low key dog image

Shadows seemed to be a perfect subject this week.  I have some equipment for off camera lighting that I was wishing to try out.  I had an image in my mind which I wanted to try with Declan.  That image would have had Declan looking straight at me with half of his face in shadow…

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checking out each other

Whether they are happy to see you or stand guard in warning of danger, dogs use their noses to determine if something is to be feared or trusted.  Have you ever wondered why dogs go nose to nose with other dogs, or nose to butt?  Or why their noses are cold and wet?  It turns…

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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…

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walk, leading lines, bridge

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…

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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…

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When taking images, you sometimes need to determine the best lens for the situation.  If you have a wide landscape and you wish to capture everything in the scene, it would be best to use a wide angle lens.  The first image here was of someone I photographed last summer.  She was playing fetch with…

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Project 52-Blog Circle This post is part of Project 52, in which multiple pet photographers have a goal to have a blog and photos each week based on a topic for the week.  This week the topic is Fill the Frame.  When you finish my post please follow the link at the END of the…

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We have all seen scene’s in movies of actors at a gallery all dressed up with a stiff upper lip and sipping champagne as they peruse the art.  Dog paws at the gallery would be the last thing you would think of. Well, at the Arts Center of Yates County, you will be pleasantly surprised…

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Tips on Photographing Fireworks

July 4th is near and there are a multitude of Firework displays to see.  Obtaining images of fireworks can be a challenge.  Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your firework images. Use a Tripod Fireworks require long exposures making hand-holding the camera impractical.  Make sure your tripod is stable and…

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I have been blessed to be a member of  Finger lakes Art.   Now,  Finger Lakes Art has a new focus on community and inspiring other artists.  They are now offering many classes in Art and wellness.  I look forward to teaching my first class in September.   I hope this will be the first in…

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