First and foremost, thanks so so much for helping my blog get “Freshly Pressed”. I must say, waking up to hundreds of emails from WordPress.com had me rather confused, especially since I wasn’t aware of what “freshly pressed” meant. Then I went to WordPress.com and what do ya know? There’s my blog! So thank you for all of your feedback and I’m pleased that everyone enjoyed my post so much.
So, as finals are approaching at school, I’ve found myself ahead of the game and not stressed out. In four years, this is a first, I must say. With that said, after all of the love I received in the past 48 on here, why not write another blog in all of my “spare time”?
I am working on putting together a post about candle-lit photography, but I need to go out and practice myself since I haven’t attempted this challenge in awhile, so stay posted.
Living in the heart of Chicago has made me appreciate living in a city, but I do miss going out to the barn, back in St. Louis. I was lucky enough to go home over Thanksgiving and thought a mini photo shoot might be in order? With the help of my friend Nicole and my photo editing, we compiled all of these images with my favorite mare.
Since there were so many comments regarding the puppy shot in my last post, I thought this could be a little dedication to all of our most loyal companions as well. There are a couple things to remember when shooting your pets.
- Capture their personality – Photograph them in their “element”. Whether you have the most lazy dog EVER and all he does is sleep, capture that. Or if your cat can’t stop pawing at the TV, capture that. We love them for our own reasons, so why not share it with everyone?
- Get on their level – Since most of our pets are smaller then us, minus the 1,000 pound mare in my images, stoop down to their eye level. Take shots of them from their own perspective and you’ll get some great results.
- Experiments with different lenses – Some of the funniest pictures involve a fisheye lens and looking at an animal “head on”. Or, try a zoom lens and capture the details of all that fur that ends up all over your house!
Let me know what you think! And stay posted, a more in-depth “How To” post is in the making! Perhaps this weekend??? Happy shooting!!!
Here’s a video I thought had some helpful tips.