the contours of…

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Leading Lines

Leading Lines

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Leading lines are a way you can draw the viewer into or through your image.  Leading lines can be found naturally, such as roads, fences, bridges, the line of a cliff or the shoreline. Utilizing a leading line can also create depth to your image as the road vanishes in the distance, or a bridge leads to a deep forest. In these images, I was able to utilize the Bridge to draw the viewer into the walk these two companions…

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A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life

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A day in the Life of Declan! Declan is my current dog.  He is a lab-hound mix and a rescue.  He is my “Wild Child”.  He wakes up early- about 5:15 and loves to run around the yard either chasing squirrels or ‘defending’ the yard from the next door neighbors puppy by running up and down the fence line barking back and forth with her. He is scared of most animals, so the puppy has been a challenge for him,…

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Revisit & Re-edit

Revisit & Re-edit

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The challenge this week was to revisit some of the pictures we took in the past and re-edit them now to see how our style and expertise has changed.  Hopefully our edits have shown how we have grown as photographers.  Photography does not end with the click of the camera.  The process continues in the darkroom.  In the past, Photographers spent hours in a darkroom dodging and burning negatives to come up with their vision of the image as they…

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Favorite Song

Favorite Song

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The challenge this week was to have our blog feature pictures that represent our favorite song. My taste in music ranges far and wide, so it was hard to come up with a favorite song.  I decided to choose “I knew I loved you” by Savage Garden.  I think the words fit perfectly with how animal lovers feel when they just see an image of a dog before they come into the shelter.  In the same way the dogs feel when…

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