Sunday, December 9, 2018

Santa Dog and his Elf

Good grief - has it really been a month (plus) since I posted last?

As always, my Flickr stream is updated MUCH more frequently (a couple times a week, hopefully working its way back nearly daily): https://www.flickr.com/photos/bztraining

Moving right along...

Today I uploaded pretty much every shot I took, as I worked my from "easy" to "hard"...

In the Beginning...
Off to a good start


You'll notice that for several of these shots the boys are looking straight ahead. This is because Toby's much improved stay allows me to move behind the camera.

FWIW: In the shot above, Henry is looking at me while Toby is looking at my hand, which is stretched out, waving over the camera while holding a cookie.

Jingle Collars
Henry: "Toby isn't sitting up"


Yes, dear, I see that.

Jingle Collars
Not bad


Santa Dog and Helper 49/52
This was my favorite!

Let's turn it up a notch!

Santa Dog and his Elf
Santa Dog and his (wrinkled) Elf



Santa Dog and his Elf
Santa Dog and his Elf



Dog Blog Post #2510


The Elf hat proved problematic, as when Toby's head was down you could see the hat but he looked worried, and when his head was up he looked fine but you couldn't see the hat.

We worked multiple times on Hat Wearing over the course of the day - a few seconds here and there for lots of cookies - so by the time it came to making the shoot he was fine with it.

Toby's hat is held on by a thin plastic headband, which is taped to the inside of the hat. It wouldn't hold if he was moving around, but is sufficient for shoots and goes pretty much unnoticed - at least until I put the hat on it.

Henry's hat is just stuck on his head. But then, Henry's a pro at Hat wearing.

Photography Assignment


Our Daily Challenge - December 6, 2018 - "Cube"

Yes, I should have turned the package so the corner was toward the camera (sigh).

But I was so focused about the REST of the shoot (hint: puppy) that it didn't occur to me at the time.

Daily Dog Challenge 2589. "Holiday Colors"

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Sunday, October 21, 2018

Draped Dog

Draped Dog 42/52
Perfect Pair


Dog Blog Post #2509


The final shot (above)

Although, to be honest, the "less than perfect" (cough) shots tend to be a lot more fun (below).

Toby is laying down this week because he's too tall to be seated and make a comfortable composition with Henry laying down.

And because his down is good enough that I can get the shot.

The real issue was the drape - which Toby found Very Interesting.

On the bright side, he found the drape SO interesting that he (mostly) left the camera alone.

I guess that's an improvement. :)

As before, String Cheese made a wonderful reward. It's not sticky, greasy, or crumbly - and a hit with all parties.


Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 2542. "A Whiter Shade of Pale"


Not Ready For Prime Time Shots


Working With Amateurs
Toby: "What's this?"
Henry: "A prop. Leave it alone."



Working With Amateurs
Toby: (chew chew chew)
Henry: "Mom!"



Pfththththth
Toby: "Pfththththth"
Henry: "Amateurs"



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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Ready for Halloween

Ready for Halloween
"Trick or Treat!"


Dog Blog Post #2508


Photoshoots with a 14 week old puppy (today!) can be very... entertaining.

Toby has two "poses" right now - this one (which you've seen several times before) and the one where he's charging toward the camera.

(sigh)

A work in progress... the pup is definitely a work in progress.

On the bright side, Henry dutifully stared into the pumpkin even though the only thing inside was a pile of rocks to make it harder for Toby to run off with it.

What a good boy!

What I really need is to draft Hubby into guarding the camera for me, although I'm not sure his presence next to the camera would be a deterrent or a lure.

Photography Assignment


Daily Dog Challenge 2537. "Pumpkin"

2018 Weekly Alphabet Challenge - P is for Plastic


Toby vs. Drip Line
Toby: "Henry made me do it!"



Instigator
Instigator: "He he he"



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