Recently I’ve taken on a new project as a canine photography student!…
I haven’t enrolled in an accredited school or anything – no time #nodoodleway
Instead, I’m in a evening undergrad program at YouTube University, and on the weekends I turn into a “silent stalking student” of Jeanne Taylor #photographerextraodinaire…
MY PHOTOS NEED HELP –
It is safe to say that I am not the worst photographer in the universe, but I am far from being on the better side for amateurs.
Every single time I pick up the camera I struggle to satisfy my obsession with mastering at least one of the settings and/or lens.
For the most part, when I raise the camera up to my face, I’m literally winging it.
Many of my photos (that you see) make it to the website because –
- I accidentally did something right.
- the camera fairies felt sorry for me.
- after 90 exposures of the same shot, even Scooby Doodle Do could get it right.
A new career at this stage of my life is NOT what I’m striving for, however – it would be wonderful to see consistent improvements.
Therefore, whenever I can, I hang behind Jeanne and try to absorb some knowledge…
I embrace and accept that I will never reach the pinnacle levels of some professionals, yet observing has been an eye opener for me. #20/20baby
While there are plenty of “how-to” tips, self-examination has also taught me that it takes more then just “technique.” Habits can get in the way of success as well.
Two suggestions resonated when I read them.
I’ve got to –
relax – according to the experts, it’s important that I remember our pets are like emotional sponges. When I take photos, I get wound up like a rubber band. This could explain Jaxson’s refusal to cooperate at times. #dennisdoodlemenace
be quiet – Harley is a photographers dream Doodle. #seriously…
He was born to be in front of the camera…
Harley is also accustomed to my repetitive commands.
Jaxson on the other hand, doesn’t seem to appreciate my hard core rap star wannabe sounds –
Sit, Stay, Stay, Stay, Sit, Sit, Don’t move, Stay, Sit, Good boy, Sit, Stay
I must work harder on my “once should be enough” command method.
CHOOSING A PET PHOTOGRAPHER –
Many pet parents surrender to a professional photographer, and I totally “get-it.”
As I read articles on the proper way to “choose” a pet photographer, I learned to –
- THINK about whether or not I wanted someone who specialized solely on pets.
- EVALUATE what I wanted to do with the photo’s (mantle, cards, marketing, etc…)
- DECIDE what was more important to me – studio vs. outdoors.
But I would like to add one more tip to this list.
If you connect with someone who loves animals and cherishes every single moment in the company of yours…
…then you’ve found the right pet photographer, and together they will produce incredible memories…
So while Jeanne loves up on Harley & Jaxson, I will continue to do my Doodle Mom best and mimic each and every step she takes #likebobbybrown
Do you have pet photography tips to share?
Doing your best means never stop trying ❤️