Happy Tails | Foles & Justice

This is another part of my “Happy Tails” series that feature dogs adopted from our county animal shelter, Miami-Dade Animal Services. The goal is to dispel some of the stigma of adopting from a shelter and encourage others to adopt. MDAS, although making great strides to become no-kill, is still a kill shelter and is…

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Pet Photography Project 52 Week 19 : Backlight

Welcome back to the Pet Photography Project 52! This week’s topic is “Backlight”. The description is pretty self-explanatory, but the execution can be a bit trickier. This is a technique where the main light source is behind the subject. It’s one of my favorites and my goto lighting for outdoor photography. In outdoor photography of…

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  • Tracy AllardMay 11, 2018 - 10:10 am

    Fantastic images and Charlie, perfect rim lighting.  Just gorgeous! ReplyCancel

  • Lisa BrowningMay 11, 2018 - 11:48 am

    Look at the sun coming through Noah’s ears – perfect! Charlie looks like he’s a handful 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Lynda MowatMay 12, 2018 - 8:35 am

    Oh I LOVE your rim lighting. And Noah’s  ears with the sun coming through them! Lovely!ReplyCancel

  • NancyMay 12, 2018 - 1:28 pm

    I love the sun shining right through Noah’s ear’s highlighting all the veins.  I love the boca in the last shot with Charlie.  Great imagesReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksMay 17, 2018 - 4:00 am

    Beautiful job! I think my favorite is the first one. Love it!ReplyCancel

Minnie, Louie & Kitties | Miami Pet Photography

I recently did a photo shoot at the home of a good friend, Jane Harris and her husband Kenton. She has 2 dogs, Minnie and Louie and a number of kitties. Minnie is a 16 year old Schnauzer and is deaf and blind. She is doing well, but we wanted to make sure we got…

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Pet Photography Project 52 Week 16 : Headshots

Welcome to another week of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. This week’s topic is “Headshots”. Pretty self-explanatory. For my models I visited a friend’s house to photograph her crew of dogs, all of whom are rescues. First up is Chloe Bug. She is a 10 year old Beagle that was adopted from Paws…

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  • JessicaApril 20, 2018 - 11:23 am

    Such pawsonalities! I’m hopeful with the right people Shai will get the loving home she deserves!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy AllardApril 20, 2018 - 11:42 am

    Great models and beautiful image, so sun-kissed! ReplyCancel

  • UlyApril 20, 2018 - 1:07 pm

    They are all beautiful. All your models have exceptional personalities coming through.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksApril 20, 2018 - 1:18 pm

    Such wonderful images. I just love the scruffy and senior dogs.ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansApril 22, 2018 - 4:36 pm

    You do such a good job capturing not only the pets’ unique features (I’m thinking of Lyla’s ears) but their characters as well. I feel like I know them so well.ReplyCancel

  • Lynda MowatApril 23, 2018 - 8:04 am

    I love Beagles! Great shots. Good luck to Shai.he looks like he’d be a fun pup to have.ReplyCancel

Pet Photography Project 52 Week 14 : Leading Lines

Welcome to another post in the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle. This week’s topic is “Leading Lines”. This is a composition technique in photography that uses visual lines to lead the viewer’s eye to specific points in the image. Some examples of leading lines can be roads, bridges, architectural structures and even the shoreline…

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  • LyndaApril 6, 2018 - 8:08 am

    Love reading about more awesome people who rehome these abandoned beauties!  Well done to Yvonne, and we’ll done to you for the photos! ReplyCancel

  • Kim HollisApril 6, 2018 - 12:26 pm

    O.M.G Those ears are awesome!!!! So glad to hear they’ve both found their forever homes too. Great job on the photos – love that red bridge.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MiddlebrooksApril 6, 2018 - 1:26 pm

    Yay! Congrats on helping to get them adopted! That last pic of Henry is fantastic!ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 6, 2018 - 5:01 pm

      Thanks! Yvonne had actually adopted these guys long before I met her, but hopefully my current volunteer efforts at the shelter they came from are helping other dogsReplyCancel

  • ElaineApril 6, 2018 - 2:22 pm

    Loved all of your leading lines and both of these little cuties. Well done! That red bridge is wonderful.ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 6, 2018 - 5:02 pm

      Thanks! This park is kind of a hidden gem as far as photography is concerned. Beautiful landscaping, lots of interesting elements. The locals use it, but I never see any other photographers there.ReplyCancel

  • Sandra mccarthyApril 7, 2018 - 12:48 am

    Those ears are amazing. Beautiful Bokeh. Nice work. ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 8, 2018 - 5:03 pm

      Thanks. Yea, Henry is a unique looking dog. I shot these with the 70-200mm f/2.8.ReplyCancel

  • Linda PerdueApril 8, 2018 - 1:34 pm

    Love reading the story – If I get to where I am taking photographs of dogs that have been adopted, I would love to follow your example and ask the story behind the dog – it’s such a personal touch.  Great photos – I do love Henry’s ears – never seen anything like that!ReplyCancel

    • JohnApril 8, 2018 - 5:08 pm

      Thanks! I started doing “Happy Tails” stories about dogs adopted from the county animal shelter because for a number of reasons – to counter balance all the pleas for help, to show all the staff and volunteers how their hard work pays off and hopefully show the public that you can find perfectly good animals at the shelter. There is unfortunately still a stigma attached to shelter animals – that there is something wrong with them. I think it prevents a lot of people from wanting to adopt from a shelter.ReplyCancel

  • Tim EvansApril 8, 2018 - 10:56 pm

    I see that Henry sits “kickstand-style” like one of my dogs does. I love the “stories” from the dogs’ person.ReplyCancel

  • ShaeApril 11, 2018 - 1:57 am

    Yay! I love a happy story! Nice use of the leading lines to highlight these furbulous pups!ReplyCancel