“What makes a great photograph?…lines, light, and moments. What we do with those three is everything in a photograph.” ~ David Duchemin, “The Visual Toolbox”

We are at Week 17 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our assignment for the week was to “control our lines.” We were tasked with paying attention to the lines in our images and changing our perspective of our subject by changing the position of the camera relative to our subject. By changing our perspective when taking photographs we view our subject in different ways and the energy in the photos changes. 

Mr. Bojangles and I set out to Cincinnati’s Eden Park to take advantage of the nice turn in the weather and to use the park’s stone wall to our advantage. I knew how I wanted to do this assignment and knew that Eden Park was the perfect spot to accomplish my goals. We’ve photographed in the park before, but not for a while, so this was a nice change from our usual local park.
This first image is just to show the spot where I took all the pictures for this week. This is the end of the wall and a little higher than the main part of the wall, but is only about waist high or so. You’ll see how my moving around the wall and changing my camera position gives the images and Mr. Bojangles a changing dynamic.

To see more lines and changing perspectives, head over to Northeast PA Pet Photographer, I Got The Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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