Friday, December 10, 2010

Something Completely Different

And Now For Something Completely Different ...
A Dog In The Grass!

"Stewert" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

"Stewert" ( see all proofs)
© rebecca collins /

Sometimes people send me a photograph that is a little different and it is always fun to break away from the standard classic portrait layout. This original photograph is stunning for a million reasons ... I will just list my top 5 reasons:
Image Quality: Client sent original large high resolution version ... full of rich yummy detail. They did not grab a web quality image off of facebook.
Mood:  There is a story here, has Stewert been playing hard? Maybe he is just a lazy boy? There are lots of stories the viewer can make up.
Angle: ... I think someone ended up with grass stains on their jeans after this photo shoot. They shot this at doggy ground level. If you do not end up with mud, grass stains and slobber all over you after a photo shoot then you are not really digging in to the process.
Lighting: ... great lighting here, the sun is not too harsh, but there is plenty of natural light.
Composition: I love the fact that the dog is the largest thing in the photo. Too often people will center their subject and then get 5 yards away from them to shoot the photo. If the pup is the size of a pea on your photograph once I enlarge them there will be very little detail to work with. Get up close to your subject, who cares if an ear goes off the edge?

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