Doggie Photo Shoot


I spent a lovely afternoon with friends a couple of days ago. As I don’t drive, they chauffered me and took me to their home for a cuppa first and then on to the local garden centre. They have a lovely little patio cum cottage garden and two large but very gentle doggies. Of course I took my camera along and I was in my element snapping away.


Inevitably with indoor shots there is a lot of ‘cluttered’ background – I use the term loosely as it isn’t untidy , merely ‘lived in’ . So I like to either soften around the main subject or sometimes it needs a bit of ‘cloning’.  I have to do ‘selections’ i.e. draw around things to isolate them first, but it doesn’t have to be precise so usually it’s no problem. I used to try to be much more accurate and there are several tools to use. I’ve discovered through trial and error though that it’s not all that complicated.


Because I take my photos on the highest quality my camera will allow, the images take cropping well with no loss of detail etc.  I hope ya’ll like the results anyway.


The eyes have it !

My next blog will have the flower pics I took in my friends garden.  See you soon ….


3 responses to “Doggie Photo Shoot”

  1. Hello Eileen…your pix of the dogs are absolutely stunning!!! You have a good eye!!! Plus I love the effect you used to ‘soften’ the pix & remove any background that might be distracting!!! Maybe you could do ‘poochie portraits’ on the side??
    Sherri-Ellen xo


  2. Ha ha – Sherri-Ellen , you are such a faithful ‘fan’. You seem to be the only one I get any feed back from and it’s always very gratefully received !


    1. 🙂 I am loyal if nothing else…I truly enjoy your photos & posts & am glad we found each other here. You HAVE talent; there is no doubt of that!!!
      I see that people ‘like’ your posts but do not write anything….I like having dialogue with people here. Did you ever find Rebekah’s page here?? “Purrsonal Mewsings”
      She is a great photographer living in Eastern Canada who I have known for 8 yrs now.
      There are alot of people on here….I have no idea how many…i can barely keep up with 30 blogs here & 5 on other sites….Nylablue is very popular 😉
      Have a lovely day & keep on taking pix!!!


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