So this sort of turned into a “happy accident” photo composite that came about when I was working on some other photos and wanted the background (tree row) to be much longer than what I actually had to work with. I decided to see if I could just photoshop a longer fence/tree row.
I talked about before using pattern and repetition in some of my work and I kind of really like the patterns from the mowed grass, the clouds, and the different every-other tree repetition going along the fence row. I really like Ghost grabbing onto the tree and Luna watching him. I like how Jack is small and right along the fence.
Because I didn’t intentionally shoot this as a composite I didn’t include Nate but I plan on it once I can get similar lighting again. I plan on putting him in the trees on the left side of the image and having him using this long tree trimming saw thing (so technical I know) and maybe a pile of branches at his feet.
If I remember correctly it looks something like this:
I will probably re-shoot Louis as well but at this point I’m not 100% sure what I want to have him doing in the scene. I like the triangle the dogs form in the photos. Maybe I will have him in the same spot just sniffing the ground or looking over his shoulder to the left towards where Nate will be.
The circle is the general area I will have Nate in:
He will be has his back slightly toward the camera and the saw stretching up to the right. I think if I have Louis bringing the attention back toward Nate it will make more sense.
I don’t know why but I never really thought to play around with photshopping/extending etc. the background so I’m kind of excited to see if there’s more that I can do with this. Something about the repetition reminds me of like suburbia so that could be kind of fun to disrupt this monotonous, repetitive environment with the chaos the dogs bring. We shall see.
I finally have an idea for a kitchen scene that I’m really excited about involving having a dog snooping in an open refrigerator while Nate or I are doing something at the counter. I really want to shoot it from where the stove is at in our house but it’s a really tight angle, and the only way I think it might be possible will be if I lay on the counter/stove and shoot it from below the microwave on top of the stove… so I don’t know if it will go according to how I envision it. I also still need to shoot the pool scene that I have in mind. We are off to a dog show this weekend, then 4 days next week and then another 4 days the following week so I don’t really want to get them into the pool until after all of these shows. It’s on the list though.