I recently traveled to Toronto, Canada for the Dogs in Action 3.0 workshop taught by the internationally lauded, Claudio Piccoli. After all the running and jumping, we spent some time in the woods taking portraits of the athletes in more quieter moments. For this I decided to bring my ultra wide angle lens and have a bit of fun.
Typically you don't reach for a wide angle lens for portraits because it distorts the subject (see those looong legs and reallly tall trees?), but sometimes you need to have some fun and embrace the silliness. I really enjoyed the results and will definitely plan to use this lens more during portrait sessions to add variety and fun to the session reveal. These images would be a great to include in an album or story print.
When this week's theme for the Pet Photography 52 Week Project was announced as "into the woods", I knew exactly the images I wanted to use. Now off to find some forest areas here in the Dallas area to recreate this look a bit closer to home!
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.