Thursday, March 31, 2011

Heavy Metal

ds500 - Metal

Dog Blog Post #281:Another Real Life day, so we'll keep things short and to the point. The Daily Shoot assignment:

Make a photograph that features metal or a metallic surface today.

And the picture at the top of the post reflects (pardon the pun) my best efforts.

No, I don't use a metal dog bowl, which is why that one is so darned shiny! I much prefer ceramics. :)

(In case you can't tell, that's mostly Henry that you see, with a smidgen of Zachary on the left.)

This was a super-easy shoot. In fact, I spent more time scrubbing the dusty bowl than I did actually taking the pictures.

I used the tripod, on it's lowest size (18"?) with the camera pointing pretty much straight down at the bowl. I took some pictures of heads over the bowl, in the bowl, a cookie in the bowl, nothing in the bowl, etc.

FWIW: I got the best results asking them to sit in front of the bowl (facing me and the camera) and I held a cookie down near me, just out of ranging, moving it up and down while I stared at the LCD until I saw something that looked good.

Catching up, we find that yesterday's Daily Shoot was:

Make a photograph that illustrates being inside today.

The shots are pretty obvious, requiring just a basic stay and "Leave it!" (and a few spare cookies for when Henry decided that "Leave it!" didn't apply to him.)

ds499 - Inside

ds499 - Inside


Yes, the jar is open for all three pictures (hence the need for backup cookies!) and yes, those are real dog cookies inside. My favorite was the first of the three.

Editor's Note: No, MAXMOM IN SA, I don't teach photography (though I'm flattered you'd even think I could!) I just have a little Sony point-n-shoot, basically like the one below (only a slightly newer DSC-W55 instead of a -W50 so it's 7.2M instead of 6M)....

ds450 - Say Cheese

... and some very good models. :)

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houndstooth said...

I looked in on the Daily Shoot assignment last night, and I wondered if you'd have the Mouse ears out again! I love what you did with the food bowl. That is a really neat shot!

I'm giggling over the expressions in the cookie jar photos, too! Those are such sweet shots!

Amber-Mae said...

Oh wow! I am SO surprised to find out that you are just using a normal pocket digital camera! All this while I thought you were using the professional type. That camera sure takes really nice, sharp pictures!!! I couldn't tell the difference at all. That is one very good quality camera.

Sage said...

You have excellent models! Your food bowl shot was a work of art. And what control over the cookie jar (we have the same one).