Category Archives: Project 52

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 19 : Backlight

Welcome back to the Pet Photography Project 52! This week’s topic is “Backlight”. The description is pretty self-explanatory, but the execution can be a bit trickier. This is a technique where the main light source is behind the subject. It’s one of my favorites and my goto lighting for outdoor photography. In outdoor photography of...

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  • Tracy AllardMay 11, 2018 - 10:10 am

    Fantastic images and Charlie, perfect rim lighting.  Just gorgeous! ReplyCancel

  • Lisa BrowningMay 11, 2018 - 11:48 am

    Look at the sun coming through Noah’s ears – perfect! Charlie looks like he’s a handful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynda MowatMay 12, 2018 - 8:35 am

    Oh I LOVE your rim lighting. And Noah’s  ears with the sun coming through them! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 12, 2018 - 1:28 pm

    I love the sun shining right through Noah’s ear’s highlighting all the veins.  I love the boca in the last shot with Charlie.  Great imagesReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksMay 17, 2018 - 4:00 am

    Beautiful job! I think my favorite is the first one. Love it!ReplyCancel

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 16 : Headshots

Welcome to another week of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. This week’s topic is “Headshots”. Pretty self-explanatory. For my models I visited a friend’s house to photograph her crew of dogs, all of whom are rescues. First up is Chloe Bug. She is a 10 year old Beagle that was adopted from Paws...

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  • JessicaApril 20, 2018 - 11:23 am

    Such pawsonalities! I’m hopeful with the right people Shai will get the loving home she deserves!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy AllardApril 20, 2018 - 11:42 am

    Great models and beautiful image, so sun-kissed! ReplyCancel

  • UlyApril 20, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    They are all beautiful. All your models have exceptional personalities coming through.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksApril 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    Such wonderful images. I just love the scruffy and senior dogs.ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansApril 22, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    You do such a good job capturing not only the pets’ unique features (I’m thinking of Lyla’s ears) but their characters as well. I feel like I know them so well.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda MowatApril 23, 2018 - 8:04 am

    I love Beagles! Great shots. Good luck to Shai.he looks like he’d be a fun pup to have.ReplyCancel

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 14 : Leading Lines

Welcome to another post in the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. This week’s topic is “Leading Lines”. This is a composition technique in photography that uses visual lines to lead the viewer’s eye to specific points in the image. Some examples of leading lines can be roads, bridges, architectural structures and even the shoreline...

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  • LyndaApril 6, 2018 - 8:08 am

    Love reading about more awesome people who rehome these abandoned beauties!  Well done to Yvonne, and we’ll done to you for the photos! ReplyCancel

  • Kim HollisApril 6, 2018 - 12:26 pm

    O.M.G Those ears are awesome!!!! So glad to hear they’ve both found their forever homes too. Great job on the photos – love that red bridge.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksApril 6, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    Yay! Congrats on helping to get them adopted! That last pic of Henry is fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 6, 2018 - 5:01 pm

      Thanks! Yvonne had actually adopted these guys long before I met her, but hopefully my current volunteer efforts at the shelter they came from are helping other dogsReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 6, 2018 - 2:22 pm

    Loved all of your leading lines and both of these little cuties. Well done! That red bridge is wonderful.ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 6, 2018 - 5:02 pm

      Thanks! This park is kind of a hidden gem as far as photography is concerned. Beautiful landscaping, lots of interesting elements. The locals use it, but I never see any other photographers there.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra mccarthyApril 7, 2018 - 12:48 am

    Those ears are amazing. Beautiful Bokeh. Nice work. ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 8, 2018 - 5:03 pm

      Thanks. Yea, Henry is a unique looking dog. I shot these with the 70-200mm f/2.8.ReplyCancel

  • Linda PerdueApril 8, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    Love reading the story – If I get to where I am taking photographs of dogs that have been adopted, I would love to follow your example and ask the story behind the dog – it’s such a personal touch.  Great photos – I do love Henry’s ears – never seen anything like that!ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 8, 2018 - 5:08 pm

      Thanks! I started doing “Happy Tails” stories about dogs adopted from the county animal shelter because for a number of reasons – to counter balance all the pleas for help, to show all the staff and volunteers how their hard work pays off and hopefully show the public that you can find perfectly good animals at the shelter. There is unfortunately still a stigma attached to shelter animals – that there is something wrong with them. I think it prevents a lot of people from wanting to adopt from a shelter.ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansApril 8, 2018 - 10:56 pm

    I see that Henry sits “kickstand-style” like one of my dogs does. I love the “stories” from the dogs’ person.ReplyCancel

  • ShaeApril 11, 2018 - 1:57 am

    Yay! I love a happy story! Nice use of the leading lines to highlight these furbulous pups!ReplyCancel

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 13 : A Day In The Life

Welcome to week 13 of The Pet Photography Project Blog Circle. This week’s theme is “Day In The Life”. The instructions were to document a day in the life of a pet. I choose to feature my 5 cats – Max, Ruby, Stanley, Cali and Libby. I couldn’t really do a day in the life...

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  • KirstenMarch 30, 2018 - 12:53 pm

    What an adorable bunch! Love the catnip photos 🙂 ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksMarch 30, 2018 - 1:51 pm

    Wonderful images! They do show a cat’s life (besides the sleeping part) 😉  I LOVE the image for Cali’s introduction.ReplyCancel

    • JohnMarch 30, 2018 - 3:39 pm

      Thanks. That photo really captures her personality. She was semi-feral when I brought her home. She was here almost 3 months before I could even take a photo of her without her running away and hiding.ReplyCancel

  • ShaeMarch 30, 2018 - 4:17 pm

    Awww these are really sweet. I too love the catnip pics. But I think my favorite is Liberty’s sneaky look around the corner at the start. Beautiful. ReplyCancel

  • Danyel RogersMarch 30, 2018 - 10:42 pm

    What great images of ALL the kitties! Nicely done!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMarch 31, 2018 - 11:45 am

    These are adorable! I love that one of Liberty by/in the fridge and Ruby on the stairs. I bet your home is full of activity and purrsonality at all times!ReplyCancel

  • Sam AdeleMarch 31, 2018 - 3:32 pm

    Brilliant insight into your cats day! I love Stanley in the catnip! ReplyCancel

  • Linda PerdueMarch 31, 2018 - 7:58 pm

    Wow, your cats have a much more eventful day than mine do – hence the reason most all my photos are of the dogs – love the variety and thanks for taking these felines into your home!ReplyCancel

  • LyndaApril 1, 2018 - 1:55 am

    Great photos that truly depict a day in the life of your cats. Nothing wrong with being a crazy cat guy….something to aspire to! They’re all adorable!ReplyCancel

  • DarleneApril 8, 2018 - 12:06 pm

    “Crazy Cat Guy” – i love it!  These are great images!  Must be a fun bunch to have around!  The catnip pics are my favorite with Stanley 🙂  Lucky cats to  have found you!  ReplyCancel

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 11 : Favorite Song

Welcome to another week of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle! This week’s topic is “Favorite Song”. This was a fun and challenging topic. I think most people would be hard pressed to pick one single song as their favorite, and I’m no exception. But there is definitely a top 10 list, which my...

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  • Kim HollisMarch 16, 2018 - 10:36 am

    Great song choice and those lyrics. Ray L is coming to Charlotte and I’d love to see him even though I don’t know a lot of his music. What dream dogs to photograph too!! ReplyCancel

    • JohnMarch 17, 2018 - 2:00 am

      Thanks! That would be a great show, you should go!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksMarch 16, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    I love that song, and I love these images! What beautiful dogs! These images ooze “love and home.” These dogs look like they are exactly where they were meant to be.ReplyCancel

    • JohnMarch 17, 2018 - 2:13 am

      Thanks! Yea, they really lucked out with Jackie.ReplyCancel

  • SusannahMarch 16, 2018 - 1:33 pm

    What fantastic images to go with a great song. And the story about Emma is just perfect. ReplyCancel

    • JohnMarch 17, 2018 - 2:15 am

      Thanks! Yea, it took a lot of work with Emma but Jackie is a very patient, loving dog owner.ReplyCancel

  • KirstenMarch 16, 2018 - 2:16 pm

    Beautiful photos and those dogs are gorgeous!!ReplyCancel

  • SamAdeleMarch 16, 2018 - 2:33 pm

    Lovely story about Emma! The images are also perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Danyel RogersMarch 16, 2018 - 9:22 pm

    The dogs are stunning, but all I could think of is how in the world does she keep that hair from getting matted. ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 17, 2018 - 3:55 am

    Such a lovely story.  Oliver and Emma are certainly lucky dogs.  Love the song. I had not heard it before.ReplyCancel

  • LyndaMarch 17, 2018 - 4:44 am

    Such beautiful models! They have met their forever person! Gorgeous photos. I’ll have to check out that song. It sounds perfect.ReplyCancel

  • UrsulaMarch 18, 2018 - 1:07 am

    Wonderful song and excellent photos to accompany them. What gorgeous pups.ReplyCancel

  • DarleneMarch 18, 2018 - 6:29 pm

    Perfect lyrics to go along with the post ~ beautiful song choice and loved reading Emma’s story.  Stunning dogs and these images are gorgeous!  My favorite image is the first one.  ReplyCancel

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