Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project
This is a blog circle!
If you scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the link, it will take you to the next very talented Pet Photographer. Keep going until you land back here and you will have come full circle!
I cannot believe that it is week 30 already!
As a photographer I am always, always looking at the light. And like most photographers I love to shoot in natural light when the sun is low in the sky and the color of light becomes almost magical. I am always commenting to my husband and daughters, "oh my gosh, just look at the beautiful light!", to which they reply, yes Mom (Linda), it's nice 🙄
It's so easy to be rushed with shelter dog photography because the dogs are always on the move and my assistants, the walkers, well, they want to walk them. For me, I have learned that it is important for me to remove the pressures I place upon myself & slow down or even stop...
There is so much to think about in a split second when a shelter dog strikes a pose for you. It has been a journey getting to this point with loads of oversights along the way. I am trying to take time to learn from each one. I am often shy about admitting this but I am so nerdishly fascinated by the light and how it can play a part in the image. 🤓 Notice I keep saying light not shadow. What I love most about this blog circle is the opportunity to get out of my head and think differently. This weeks theme is not light, but "Shadow". I don't see the shadows in a positive light (pun intended). I look for ways to avoid them. So think about how refreshing it was to stop and really look at incorporating them in an image. I didn't get creative at the shelter as I really need to make my images count. Perhaps another week I will discover an opportunity to incorporate shadows to help tell the dogs story. Instead, both images shared here were taken this week at home, taking advantage of gorgeous summer light streaming into our windows to create some interesting light and shadow patterns.
You can almost feel the warmth of the sunlight in this first image. I like how the diagonal lines of shadow lead you to Teddy and back up to them. Keeping your eye traveling along the shadow patterns all while staying within the frame. I shot this with a 35mm f1.4 Sigma Art lens. It's brand new and I am so, so happy with it! I love how the perspective of a 35 mm can infer a story.
It's been so hot and humid lately that as soon as we come in from our walks Teddy goes in search of tile to cool off on! I took advantage of his placement between the shadows & grabbed my camera (which still had my 50mm on it from my shelter shoot).
I didn't actually notice until now but Ted-Bear has been lying around a lot this week, lol!
Lets see what is lurking in the shadows with our other photographers starting with Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area
Until next week,