Wide Angle

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 her dog and the wide angle of the lens suited the dog who was running back and forth across a wide expanse of water.  I loved this image as he returned to ball to the his owner.  You can see the bond between the two.

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playing fetch


A wide angle may also be utilized to emphasize a certain portion of your subject.  These images were taken to emphasize the length of my dogs muzzle, the flail of his nose and the white beard he is starting to form under his chin.  These images can give a comical feel to the images because the lens causes some distortion to the image


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Declan wide angle



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Funny Face

Project 52-Blog Circle

This post is part of Project 52 which challenges Professional Pet Photographers to focus on a particular topic/assignment each week. There are photographers from all over the world participating.  Follow the next link to view how the next amazing photographer tackles this weeks challenge.  Then follow each link at the end of each blog until you return to me.. Then you have successfully completed our blog circle. Enjoy!

+++++ NOW visit Elaine Tweedy of I Got the Shot Photography, serving Northeastern Pa and surrounding areas. to see how she interpreted the subject this week+++++

Nancy Kieffer is a photographer serving  the Central New York and Adirondack region and beyond.  Travel assignments welcomed.   If you would like to book a lifestyle session for your pet,

Please email me at Nancy@nancykiefferphotography.com or call 315-469-8807

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Lessons from a Senior Dog

Nancy Kieffer

Working as a pet photographer as well as volunteering in a rescue, I have been blessed with getting to know a number of senior dogs. While I lost my Midnight at a young age, I was very fortunate to have Shamus with me for many years. Shamus was my clown, but boy did he know how to live! His wisdom grew as the years pressed on. I learned that each day spent with my senior dog was a lesson on the importance of living in the present, cherishing our bond and embracing our everlasting friendship.