Project 52 – Week 3: Fill the Frame

This week we’re focusing on filling the frame. Usually, we like to have space around our subject, and not having a cramped feel, but sometimes having them right in your face adds a lot of impact!

It’s a short one from me this time round but I’m happily bringing you Finn, one of two Labradors who I have the pleasure of looking after occasionally! I took this on Monday, and who would have known that Labradors would be voted the UK’s favourite breed later on in the week!

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Next up, we have the talented Wag to my Heart Photographer, Danyel Rogers, providing photography needs for the Portland Metro area!

Enjoy the rest of the blog circle!

Project 52- Week 2: Rule of Thirds

Welcome to week 2! We’ve had hints of sun!

This week we are concentrating on the ‘rule of thirds’. Rather than having the subject dead centre of the frame, you can use the rule of thirds to enhance your composition and make your photo more ‘visually pleasing’. Many cameras come with the grid on the lcd screen to help!  Another way to do it is in post processing when cropping, but like everything, it helps to get in right in camera first!

Our model here is Prince, the most camera loving cat I have ever had. He knows when he needs to work and if I point at a spot he’ll go there for me! This time was on an old hutch. I needed to position him and myself where I could use the rule of thirds but also not have a too distracting background. These are very minimally cropped, maybe only so that the eye is on the intersections of the grid! I usually like to have my subject on the left hand side of the frame but you work with what you have!  You can see here though how I feel left looks more ‘right’! IMG_0365

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It helps that my eyes are drawn to Prince however he is placed 🙂

Next up on the large circle this week, we have Ashley Siemon Photography, serving the San Francisco Bay Area.

Hope you all have a lovely week!

Project 52 – Week 1: Blank Slate

Happy New Year! I cant wait to see where this year takes The Hoof & Hound Photographer. I have some exciting things lined up however, and feel like there will be a lot more variety in my work!

The first blog circle of the year and it’s a full one!

This week the theme is blank slate, so we got to choose what we did. The weather has been very dismal here so I didn’t get chance to go and bribe our dog for being a model – he isn’t a fan of winter!

Although not pets, I feel as though I can take advantage of the theme as I would love to branch out into more nature photos! For the past few weeks we have had a couple of Pheasants visiting the garden, they come each year which is always lovely! Yesterday (Thursday) they brought a female with them, but I decided to leave photos as she was looking very nervous!

Taking photos of these guys is quite difficult as I’m crouched on the floor peeking through the cat flap!

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I hope you have enjoyed looking at this handsome bird!

Take a look at what Tara Sutherland | Boutique Pet Photography in New Zealand has come up with and carry on round the circle 🙂

Until next time!