Welcome to the blog circle! This week we focus on brown and luckily, I have a brown dog and ferret :). However, I didn’t just take photos of them in any environment, I found brown to use with them, Spud almost blends into the sofa!
This week we are looking at head tilts.
Spud used to do a good head tilt when he was younger and I tried to give it a cue, which he gets, but it’s usually a half effort! His best ones usually are when I don’t have a camera handy!
Another fun blog post this week. Capturing ‘ a day in the life’
At the moment, a daily routine with Spud consists of getting him used to lots of different things and training.
We usually start the day on average at 6/7am, sometimes earlier. He has his breakfast, and after he’s finished goes back to sleep until Bailey comes down.
The day before I had taken these photos we did our first off lead walking and had puppy socialisation in the evening, so lots for him to take in. Knowing he doesn’t go too crazy off lead I let him ‘off ‘as soon as it was safe (I have a long line trailing behind just in case on the cycle track but in fields he’s completely free as I know he’s ok)
The track is a great place for him to meet new dogs and people and he was introduced to two 18month Boxers who were bigger than he expected but he handled it really well after initially trying to hide. I’m always appreciative of people stopping to talk to him, with or without dogs.
Next I went to do some recall training, and a few ‘leave it’s’. He’s doing really well and even found a tennis ball, so win – win for him!
One thing he didn’t expect was the noise Geese make.. A tractor had crossed the river and sent two Geese who were resting flying. I thought they were going to come and get us, and I think Spud did too!
Once home, he had a rest and time for lunch. Another great opportunity for training as he is learning to wait after his bowl is placed.
My niece was here so I expected him to be hyped up, but he was good and took himself off to sleep when he wanted to. Afternoons I make sure he gets as much sleep as he can if he’s had a busy morning, and if needed, we play games or learn tricks in the evening to keep his mind busy.
After that it’s bed time for a well deserved proper sleep!
Next up we have Little White Dog Pet Photography – Sioux Falls, SD
What a difficult theme this week!
I almost backed out of this one, but with some encouragement from fellow circle members I decided to give it a go. These are in no way brilliant as I was completely stumped. I don’t really have a favourite song, and if I did I wouldn’t know where to start in combining it into pet photography!
Stuck, I decided to look at my Spotify playlist and picked some songs that may work. After editing, I’m left with just the two; ‘Teach Me Tonight’ and ‘Funhouse’.
Teach Me Tonight is an ‘oldie’, but covered by loads of different artists. It was published in 1953, 41 years before I was born. I have a trick book, and thought teaching.. that will do! Spud is learning that the desk is where he sits and looks pretty which is good!
Obviously learning is tiring work.. here’s a little outtake – you can see I had Prince to battle with too as he thinks it’s his job to be a model!
The ‘Funhouse’ song by P!nk is one that’s fun – especially live – but the reason I chose this song is because of the lyrics, ‘Oh, I’m crawling through the doggy door
My key don’t fit my lock no more’ and Spud has an obsession with the cat flap.. so not exactly a ‘doggy door’ but he’s crawling through it!
Little White Dog Pet Photography – Sioux Falls, SD might have a better interpretation of the theme – check it out!
A little bonus – look at his expression, I think he found a trick that was a bit too adventurous for him!
Welcome back to the weekly blog.
The theme is minimalist, and whilst I initially thought it would be quite a challenge. I did remember that I had grey walls and a white desk which might help!
I love outdoor images and was wondering how to do a minimalist photo in our garden.. I think it’d probably looked nice on a dock or wide bridge – neither of which I have in the garden! Spud sat down in the shadows on the path, so I over exposed the background which helps!
Still not as clean as I had wanted though, so I took him back in and used the desk and wall.
Then to be even more minimalistic, off came the collar.
To see more minimalism visit Linda from VP Shoots Photography servicing the Tampa Bay area
Until next week!