52 Project – “Fitness”

There’s nothing like an athletic, energetic young dog to keep you moving every day. Sydney is always ready for a game of catch – and much to my delight, I’ve found her to be quite talented with catching balls, treats, and toys in her mouth. She loves running and chasing after a stick, a ball, anything – and has a delightful bouncing gait as she dashes across the lawn. This week, despite the sub-freezing temperatures, I convinced Tom to join me outside to help. Sydney was more than happy to accommodate as the dog model for this week’s theme: Fitness! Never a complaint from her – undaunted by the cold, she is always ready to run! Capturing action shots is not easy  – despite the fabulous technology in today’s DSLR cameras, it’s a difficult skill to master tack-sharp images, and one that I am determined to perfect.

Sydney is ready – standing at the front door – on a “WAIT” – which is really, really difficult to do –” ’cause Dad has my BALL and I’m ready to GO!”Sydney-Fitness-Project 52 -Standard Poodle - Fairfax VA pet photography-2And here she is – in full motion!

Sydney-Fitness-Project 52 -Standard Poodle - Fairfax VA pet photographyHad a bit of post-processing fun with this one:

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Next up in our webring – go check out Cahlean of About a Dog Photography in St Cloud, Minnesota. Talk about SNOW and COLD! Yowzers!  Enjoy clicking through the webring until you return here – you’ll take a delightful trip around the world with a very talented group of pet photographers!

Beautiful Beasties is a network with forums, blogs and chats for professional pet photographers, where we can get advice, share images and support each other. This post is part of the 52 Project Challenge. Each week, a new theme is chosen by a forum member – the requirement is that whatever we post must be shot that week – no fair using archived photos! It’s a great way to hone our photography skills and flex our creativity muscles. Our posts are linked together in a “web blog ring”. We use blog comments or the forum to leave feedback. Seeing what our fellow pet photographers have captured over the past week on Friday mornings is like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get! (apologies to Forrest…)



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