We are at Week 43 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52! My, how the year has flown! Our theme for this week was “light.” Light is really the perfect theme for photography, because that’s exactly what photography is, creating images through recording light. Photographers use and manipulate light to create the perfect images, whether it is ambient light or added light (flash, strobes, constant, reflectors, or other modifiers.) Many photographers use just natural light, meaning only the light provided by mother nature. Two of the best times to shoot in natural light are right after dawn and right before sunset, these provide the magical “golden hour” times when the light is glowing. This week I chose to shoot in the evening and use some added lights and modifiers to enhance what mother nature provided.

We headed off to our favorite local park, a rather bittersweet trip, since I’m not sure if we’ll be able to go there again before the big move happens. It was also nice to take a break from packing to do something fun, so the trip served two purposes in one. 

This next image is really an outtake, because Mr. Bojangles moved out of position and kept staring at the grass. I’m not sure if he heard a small animal in the grass or people or dogs on the path below. He was very interested in whatever was happening in that direction and I really liked the way the light fell on him, even though he wasn’t in the right spot.

Now to shed some more light, head over to I Got the Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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