I apologize for not posting in the last couple of weeks. I’ve had a busy couple of weeks: working, volunteering, and fostering a dog. I’ll get back on schedule in no time.
Here are just a few more summer colors from the gardens in New Hampshire. Enjoy!
The last several days I’ve been experimenting with natural lighting, camera settings, while composing action shots. My youngest dog, Scooter, is a great model to use as long as you are willing to be a ball dispenser. He is a natural athlete, photogenic, and full of youth.
The following photos are after experimenting with the time of day for proper lighting (morning seems best). I set several goals for myself to try to turn my idea into a photo. First, was to get a full body shot of Scooter along with the ball he is fetching in the frame. Second, to capture the shadows of the ball and Scooter in full view on the ground. Thirdly, to draw your attention to Scooter and the ball with no other distraction or merges from the background. I ended up taking over 100 photos with 1o photos being worthy of rating and categorizing in Lightroom as “keepers”.
I am so lucky to have a dog with so much personality, loyalty, and energy! :)
Vacation time is play time! I have three dogs and plenty of land for them to stretch out and run. After several requests, I have decided to open up my home to other dogs over the summer as families take their vacations. It is a great place for dogs to retreat to for daycare, customized playtime, trail walks, training, and 7 acres of running free!
In addition to having the retreat for dogs, my photography plays a role in the pet’s stay. If a pet is with us for multiple days, it opens up a great opportunity to do a photo shoot. I strive to capture the energy and personality of your pet in a safe, fun, and natural environment. Several of the pet’s photos are sent via Facebook or email to the owners updating them on their pet’s vacation with us.