16 Nov 13 ToughMutts

22nd November 2013
We had a weekend of freedom last weekend, away from being carers and we spent the time with family in Gloucester. Unfortunately I didn’t have an opportunity to get out and about in the countryside so no wildlife photography again.

The main reason for going was to take photographs of dog beds with dogs on them so customers can get an idea of the size of the beds with various dogs on them.

So we started at about 11am and went through until about 4pm with a procession of dogs and dog beds.

Most of the dogs were small but there was one huge one, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier crossed with an American Bulldog, with teeth to match and it kept growling when I pointed the camera at it. Scary! Needless to say I kept a close eye on it.


Cross on Camo

With so many different dogs coming in and in such a small room, I did make a conscious decision to work with only three lights, one key light and two background lights. I think that was a wise move as I think we had four or five dogs in a small room at one stage.


Scruff


Louie

It was difficult enough to get one small dog lying on a bed but trying to get three dogs on one bed was a real challenge but something we achieved and they all looked at the camera; wow!


Spaniels on Camo

Luckily they were well trained and are working dogs.

Unfortunately there were a few mishaps and the steam mop had to come out a few times and a few of them got a bit excited and were showing there bits off.

We also had one dog in season and she had to stay in the garden otherwise that could have caused an even greater problem!

I think I took in the region of 400 shots so editing them is keeping me busy.

Thanks for reading.

Andy

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