This week its all about color! Let's share some different types of color while featuring a dog within the photograph. We have color in the background using painterly like textures, colors in the Florida landscape and color in different types of backgrounds.
Our first example features Abby sitting with crayons and a coloring book - no, she didn't have a clue what to do so she just sat there doing her 'puppy sit' and looked pretty!
This photograph uses a colorful texture as the background added in post processing.
Ok, let's sit like an adult dog and not on our butt - here's another one of Abby posing with lots of color.
When photographing a black dog, it helps to include some color in the image to help make the dog stand out from it's surroundings. In this photograph, Gunner, a tripod (3 legged dog) enjoyed the Florida landscaping of our backyard. While a good portion of our yard is primarily green, we do have a few plants with pink and red shades to add color. Not to mention the colorful collar Gunner is sporting!
Gunner had so much fun running through our yard that he picked up some of the water along the way from the plants. We had about 5 inches of rain the previous day - so the plants were happy along with Gunner. Here Gunner stopped next to one of the more colorful (not just green) plants in our yard.
This morning it was a beautiful sunny morning in Florida - more specifically in Tampa. We decided to take our dogs for a special treat to visit the gardens and enjoy the nice weather. We found several different pieces of colorful artwork through out the garden. A beautiful sunny day doesn't really make for the best photographs because the camera does not do well with the sun/shade combinations (splotchy light) like the human eyes do. However, having said that and knowing that our pet photography blog this week is all about color - we had our girls pose for us in a few places to share with you.
Our first color blast came from the large white cow that has lots of brightly painted flowers on it. Ollie is posing under this cow. To give you perspective on how big the white cow is....Ollie is about 30 pounds (so not a large dog - but very small compared to this cow).
Next, we walked over to the butterfly garden area. Lots of butterflies - some bees - but none staying still long enough to capture great images. Capturing good photographs of butterflies requires a lot of skill or them settling down for a minute to capture as they grab nectar from the flowers. This is Rue - she has a hard time staying in a sit-stay command. She will sit and then as soon as you stop telling her to stay she is coming back to you slowly because she didn't want to stay.
Last up is the outdoor patio area where all the chairs and table are brightly painted in colors. At first, we thought, let's just put Ollie in a chair and see if we can get a photograph before a kitty walks by or something else and they are wanting to start off running! But - well, let's just push our luck and see if we can get all three girls. We promised them a snack - so they decided to be good for us. Here's our girls (chubby and now all dieting!). Rue (left), Ollie (center) and Abby (right).
This is a personal project that I try to participate in each week (as much as possible). This post is part of a 'blog circle' which is with several other Professional Pet Photographers around the world. Each week a different theme is provided to the group and we, as pet photographers, interpret the theme in our own way. Follow the link provided at the end of each of my blogs to the next pet photographer's blog - and when you arrive back at my blog - you've completed the entire circle of blogs for this theme. For more pet photographers sharing their take on this theme, head over to visit Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching pet and family portraits in Coppell, Carrollton and the greater Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex.
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