Friday, January 25, 2013

You Can Never Have Too Many

All Mine

All Mine
"All Mine."

All Mine
"Got it?"

Dog Blog Post #943

Photography Assignment

Zachary is your classic ball obsessed Golden Retriever, and his ball of choice is the Lacrosse Ball.

Here he is, with 50 brand new Lacrosse Balls, fresh from the bucket.

Our Daily Challenge - Jan 25, 2013 - "All Mine"

Daily Dog Challenge "452. "Hoarders - So what does your dog like to keep all to him or herself?"

113 Pictures in 2013 - "#57. Three or More of the Same Thing"

Truth in Advertising: Neither boy is possessive over anything. Zachary's intense look in the picture above is the result of me just having finished tossing him several Cookies in rapid succession, and he's primed for the one I'm still holding in my hand.

Split Lighting - Revisited

Henry didn't really fit into today's challenges, but as he puts up a huge fuss if he doesn't get his modeling time (and Cookies!) I decided to try again with split lighting.

This was the best of the bunch.


Once again, my Speedlight was hitting Henry broadside.

This is essentially the same setup I had last time, except THIS time I placed my reflector - black side out - against the white fridge, which sits directly opposite the flash on the left side of the image.

(Yes, my "studio" is my kitchen, so everything that goes up must come back down at the end of the shoot.)

Anyway, I was really surprised by how much the anti-reflector darkened the dark side of Henry, and I think it made for a better image.

As with most on-black pictures, this one looks better in lightbox.

Pet Photography Tip of the Day

Meet my new favorite photography tool.

Drool Rag
Drool Rag

It is a microfiber cloth by 3M (I think) sold in 3-packs for under $5 at the local hardware store.

Advertised as soft and highly absorbent, I picked them up last weekend in hopes I could reduce the amount of time I spent cloning away drool specks.

They did not disappoint.

I don't have one with me at the moment, but I'm guessing them to be 8"-10" square.

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Sue and Doug said...

our Tucker loves his 'chuck-it' or anyone else at the park with one!..we may have to get some lacrosse balls to change the focus?

Anonymous said...

You have the sweetest looking pups! Tossing treats is a good idea. My dog is food driven, so maybe when I attempt still pictures of him surprising him with cookies pieces might help! Thanks. Have a happy Saturday!

Bongo said...

Those balls look like great fun. I might have to go visit my person's niece who plays lacrosse. Oh, and my person says those are great photos.

FANCY the Red Standard Poodle said...

Hi Y'all!

What dramatic pictures! Those balls look almost like eggs...BOL!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Beyond the Dog Dish said...

I always forget to look at photos in lightbox! Your right they do look amazing that way. I decided to also look at the lacross hording orange ball photo and yup it was really nice in lightbox too!

I'm frustrated with my flash photos. I was blaming the fact my dogs are dark but then Houndstooth nailed some awesome photos of Kuster so there goes my excuse!! Must be me - back to practicing I go!