This week’s Project 52 Theme, ‘Get Close’, could be interpreted in so many ways! It could mean macro photography, a wide angle lens near the subject, or maybe a close relationship with a pet. I decided to run with getting close and personal with some of my dogs features that I love. The Bronster Monster was with me for a location scouting hike so I took the opportunity to capture his details. And, I took some photos of Brigs (now 14 weeks old) at home. He isn’t done with all of his puppy shots so he doesn’t get out much. Mr. Balan still gives me the stink eye when I pull out the camera, so, he is M.I.A. for these. Nothing like having 3 Border Collies in the house!
One of the most important aspects to my pet sessions are capturing unique parts of the beloved animal that bring the most memories. I remember one client whose dog had surgery, causing a large scar on the dog’s head. My client felt the scar was an intrinsic part of her memories of this special dog and wanted to make sure it was never edited out of any images. I have my own list of items that endear me to my dogs. Some of the little characteristics that I love on Bron is the tiny bit of brown on the top of his head, the spot of pink just inside his nose, and the natural liner around his eyes. I don’t own a macro lens but I was able to get pretty close to one of his eyes.
And, his EARS! Oh, how I love his ears! He can make those things move in every direction and shape.
As for my Brigs, I still have a lot of getting to know him before I could say what my favorite characteristics are. I do really like his ears, as well, but they will change some when he goes through teething. His eyes are gorgeous right now! Those will also change a bit as he matures. They will turn darker. Brigs does seem to have a long tongue, hahaha. I was able to catch a couple of oddly snapped shots in the midst of his puppy zoomies. Who has time to model when you are a wild child with rocket boosters? He is fast! He has been a very welcome and beloved addition to our family. We are all enjoying him immensely.
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