“Laughter is the best medicine. Make us laugh.”
Yesterday I found this really unique carrot in the bag and showed it to Richard. He suggested we make a “man” out of it. Then I remembered this week’s photography theme is “humor” so I felt this would fit perfectly. Richard built Selfie Stan and got him all set up for me and also ran the lighting. We don’t have the best lighting, and I didn’t really like the shadows, but then I figured, hey, he’s taking a selfie in the bathroom mirror, of course there will be awful shadows! It’s a selfie! So, with the addition of an iPhone image and a flash flare (I built the latter myself in Photoshop!), and a poem also written by me, I have a completed “humor” image!
“Whether Butterfly, Rembrandt, Split, or Loop Lighting, choose the technique which best flatters your subject.”
This one was tough for me as I don’t have any knowledge of nor equipment for studio lighting. So, I did the best I could with what I had. The picture of Dolly was on a north balcony with no direct lighting, but I positioned her toward what light there was. The pictures of the hippo statue (don’t you love it?!) were taken in the house. The first shot was in the kitchen with a south window and a filter between the hippo and the window to soften the light. The second hippo photo was from our living room. I positioned the hippo in direct south window light with the filter between the hippo and the light. In order for me to get into the best position, one of our house plants was in the way. However, when I saw the shot I felt it added to the photo, so didn’t move it!
Hippo on Board
Hippo in Jungle
Below is a gallery of one photo of each dog I took photos of at the trial. They are in order as they showed with most of the photos taken Friday and Saturday. I have more photos of many of the dogs, though I just have one or two photos of a couple of them.
Some of the photos have been straightened, cropped, “fixed up,” and some haven’t. I will “fix up” any photos you might want before sending.
If you’d like any of these photos (plus any others I might have of your dog), just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the photo number(s) below each photo.
I looked through and found some more photos of other dogs/handlers. I added them in after the gallery below.
“Your subject should be facing the frame, walking into the frame, this keeps your subject ‘in’ the frame and engaging with it. Give your subject room to move.”
This week I just used the events I was going to. First, on Sunday Richard and I were still at Hot Springs at the races. I thought race horses coming at me down the stretch fit the instructions. Next I was at a dog agility trial and picked locations where the dogs were coming right at me.
“Connect 2 or 3 images together, creating one image, to provoke a thought or tell a story.”
I love doing this in Photoshop, but this was a pretty busy week for me, so I didn’t do nearly as much as I should have. However, I did have a great morning at the park where I took these series photos.
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