Inspiration: #NoFilter (Week 6 Challenge)

We are plugging along to week 5.  This week’s challenge, as part of the Dogwood 52, was to get a shot that you didn’t do any photoshop to other than standard exposure adjustments.  This week’s subject was not my faithful buddy, Houdini.  It was actually my other puppy buddy, Asher.  He spent a day with me last month and I got some good shots of him specifically for this challenge.  So, here are a couple of those:

Those are all cute.  They are all serviceable.  I particularly do like the one with his little bugger of a snout in focus.  They all display his personality.  However, I liked one a bit better.  Not because these aren’t great.  I liked my selection better because it was more in focus and the natural light show’s Ash Monster’s redish fur a bit better.  Here it is, my week 6 submission.

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Inspiration: Black and White

We’re at the week three point in this 52 week challenge.  I’ll be entirely honest.  I’m having a tough time finding the extra time to devote to the challenge.  Life happens.  However, I am still committed to getting something submitted each week.

This week, we had to take a photo to be done in black and white.  The idea around it was one word: inspiration.  Well, when I can’t go out and shoot something out in the external world, I find inspiration in my world.  Realistically speaking, of of the more inspiring aspects of my life is my faithful pooch, Houdini.  Sure, I used a pic of him last week.  However, I had a great opportunity for a nice shot on Saturday morning with the light coming through the living room window.  So yeah, here’s my week 3 submission.

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Here’s an alternate version of the same photo, but I didn’t think it was as dramatic.  Maybe I am wrong tho:

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Here’s another one from that morning that didn’t make the official cut, but I’ll be damned if he isn’t handsome anyway:

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And finally, here’s one from a couple weeks back that I wish I had taken this week so it was eligible for the challenge:

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Here’s last week if you want to check it out.

And week one too.

Let me know what you think in the comments.

Composition: Rule of Thirds Motion (Week 2 Challenge)

This one is up a little late.

Oops.  Life happens.  It’s been a busy week.  However, I was able to capture a photo that I think goes with the theme.  The idea is to use the rule of thirds for composition and somehow demonstrate motion with your photo.

So, here it is.  My all-time favorite subject doing is all-time favorite activity.  Houdini jumping to catch a snowball.  Seriously, there’s nothing in life that he loves more.  Honestly, action shots of this boy are some of the best things I capture.

So yeah, here’s my Dogwood Photo Challenge Week 2 selection:

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Here’s what I did last week.

Next week, the challenge is “Inspiration: Black and White”

Story Telling: Self-Portrait (Week 1 Challenge)

Here is is.  My week 1 submission for the Dogwood Photography Challenge.  The category was Story Telling: Self-Portrait.  Basically, we had to do a portrait that doesn’t show our face, but does tell something about who we are.  Some folks obscured their face in some way.  Others did more of an environmental portrait.    I chose that route.  Here’s a little bit about me, in one shot.

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Mit Liebe Pet Expo 2018

We took some photos at the Mit Liebe Family Pet Expo this past weekend.  Congrats to Mit Liebe on 20 years of finding homes for German Shepherds.  I know there’s a four legged boy sitting on the couch next to me that very much appreciates everything you do.

We had to switch things up midway through the day due to some technical difficulties.  Thanks for your donations to Mit Liebe.  Here is the full album:  Mit Liebe Pet Expo Photos.

Here’s a few to look at now.

MIT LIEBE PHOTOS W/SANTA 2018

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Mit Liebe Christmas event!  Special thanks to those who made donations to have their pictures with Santa.  We raised just about $250 for the Mit Liebe German Shepherd Rescue.  That’s amazing.  You can find the full album in the link below.  Feel free to email me with any questions.

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Here are a few of my favorites: