Working With What You Have

What I had: an assistant (dog wrangler), mud, toys, pretty light, bright colors, a lazy dog and an excited one.
As I had two dogs to photograph, an energetic Wire-haired Fox Terrier and a lounging Scottish Terrier. It was fortunate to have the availability to shoot inside and still use natural light or outside were it was overcast but bright. I had no trouble deciding where to shoot each of them since Ajax was resting on a chair in the living room and Whitman was bouncing around with curiosity. So Ajax was first, I opened all the doors and windows to give me as much light as possible. Having a bold colorful chair really helped to make him stand out in these shots. I just left him be, got on his eye level and shot.

With Whitman bursting with energy we went outside and let him play, then just captured what he was doing.

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Let you’re babies guide you with the mood and the location of the shoot.

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