This week in my pet photography challenge (Week 21), the theme is sunsets. This is very convenient since I recently did two shoots, two days in a row that had beautiful sunsets. I don't often see spectacular sunsets, but I was in Cape Cod where the weather was fantastic, the camaraderie exceptional and the dogs gorgeous.
My models were Minney the Chihuahua, Haley the Bernese Mountain Dog and Bogey the Australian Shepherd. Bogey is my fur baby and he is a star model. He will do anything for treats and on this day he posed for hours. He was such a trooper. All the dogs at these shoots were stars. They were well trained and put up with several hours of posing and being directed around. They of course, also had an opportunity to have fun on the beach playing in the water and with each other.
I took two different approaches with my shots.
One technique is to silhouette the dog (and owner). Below are a few of those shots.
The second technique is to have the dog backlit by the sunset and then front lit using flash. Here are a few examples:
To see what other photographers did with this challenge, head on over to see Cahlean Klenke at About a Dog Photography (serving Central MN) to see her example of the "Sunset" challenge.
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I think you and Kim were lucky enough to be in the same fantastic location. :) Adorable teeny dog image. Love all of them, but Aussies steal my heart. Great that you pointed out the two techniques!
I love those silhouette shots! Such wonderful color and the connection in the last one is so sweet!
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