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Our dog Jenny – Update

Our dog Jenny

Our dog Jenny

Jenny is adapting very well since we took her home from the rescue. She has mastered the stairs and is showing great progress with walking on tile and wood flooring. She is still is easily scared, however she has begun to play. Jenny has even begun to bark and we are thrilled. She has really bonded with my wife, so much so that if I try to take her for a walk and Jenny knows that my wife is near she refuses to leave the house without my wife.

Jenny is finding her inner puppy.

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My Dog Runs Fast

Jenny Runs Fast

Jenny Runs Fast

Just a fun photo, I was dragging the shutter and letting the dog run. Using a monopod and trying to pan the dog decided to run in a tight circle. I like the effect and well, it this just makes me smile.

Squirrel! My Nemesis

My Nemesis

My Nemesis!

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The backyard bird feeder will not only attract birds but will also attract squirrels. When our dogs see the squirrels they beg to go. They will engage in an intense game of chase the squirrel.

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Puppy Posing

Funny Puppy

Funny Puppy

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This is how you can tell that even your dog thinks you are taking too many photos?

I was practicing doing some flash photography for a class, when I managed to capture this moment. I am often surprised when I take pictures of animals as they tend to surprise me with their expressions and poses. My dog Bella is great as she will sit and pose for me I guess she had enough on this day and was gently letting me know it.  🙂

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Our Rescue Dog Jenny

Window Light Portraiture

Using light from a window to create a split light effect

How to get great light on your subject?

One simple and cost effective (aka cheap) technique that I love to use indoors is window light. Window light provides more natural results and can be controlled or diffused very easily with what you have around the house. If the light is not exactly what you are looking for you can diffuse / control the light by using curtains, blinds, or paper.

Wax paper is my favorite paper to work with as one we always have a roll of it around the house and secondly it can diffuse harsh light well. If you need to add light simply use a reflector to bounce light on your subject. This is easy to do by using some white Styrofoam again inexpensive and easy to find.

In the end experiment try different focal lengths, window sizes, reflector positions or no reflector at all. Try different poses, shoot head and shoulders and 3/4 or full length poses. Look at the different room in your home and see how the light falls in that room.

Here are couple of photos took using only simple window light.

using window light only