It’s Week 34 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and we’re back to following lessons from the book “The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographers” by David DuChemin. Our topic this week is “Moments – Timing.” 

We were supposed to look at some images from our favorite photographers and consider how those images might have told a different story if the moment of the image were different. We were then to take a look at our work with the same considerations. Part of what we were to consider and execute for this week was placement of the moment in the frame. What is the “decisive moment” that we featured.  However, because it was a super busy week for me, I just didn’t have the time (or weather cooperation) for the images I wanted to execute. So, instead, I’m including a series of images I took last month of my foster kittens. Kittens are especially good subjects for this topic, because getting the right moment with them can be so difficult. One frame can be the kitten doing something crazy and the next could find your kitten gone because they move so quickly. 

So here are George, Harry, and William from the Royals litter, who have since all been adopted!

To see more perfectly—or otherwise—timed images, head over to see what Kim with BARKography based out of Charlotte, NC (but currently on location in Cannon Beach, OR) has for us, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

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