There are a number of reasons why you may want your dog's pictures taken in your backyard; he or she could be elderly and not get around well, they may not like car rides or perhaps they are timid and the prospect of strangers, or multiple strange dogs, at a park could make them (and you) uncomfortable.
Backyards big and small can be great locations for your pet's portraits and you'd be surprised at what a professional pet photographer can coax out of space that you see everyday. Cats can be photographed outside, dogs can be off leash and there's definitely value in looking back at images of your cherished pet that convey all the activities they enjoyed at your home. One of my favorite images is of our dog Ginger relaxing on a sun bed by our pool. You won't capture that at any park in the Dallas - Fort Worth metroplex.
This week's topic in the 52 Week Pet Photography Project is landscape adventure. I've had a busy week with photography sessions so an extended field trip was out of the question. I challenged myself to photograph something in our own backyard that would look adventurous. After a number of uninspiring days, I caught our puppy Rooney peeking through the shrubs and it looked to me that he was on an adventure; stalking squirrels, rabbits and golf carts. I ran to get my camera and took about 40 images in just a couple of minutes using only natural light and saw a story in them when uploaded to my computer. I give you, Rooney's excellent landscape adventure...
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Laying in wait for an adventure
Yawn, this is boring... did you hear that?
It was nothing, time for a nap...
Now on to Pet Love Photography, photographing Cincinnati pets for Tails of Cincinnati, a coffee table book for charity, to see what adventures they have in store for us and then continue clicking on the link at the bottom of each page for a global adventure in pet photography. Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.