W.C. Fields quoted “Never work with Children and Animals” and it is a quote that I hear from clients on a daily basis. Photographing children and animals requires patience I do admit but it can be such fun, especially when you get a cheeky boy like this one who is treating his pet as a mix between a doll and a horse! The shoot was an extreme pleasure for me and the results speak for themselves, I hope you enjoy them too.
Growing up, we baked every Sunday. It was usually the same things. Anzac Biscuits and Date Jumbles were the usual Sunday fare. After many years of not being able to look at an Anzac biscuit without feeling sick, I now love them and even bake them for school. Anyway, I thought, if I could love Anzac biscuits again could I possibly love Date Jumbles? I put them to the test, I only found one recipe on my google search, (from NZ) I changed the recipe slightly and I must say, they are very good! Though I must stop at 2, three made me a little sick. There it is, all good.
Hi everyone,I just wanted to thank everyone who bought this piece of art, it is now my most popular art piece in my Coogee Pool series. If you are interested in seeing more, I am exhibiting again in October in Cafe Japone in Randwick. If you can not wait till then, you can order by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This print is limited to 20 and there are only 12 left, so be quick if you are interested.
Hello, I thought I would give you some useful information today, well I hope you find it useful. Just a few tips to get great images of your pooch.
First, give him/her a very thorough wash and blow dry. The cleaner the dog, the shinier the coat will come up in the shots.
Next, keep his/her favourite treats at hand, preferably contained so the treats are not the focus until you need them.
Ok, so now your ready for shooting. Pick a location where the background is not too cluttered. Take out garbage bins, rubish etc, the less distractions the better. If your at your local park, try to keep away from other dog walkers and picnickers etc so your pooch can focus on the job at hand. Oh yeah, bring someone to help you, very important.
Now take out your camera. Use a very fast shutter speed, especially if you want action shots, try for 1/500th or faster.
For the portrait, get your dog to sit and pay attention by giving commands that your dog will react to, like “walkies” “where’s the cat” etc etc. If this doesn’t work, it is time for the treats.
If you are wanting action shots, the more you shoot the more luck you will have with getting great images.
So I hope that was useful, let me know if you have success!
Until next time
On the weekend I photographed these lovely girls with their family. They had so much fun dancing for the camera, (I can’t remember if I even had music on at the time). I loved their spontaneity.