Friday morning means a new Project 52 post for you to feast your eyes on. Some of the members of the Beautiful Beasties Network (a professional pet photographers’ forum) are taking on the challenge of doing pet-related photography, with a theme that changes every week, for an entire year. The goal is to start shooting outside the box, to challenge ourselves as photographers and to expand our vision and talents. So far I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my participation, and I have learned to look at my dogs and their accoutrements in a different light (and at a different angle).
This week’s theme as chosen by Sharon Stokes, a Central Coast pet photographer from Down Under, is windows. This theme can either be straightforward or esoteric – it really depends on how you want to tackle it. I think my photos are pretty straightforward, but unique too. The idea might not be unique, but I think my execution is. Without further ado, I present:
Reflections of Jack Jack
Jack Jack loves to sit in the window and monitor outdoor activity. He barks when he feels it’s appropriate, and he insists on knowing who is going where.
If you look really closely, you can see Jack Jack’s reflection in the window. I love the outline of his face almost framing his reflection. I had fun capturing this one!
I you’ve enjoyed looking through the windows at my house. As this is a blog ring, please continue on to the Photo Lab Pet Photography team in the San Francisco, Bay Area’s blog for more awesome photos . Once you’re done with Photo Lab’s blog, keep clicking through the links at the end of each blog until you get back here, and you’ll have seen all of the Project 52 blog posts for this week.
After a week off for a trip to New York City (blog post to follow!), I’m back to participating in the Beautiful Beasties Network Project 52, which explores a new pet-related theme every week. Last week I missed out on interpreting my dogs’ moods. They’re probably less disappointed than I am. This week’s theme was windows or reflections. Given that it’s still frosty and snowy outside, I decided to try getting some reflections. Initially my goal was to have my dogs examining themselves in the mirror, but the dogs had other ideas. For the past four years I’ve reinforced them for looking at the camera – there was no way they were going to look away. What if a treat suddenly appeared while they were looking elsewhere????
Gracie did not want to pose this week. Her facial paralysis is improving, but she’s been peevish since I got back from New York, so I didn’t push the issue. The boys were only too happy to play my games, as always.
As this is a blog roll, full of delightful pet photos, please follow this link to Anthony Helton’s blog -
. Keep following the links to see everybody’s interpretation of this week’s assignment. When you get back here, you’ve seen them all!