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How to take really cute photos of a dog

Step 1: Start with a really cute dog. (This isn’t rocket science after all)

Step 2: Add a neutral to nice background. (Hint: check weather forecasts)

Step 3: Get the dog to do really cute stuff. (Helps if the dog will actual do what his/her pets (humans) say)

Step 4: Have impeccable timing. (This step is all on you.)

Really, I’m not actually kidding about step 1, 2 and 4.  Step 3 is optional depending on how cute the dog is.  My friend’s dog is really cute (see evidence below).

Adorable just standing there

Adorable just standing there

Adorable even when sitting

Adorable even when sitting

So, Step 1 is covered.  We chose a nice off leash park and this was our 3rd attempt at the weather. It was the tail end of winter, so lots of browns and greys – pretty neutral. But even then, it can work against you:

Watch out for the Tree!

Watch out for the Tree!

At first glance, Chubby looks great – wonderful shot in mid lunge. But there’s the tree. So, Step 2 was partially covered.

However, Chubby was aces at Step 3:

Shake, Chubby, Shake!

Shake, Chubby, Shake!

There was a reason we chose to do this photo shoot BEFORE Chubby got his hair trimmed.

However, I didn’t forget Step 4. You can get some great action shots if you are in the right place, at the right time, and the dog listens to his owner.

Action Shot

Action Shot

And, the piece de resistance:

Bet I can make you smile!

Bet I can make you smile!

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30 Days of Beauty – day 18

I watched a dog today. His owner was sitting having coffee and had 2 terriers. The one off leash was incredibly cute, but more than that, the owner allowed him to amble about. He roamed quite slowly to nearby tables and if someone wanted to pet him, that was ok.  If not, that was ok too, on to the next table.

Do you trust your pet so well ?

30 Days of Beauty: An exercise in writing and recognizing the things that make my soul giggle and sing.


30 Days of Beauty – day 14

The joy in a dog’s body after a good shake to get rid of the water. You can practically see the smile on his face.

30 Days of Beauty: An exercise in writing and recognizing the things that make my soul giggle and sing.