Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog en-us (C) Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:44:00 GMT Fri, 22 Jun 2018 04:44:00 GMT http://www.petlovephotography.com/img/s/v-5/u881967088-o224266501-50.jpg Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco: Blog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog 120 80 Project 52: Selfies | Week 25 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-selfies-week-25 It's Week 25 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "selfies." Yesterday was #NationalSelfieDay, so we are only one day off in our posting. For this week's challenge, Mr. Bojangles took hold of the camera to snap a couple of selfies. For more selfies, head over to see Elaine Tweedy, I Got the Shot Pet Photography, serving Northeastern PA and surrounding areas, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

Come out tomorrow to see me at the Montgomery Farmers' Market from 9:00 am until 12:30 pm and on Monday at Red Dog Pet Resort & Spa in Oakley for Yappy Hour from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cairn terrier chihuahua Cincinnati Pet Photography dog photography Mr Bojangles Pet Love Photography Project 52 selfie http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-selfies-week-25 Fri, 22 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: HDR | Week 24 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-hdr-week-24 It's Friday, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for Week 24 is HDR or high dynamic range. Basically, high dynamic range is the range between the lights and darks of an image. HDR images are typically a series of images blended together to create an image that includes a broader dynamic range than you can get in a single image. For this week's challenge, Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to our favorite local park, which was probably not the best location to shoot HDR images.

I used two different approaches to get my images this week. For the first, I combined three different exposures (not so successfully) to get a final image. I basically combined an overexposed image, an underexposed image, and a properly exposed image to get the final image. This did not turn out the way I was expecting and it's definitely not a good example of HDR photography.

First up is the overexposed image. Next up is the underexposed image. Then the properly exposed image. And, finally, the combined image, which certainly doesn't look that much different than the properly exposed image. Finally, we have a clear winner in the final image, which was created from the properly exposed image and edited using HDR Efex Pro from Nik Software. You can see how the detail is picked out more in this final HDR image. For more HDR images, head over to see Ursula M. Garrison, a freelance photographer based on the South Shore of Lake Superior in Northern Wisconsin, 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, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography hdr high dynamic range montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-hdr-week-24 Fri, 15 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blue | Week 23 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-blue-week-23 It's Week 23 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "blue." This week I did blue two ways in that Mr. Bojangles is wearing a blue tie...a bow tie, of course. I also chose to photograph him during the blue hour. The blue hour is a period of twilight where the light appears blue. Because you can't see the sky in this image you don't get the full effect of the blue light, but you can see a blue cast to the light surrounding Mr. Bojangles. Don't be blue, there are more pictures over at Shae Pepper Photography and then go around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here. 

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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. 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) blue blue hour chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-blue-week-23 Fri, 08 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Black & White | Week 22 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-black-white-week-22 How do the short weeks always seem so long? Anyway, it's finally Friday and that means another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. It's Week 22 and our theme for the week is "black & white." This past weekend I did one of my limited edition "Year of the Dog" headshot sessions at the PetPeople in West Chester. I didn't plan it, but it worked out that quite a few of my doggy clients helped me with what to do for this week's theme.

First up, we have the beautiful border collie, Spader. This gorgeous older girl was my best poser of the day. Every image I took of her was spot on.

And while the "year of the Dog" limited edition sessions are headshots, I did take full body images of most of the dogs so that the pet parents have more looks to choose from than just a headshot. How adorable is Spader's sitting pose?

Next up we have Evie. This adorable girl is only 6 months old. Still a puppy and so very regal!

And finally, we have Halo, the sheltie. This gorgeous girl is also a therapy dog. Technically, Halo isn't just black and white, because she's a merle so that means there are shades of gray, as well (but it still counts for black and white.)

Look at all that floof!

To see more black and white images, head over to see Danyel Rogers from Wag to my Heart serving the Portland, OR Metro Area, then head around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) black black and white border collie cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography dogs great dane merle people pet pet love photography project 52 puppy sheltie stores" west chester white http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/6/project-52-black-white-week-22 Fri, 01 Jun 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Cityscape | Week 21 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-cityscape-week-21 It seems this week sped by and it's Friday again, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. Our theme for Week 21 was "Cityscape." When you think of a landscape, you think of anything but a city; so, a cityscape is kind of the opposite of a landscape. My cityscape for this week does include some landscape, but it also contains the cityscape of Downtown Cincinnati as seen from Devou Park in Covington, Kentucky

I knew for this week that I wanted to have the Cincinnati skyline as my backdrop and the best views of it tend to come from the hills around the city. I hadn't been to Devou Park for years, but I'm always seeing pictures from other photographers with the spectacular backdrop of the city. It was the BF's birthday and he had the day off work, so we packed up Mr. Bojangles and went to the park. It was a picture postcard day, but also quite warm in the sun, so I first had Mr. Bojangles sit on my reflector (the black disc underneath him) as I didn't want his paws or bottom to burn. Since the picnic table was covered up for some frames of shooting, I decided to remove the reflector and have Mr. Bojangles sit on a slightly cooler (he wasn't going to get burned) table. And, since it was a family outing (even though the rest of our furry family wasn't with us), we decided to take a family portrait to commemmorate the BF's birthday. To see more cityscapes, visit Elayne Massaini do PET Photos de Sao Paulo, Brazil, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

This Saturday I will have a booth at the Montgomery Farmer's Market in Montgomery and on Sunday I will be at the PetPeople in West Chester, Ohio, doing "Year of the Dog" headshots. Call us at 513-288-1650 to book your appointment; walk-ins welcome as we have the time. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cincinnati cincinnati pet photography cityscape covington devou park dog photography downtown cincinnati kentucky mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-cityscape-week-21 Fri, 25 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Humor | Week 20 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-humor-week-20 It's Week 20 of professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle and our topic for the week is "humor." I wracked my brain all week to come up with a really great idea, but never quite decided what I wanted to do. At the very last minute, inspiration struck me as a came across a Halloween costume hat I'd actually bought for my cat, Diana. So, I packed up Mr. Bojangles, the hat, another prop, and we headed to our favorite local park.

The little Halloween costume hat inspired me to make Mr. Bojangles a fortune teller in the woods...even better, I already owned a crystal ball I had bought for photography but had yet to use. Perfect!

The really humorous thing about this image is that I only realized when I got home and was looking at the pictures on my computer that the veil should have actually gone over Mr. Bojangles' nose. Maybe that's why he's laughing at me. LOL!

For some more humor head over to see Nancy Kieffer Photography serving Central New York, the Adirondacks, and beyond, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

This Saturday I will be at the PetPeople in Springboro, Ohio, doing "Year of the Dog" headshots. Call us at 513-288-1650 to book your appointment; walk-ins welcome as we have the time. If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography humor montgomery montgomery pet photographer mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-humor-week-20 Fri, 18 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Backlight | Week 19 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-backlight-week-19 It’s Friday and that means another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; this week our theme is backlight. Backlight is pretty much exactly what it sounds like, when the light comes from behind your subject. For this week’s images, Mr. Bojangles and I headed out to Cincinnati’s Eden Park as we hand’t been there for a while.

To see more backlight head over to visit Nancy Kieffer Photography serving Central New York, the Adirondacks, and beyond, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) backlight chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography eden park mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-backlight-week-19 Fri, 11 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Colorful | Week 18 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-colorful-week-18 We're at Week 18 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week was "colorful." This week coincided with a trip to Nashville for a family wedding and the perfect opportunity to scout locations in a new city. Nashville has a lot to offer beyond the country music scene and one of those offerings is artwork in the form of murals covering buildings throughout the city. You can find many online links to a variety of different murals, but one site is Nashville Walls Project and another is from Nashville blogger Greta Hollar. While I didn't see any of the murals from the walls project, I did see quite a few around town, but I spent most of my picture taking time with the wonderful murals located along the business corridor of 12th Avenue South or just 12South.

The above image is a detail of the following mural. This next mural is the stripes on the side of the Reese Witherspoon lifestyle brand, Draper James As with all the murals, this was a pretty popular spot (especially since it was a sunny Sunday afternoon), but I spotted something even more special on our first walk-by of the building and knew I had to use it for an image. The iconic Rolling Stones "hot lips" logo promoting an exhibition of Rolling Stones memorabilia "Exhibitionism" at the Musicians Hall of Fame & Museum in Nashville. (I am totally going to have to go back to Nashville before this exhibit closes, because The Rolling Stones were my mom's favorite band and we saw them in concert three times!)

There were more murals in this area and I photographed a few of them with my iPhone, but you'll have to follow both Mr. Bojangles (@official_mr_bojangles) and Paco (@the_real_pacocabra) on Instagram in order to see those images.

Of course, a trip to Nashville would not be complete without stopping by the Grand Ole Opry for a photo or two, and that's just what we did. Paco posed with his daddy.

 And Mr. Bojangles posed like the rockstar that he is. We all had a great time in Nashville and I look forward to visiting there again. 

For more colorful images head down to Brazil to see Elayne Massaini - PET Photos, Sao Paulo, Brazil, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) 12 south 12th avenue south chihuahuas colorful dog photography grand ole opry mr bojangles murals nashville paco pet love photography project 52 road trip rolling stones tennessee http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/5/project-52-colorful-week-18 Fri, 04 May 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Patterns | Week 17 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-patterns-week-17 It's Friday and that means another professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; it's Week 17 and our theme was patterns. Unfortunately, the week got away from me and I ended up not having time to do my photos for the week, so I decided to revisit some of my favorite pattern images.

This is one of my very favorite pattern locations and I've photographed here quite a few times. This one has the patterns of the fence bars, plus the pattern of my favorite of Mr. Bojangles' fleece coats.

Here's a leopard print pattern dog lounge that gets quite a lot of use around our house by both dogs and cats.  Next up is Paco in my favorite chair with the zebra striped pattern. I love this chair and have had it for a very long time. It was the first piece of furniture I bought of my own.

To see what patterns are up next, visit Kim with BARKography on location in Vancouver, BC, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahuas cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography mr bojangles paco patterns pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-patterns-week-17 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Headshots | Week 16 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-headshots-week-16 It's been a busy week, but we've finally reached Friday! That brings us to our weekly professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 post; for Week 16 our theme was "headshots." Headshots are the professional portraits people use for their corporate bios, online profiles, and official publicity photos. For the second week in a row, Paco served as my subject.

Because headshots are, typically, just what they say they are (shots of the head) I really like using a square crop on them.  In the second image, Paco channeled his inner James Bond. 

For more headshots, visit Ursula Garrison Photography servicing Northern Wisconsin and the Chequamegon Bay area, then travel around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography headshots paco pet love photography pet portrait portrait project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-headshots-week-16 Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Get Close | Week 15 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-get-close-week-15 It's Week 15 of professional pet photography blog circle {rpject 52 and our theme is "get close." This week we're getting close with Paco. I don't currently have a macro lens, so didn't get as close as I wanted, but close enough. To get close with more pets head over to see Elaine Tweedy, I Got the Shot Photography, Northeastern PA Pet Photographer, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography get close paco pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-get-close-week-15 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Leading Lines | Week 14 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-leading-lines-week-14 It’s Friday and time for another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post; this week it’s Week 14 and our challenge was “leading lines.” Leading lines are a compositional element used to draw your eye to the subject. 

For this week’s outing, Mr. Bojangles and I took advantage of our one day of Spring weather to explore some new areas. We were in Northern Kentucky for a doggy Easter egg hunt, so a quick trip down to the river in Covington was in order. Fortunately, we found some leading lines to help us complete our challenge for the week.

For our first leading lines image John A. Roebling helped us out...well, his statue located at the foot of his bridge in Covington did at any rate. 

We walked a little way down the riverfront and discovered some more great photo spots and leading lines. We definitely plan to return to this area on a day that is not quite so blustery.

To see where the next set of lines leads, head over to see Sandra McCarthy Photography-Serving Southern NH, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book "A Day in the Life" session, our documentary-style session or any other custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

 

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography covington dog photography john a. roebling kentucky leading lines mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/4/project-52-leading-lines-week-14 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: A Day in the Life | Week 13 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-a-day-in-the-life-week-13 It's Week 13 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme for the week is "Day in the Life." Unfortunately, the weather was just not cooperating this week to do what I wanted to do and show one of the fun outing days in Mr. Bojangles' life, so we had to compromise and show a shortened version. With all the rain this past week we couldn't get out to any of our favorite park locations and it was just too damp to take a nice walk, so we improvised and went shopping, instead! Mr. Bojangles loves to go for car rides. In order to keep him secure in the car, he is tethered to his Kurgo Rover car seat. Since it was raining, we decided to go to Mr. Bojangles' favorite store for treats, EarthWise Pet. He loves to go there and see all of his friends (except for his nemesis, Gary, the shop cat.) Gary and Mr. Bojangles have cultivated a mutual dislike of each other, but on this trip, we didn't see Gary, so all was well. Mr. Bojangles even got a bag of his favorite treats! I call these Sojos Simply Turkey treats "doggy crack." As my dogs go completely nuts for them...even Diana, the cat, likes them. Mr. Bojangles is super picky about his treats, so I'm always happy when he ends up liking something and these treats are definitely his favorites. The only have one ingredient and that's 100% turkey, so I can feel good about giving them to him, too. After our visit to EarthWise Pet was over, we headed to Office Depot to shop for some office supplies for the Pet Love Photography office. I can never seem to find a pen that works when I need it, so I bought several packs of pens to keep me well-stocked for a while. For another day in the life of another pet, head down under to see Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography based in Hamilton, New Zealand, then visit the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book "A Day in the Life" session, our documentary-style session or any other custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cairn terrier car ride chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography day in the life documentary-style photography dog photography earthwise pet kurgo mr bojangles office depot pet love photography project 52 shopping sojos http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-a-day-in-the-life-week-13 Fri, 30 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Revisit & Re-edit | Week 12 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-revisit-re-edit-week-12-Cincinnati-dog-photographer It's another Friday, so that means we have our weekly professional pet photography Project 52 blog post and our Week 12 theme is "revisit and re-edit." Usually, we take new photos for each week's challenge, but this week we are taking old images and making them new again by re-editing them. I decided to take an image that I love from three years ago and give it a more artistic, painted treatment.

Here is the original of Mr. Bojangles in Downtown Cincinnati from 2015. 

And here is the re-edited image.

Now to see some more old images that are new again, head over to Ono Pet Photography serving Fairhope, Alabama, then visit 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cairn terrier cincinnati cincinnati pet photography digital painting dog in the city dog photography downtown cincinnati mr bojangles project 52 reedit revisit urban http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-revisit-re-edit-week-12-Cincinnati-dog-photographer Fri, 23 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Favorite Song | Week 11 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-favorite-song-week-11 I love music! It's Week 11 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "favorite song." This was a hard one for me because I don't have just one favorite song, I have many favorite songs and I spent the entire week agonizing over what to choose. I kept going back and forth over which song to highlight and then trying to figure out how my pictures would represent the song. It was SO HARD! 

I finally decided I would just roll with it and chose one of my most favorite of my favorite songs (make sense out of that.) I especially like the unifying message in the song "when all in all, we're just like you."  I hope that you take my loose visual interpretation of my "favorite song" for this week's challenge, "In the Meantime" by Spacehog.

I decided that my images would especially represent the chorus:

We love the all the all of you
Where lands are green and skies are blue
When all in all, we're just like you
We love the all of you *

Because, of course, I love the all of Mr. Bojangles and our lands are definitely green and our sky was actually blue the day we took the pictures. And, of course, we're just like you. And to make up for the fact there was only one picture of Mr. Bojangles last week, I made sure to include a lot of images this week...because what could be more like you, the pet lover, than having tons of pictures of my pet. ;)

To see what other favorite songs have been chosen, head over to visit Kim with BARKography on location in Dataw SC, 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

*Written by Royston Langdon

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) ault park cairn terrier chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography favorite song hyde park in the meantime montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography pioneer park project 52 spacehog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-favorite-song-week-11 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Minimalist | Week 10 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-minimalist-week-10 It's Week 10 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme this week is "minimalist" According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, minimalism is "characterized by extreme spareness or simplicity." Generally, I would interpret this theme as an opportunity to do some photos on a plain white background (which is one of my favorites), but I decided to try a minimalist approach to photographing Mr. Bojangles outdoors. I was helped in this regard by my choice of 70-200mm lens which very nicely blurred out the background so as to minimize its distraction from my subject. Mr. Bojangles was seated on a stump and I tried to keep as little of it as possible in my frame so as to not distract from my subject. I wanted my minimalistic approach to be all about focusing on my subject, Mr. Bojangles. For more of less, head over to read the blog from Elaine Tweedy of I Got The Shot Photography, serving pets and their people in Northeastern PA,  then head 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) cairn terrier chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography loveland minimalism minimalist mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 symmes park http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-minimalist-week-10 Fri, 09 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Wide Angle | Week 9 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-wide-angle-week-9 It's another Friday, so that means we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog post. This week our theme was "wide angle." With that in mind, I wanted to make sure I got some landscape background in the wide angle shot. While I don't have a super wide angle lens, I do have a lens that opens to 24mm. I also have a 14mm lens, but since it's manual focus I have hit or miss luck with using it (I really need to get a new pair of glasses as my prescription is old.) As luck would have it, or in this case for many, no luck at all for those affected, the Ohio River was experiencing high levels resulting in areal flooding. 

Because Downtown Cincinnati sits on the banks of the Ohio River, the best place to view the city skyline is from Northern Kentucky. To that end, we went to Newport on the Levee to get a view of the flooding and the city. Since it was a sunny day, although still a little cool, we weren't the only ones that had the same idea. In the first image, Mr. Bojangles is more interested in another dog than in paying attention to me.  You can see how high the river is as there is hardly any clearance under the bridge...and this was before the river crested at over 60 feet.

This image was taken with my 24mm-120mm lens at about 30mm. This image was taken using my 50mm lens. It's still on the wider side, but not so wide as the first lens.

The next day was warmer and sunnier, so Mr. Bojangles and I packed up and headed to Alms Park in Cincinnati to get a different perspective on the Ohio River flooding. We also got a view of flooding from the tributary Little Miami River, but some of the flooding from the Little Miami had already receded. The brown ribbon in the middle is the Ohio River.

This image was taken with the 24mm-120mm lens at around 40mm. For more wide-angle perspective, head over to read the blog from Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography fetching family portraits in Coppell, Texas and surrounding communities in the Dallas - Fort Worth area, then head 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) alms park chihuahua cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography flood kentucky little miami river mr bojangles newport on the levee ohio river pet love photography project 52 wide angle http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/3/project-52-wide-angle-week-9 Fri, 02 Mar 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Silhouette | Week 8 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-silhouette-week-8 It's Week 8 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme is "silhouette." I was hoping for some great weather and the opportunity to capture a silhouette with a fantastic sunset in the background but, alas, it was not to be. We did, however, have one decent day where Mr. Bojangles and I were able to head out to our favorite local park. Unfortunately, I didn't really spot andy exciting locations to do a silhouette image in this park, so we went to the park across the street as I had the idea to use the playground playset to get Mr. Bojangles up high enough for the sun to be behind him. My idea sort of worked.

As you can see in this image, Mr. Bojangles had his tongue out (perfect, since we took this picture on #TongueOutTuesday), because we had just walked through our favorite park, the sun was beating down on him on the metal equipment, and it was almost 80 degrees! (Yes, it *is* still February.)

For more silhouettes, head over to see Gott Dog Photography in Raleigh, NC, 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua. cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog photography dulle park montgomery mr bojangles pet love photography project 52 silhouette http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-silhouette-week-8 Fri, 23 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Year of the Dog | Week 7 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-year-of-the-dog-week-7 It's Week 7 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and this week we are celebrating Chinese New Year and “The Year of the Dog.”  I’m doing something a little different this week and using the weekly blog post to announce my special "Year of the Dog" sessions that will be offered a few times throughout the year. 

According to the website Chinese New Year 2018:

The Dog is the eleventh of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. Monkey, Rooster and Dog were in another country, helping a god defeat evil spirits. After, they set off to the party together. Because they arrived at the same time, the Jade Emperor went by the order they met the god in the other country. Thus, Dog became eleventh.

The Dog is also associated with the Earthly Branch (地支—dì zhī) xū (戌), and the hours 7–9 in the evening. In the terms of yin and yang (阴阳—yīn yáng), the Dog is yang.

In China, it is still popular to name dogs Wàng Cái (旺财). It means “prosperous wealth” and comes from dogs’ barking sounds (旺旺—wàng wàng).

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I will be offering these limited edition sessions in conjunction with retail and rescue partners, so keep checking back for more announcements with the details of these events, including dates and locations. The “Year of the Dog” sessions will be short sessions with individual dogs to create clean and classic doggy headshots. 

To continue celebrating “The Year of the Dog” head over to see Linda of DogShotz Photography serving the greater Indianapolis Area, 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) . cincinnati cincinnati pet photography dog headshots dog photography dogs headshots limited edition sessions project 52 special events year of the dog http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-year-of-the-dog-week-7 Fri, 16 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Fantasy | Week 6 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-fantasy-week-6 It's Friday and we have a super fun theme for this week's professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle. Our Week 6 theme is "fantasy." It was the opportunity to get creative and have a lot of fun creating fantasy images. This week, I decided that Mr. Bojangles would take a trip to Paris. The idea was inspired by a friend commenting on a picture I posted of Mr. Bojangles on Facebook in his black and white striped sweater. She said he looked like he should be sitting at a French cafe...and so, the seeds of an idea were born.

Because I have never been to Paris, I had to purchase some stock images to use for Mr. Bojangles' virtual trip. While I didn't find an image of a French cafe that I had visualized, I did find plenty of options to choose from, so finally decided on one to use. Because I wanted to get the entire look and feel of a Parisian cafe, you kind of have to squint to see tiny Mr. Bojangles. I also decided to give the pictures a painterly effect in keeping with the Parisian theme, as Paris is filled with street artists, especially in Montmartre, where Mr. Bojangles visited the cafe. While in Montmartre, Mr. Bojangles decided to go check out the street artists and stopped to have one draw a portrait of him. No trip to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower or, at least, to a vantage point with a spectacular view of the landmark. Finally, we have a painted portrait of Mr. Bojangles in his French travel attire. Now, head out on a fantastic voyage starting with Lynda from Heartstrings Photography in Hamilton, New Zealand, then travel 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 destination, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post (at the bottom of 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.

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suzi@petlovephotography.com (Pet Love Photography | Cincinnati | San Francisco) chihuahua cincinnati pet photography dog photography fantasy mr bojangles paris pet love photography project 52 http://www.petlovephotography.com/blog/2018/2/project-52-fantasy-week-6 Fri, 09 Feb 2018 09:00:00 GMT