Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project
Each week a group of professional pet photographers band together & challenge themselves to create new images based on a common theme. These images are then shared in each photographers blog (on Fridays). A "blog circle." is formed as each photographer links to another member's blog at the bottom of their post. If you love looking at beautiful pet photographs be sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post and click the link to take you to the next very talented photographer. Keep going until you land back here and you will have come full circle!
Everything around Indy is greening up this week. Buds on the trees are days away from bursting open and the grass is a rich kelly-green. Given it's the last week of March this greening up is definitely a little early for our area, but I'll take it, as this weeks theme is "green"! It is lovely to see color again outside after the grey that is predominant over the winter months. While the setting at the shelter where I volunteer isn't lush by any stretch of the imagination I decided that I would use nature & our adoptable's to fulfill this weeks theme. All of these beauties are still available as I'm writing this!
First up are a pair of Bassett Hounds, brother & sister Mildred and Charlie. They are a bonded pair and will be adopted as such. Both just under 5 years of age. I wish I knew their whole story. Poor Mildred has been diagnosed with hip dysplasia and cherry eye. Fortunately neither of these ailments seemed to dampen her spirit. It's not often we see this breed in the shelter so I expect they will not hang around too long even with Mildred's health needs. Myself and the 2 handlers giggled a lot during their session - they were so amusing! Next is my Puggle crush Henry. Henry is a senior at 10 years old. He was so content to sit in the sun and cuddle with his handler. He was easy breezy to work with. Then finally Freya still a pup at 7 months old who couldn't get enough of the fresh grass. Rolling back and forth in it, over an over again. It looked like it felt so good!
In all of these images I shot low to the ground using a wide aperture. Getting down low allowed me to use the green grass to frame the subject and using a wide aperture results in a shallow depth of field providing the blurred background. This blur helps to take the focus off of the less than perfectly manicured lawn and put it on the lovely dogs!
I hope you enjoyed this weeks take on "green"! There are so many different ways you could go with this, head over to Kathy Ono of Ono Pet Photography to see her perspective on green.
Hope to see you next week!
p.s. Sorry I was MIA last week. The theme "HDR" (zero experience with) combined with kids home from college for Spring break and other personal priorities I just plain ran out of time to learn & get out and shoot :(