Pet Photography Project 52 Week 9 : Wide Angle

Welcome back the the Pet Photography Project 52 Blog Circle! This week’s topic is “Wide Angle”. Wide angle lenses are typically considered 35mm or less on a full frame camera (or 50mm or less on a cropped sensor or AP-C sensor camera). They are used a lot in landscape photography and interior architecture. As the name implies they have a “wide” field of view and can include a lot in the frame. They also have some interesting features. One of which is distortion. Objects closer to the lens can appear stretched. This is not so flattering for portraits of people but can be a fun element when photographing animals. It can sometimes give them a fun, “cartoony” appearance, especially with dogs who have long muzzles.

I shot all of these with a 24-70mm lens at 24mm. My model for this week is Judge, a 3 year old Chocolate Lab that belongs to a good friend of mine. In fact, Judge celebrated his 3rd birthday this week! Like all Labs, he is obsessed with food and sticks. I was actually using a stick to get his attention in these photos, which he is chewing on in the last one.

Up next in the blog circle is Sandra McCarthy Photography of NH.

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  • UrsulaMarch 2, 2018 - 2:31 pm

    Judge is super adorable. The last picture makes me laugh. I love wide angle lenses.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksMarch 2, 2018 - 2:38 pm

    I love that first image. What a fun looking pup!ReplyCancel

  • KirstenMarch 2, 2018 - 2:58 pm

    I’m a fan of the wide angle face photos with the nose in the camera!ReplyCancel

  • Danyel RogersMarch 2, 2018 - 8:15 pm

    That first image made me actually LOL  Nicely done!ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansMarch 2, 2018 - 9:30 pm

    Great examples of perspective distortion!ReplyCancel

  • ElaineMarch 2, 2018 - 11:29 pm

    What a great dog!  Very expressive.  I love the up close and personal photos!ReplyCancel

  • DarleneMarch 3, 2018 - 10:12 pm

    Judge is super handsome!  He looks so happy!  Love the close ups, especially the first one!ReplyCancel

  • Sandra mccarthyMarch 4, 2018 - 1:46 am

    He seems super happy in front of the camera. Nice work.ReplyCancel

  • LyndaMarch 4, 2018 - 6:47 am

    Great modelling Judge! Love that first image with his nose up close to the lens!ReplyCancel

  • JessicaMarch 4, 2018 - 4:34 pm

    I am loving these closeups! Big-nosed puppy photos are the best!ReplyCancel

  • SamAdeleMarch 7, 2018 - 5:05 pm

    Love that first image!!  Judge is one handsome chap!ReplyCancel

  • Kim HollisMarch 7, 2018 - 5:24 pm

    Oh my gosh he is cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • Linda PerdueMarch 7, 2018 - 7:05 pm

    I love the last image – it makes you laugh – I see a lot of photos taken like the first one – and doing rescue dogs – that’s not what shows off the dog the best – great collection – Judge is beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy AllardMarch 17, 2018 - 11:52 am

    That smile! Oh my, such a cutie!ReplyCancel

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