Hard to believe we are already at Week 40 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. That means there are only 12 more weeks left in the year! This week we are tackling the topic of our subject, while following another lesson from “The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographers” by David DuChemin. For this week we were tasked with knowing our subject. In order to know our subject, we need to understand exactly what we are trying to communicate with our image.

This week, the BF wanted to visit my alma mater, the University of Cincinnati, in order to take some pictures of Mr. Bojangles on campus. So, I decided to use the opportunity to tackle my blog images. We had taken some images of Mr. Bojangles on campus last year, so I asked the BF if he had a specific location in mind and he said Nippert Stadium. Last year Nippert was undergoing renovations, so we couldn’t visit for any photos. When the stadium isn’t being used for a sporting or other event, it is openly accessible to all. 

Mr. Bojangles showed his school spirit by wearing his Bearcat football jersey. Unfortunately, I haven’t had a chance to purchase one for Paco yet, so he had to wear a red harness and black collar to express his Bearcat pride. Because the goal was to take pictures of Mr. Bojangles at Nippert Stadium, I kept the images very simple to focus on the two main elements. Paco also got in on the action and posed for a few shots.

To get to know more subjects, head over to see what Elaine Tweedy, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer has for us and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session in your home or other favorite location, use the hot pink “BOOK NOW” button to the right of this post (at the bottom or your screen on mobile), send us an email to suzi [at] petlovephotography.com, or give us a call at 513-288-1650 in the Greater Cincinnati area or at 650-382-3242 in the San Francisco Bay Area.

We are currently booking our limited edition Fall mini sessions for Saturday, October 29 and our urban mini sessions for Sunday, October 30. These sessions are just $135 for up to two dogs and include an 8×10 print and a digital social media image. We’ll also have a variety of special, event-only items and packages to choose from, so give us a call or send us an email as soon as possible as appointments for both types of sessions are limited!

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