Pet Photography - Theme Bold Colors

November 03, 2017  •  7 Comments

This week’s pet theme is “Bold Colors” so I began my quest with a few google searches to get some ideas on what ‘bold colors’ actual means.  Capturing bold colors can be an especially powerful way to create mood in a photo.  Capture pet photography with strong, bold colors they should be deep, saturated colors.  The composition should be simple, potentially using several blocks of bold color or let one color dominate the photograph.  The effect of a bold color is stronger when the dominant color is a primary color – red, yellow or blue.

Blue is a cool, relaxing color.  A clear blue sky is a great example.  Blue can also be a cold, frigid color – as in a dark, wintry scene with snow and ice.

Red is a warm color but often thought of with danger (blood) or anger.

Yellow is a warm color representing fun, joy and sunshine – often thought of with happy feelings.

Green is an earth color, fresh and vibrant like plants and trees in the spring.

After doing my searches, it’s time to create some photographs for this week’s blog.  Abby is usually my 'go to' dog when I need a specific type of photograph and she was a great model against some bold blue backgrounds.

And each of the foster puppies were happy to stop running around for a few seconds (yes, seconds - either they are running around or sound asleep).  They are about 15 weeks of age - little girls - 9 pounds (Rue) and 11 pounds (Ollie - short for Olive).  They are very bonded and looking for their forever home.  They belong to Maxx and Me Pet Rescue - if you are interested.

Rue - taller and more slender than her sister, Ollie - she is the outgoing adventure seeking puppy - but also very sweet and loves to curl up in your lap.

Ollie - the more solid built puppy, she is fast to figure out what you want (i.e., Sit) and happy to stop for a photograph a little longer than her sister, Rue.  Coming in at 11 pounds, she is a small bundle of energy and joy.  She is looking to have a forever home with her sister, Rue (if possible) as they sleep together, play together and spend all their time together. They belong to Maxx and Me Pet Rescue - if you are interested.


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Beautiful images! Loving the blue - especially in the first image with those amber eyes! Great captures!
Oh those blues are gorgeous!
Rochelle Marshall(non-registered)
I too think the second image is fantastic! What gorgeous foster kids you have!
Lisa Browning(non-registered)
Wow you got the eyes so sharp and in focus! Looks great.
Kim Hollis(non-registered)
I love your explanation of bold colors! Nice job this week. :)
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