This summer FLEW by. I don’t even know how it is already the end of August and the end of the summer semester. I thought I would use the final blog post as a recap of the photos I did this summer, incorporate the new ones I did, show any before and after edits on the ones that have been a work in progress and FINALLY, for the ones I didn’t get around to re-shooting/editing make any comments for what I want to change if I think they might make it into the Canis Sapiens portfolio at some point.
THE DOG DAYS OF SUMMER
I changed up all three people sitting at the table (expressions, body positions etc.) so that they look more natural and I like it SO much better now. It feels more like a captured moment than a staged scene.
** For this piece I want to crop in on the right, past the chair Louis is sitting in. I then want Nate and the wheel barrel parked sort of in front of the steps. I think I want him to be scooping mulch from the wheel barrel and putting it in the flower bed area beside the step. I then want to have Jack standing up looking into the wheel barrel. Then I think I want Louis in the foreground sniffing the grass or something to bring the composition back together.**
**To make this one work I think I need to just re-shoot the entire piece if I decide that it’s worth putting towards my portfolio.**
CHRISTMAS IN JULY
I cropped the original to take out the fence/towels in the foreground.
** I still need to shoot the pile of limbs and Nate cutting them down to this piece, but I fixed the grass and the sky to get rid of all the repetition.**
LATE NIGHT SNACK
I worked on some of the photoshop issues with the stove.
I like the idea of showing the same space over and over but with the dogs moving around and being in different places in that space. I think especially because that’s where I work everyday that it exemplifies the everyday monotony broken up by the dogs.
So I shot this one at the beginning of the summer (when our pool water was pretty much green) and just got around to stitching it. There’s not much I like about it and I would probably re-shoot it completely differently.
So I shot this one early this afternoon before all of the storms. Nate had to be at the office today so I did it all with a tripod, remote and myself. It was so much harder to do this one myself than most of them. The dog’s don’t love the pool so getting them in, then getting the remote and then getting them into the frame was really hard and I really needed help on this one just to be able to shoot high speed continuous for the dogs in the pool. If I had had help I would have had the camera up higher too but I was too scared the dogs would knock over the tripod if it was up higher, less steady at a higher vantage point. I want to shoot another one like this but from “dog level” and get one of the dogs shaking water off when they come up the ladder.