Monday, December 15, 2014 by Denise
Subject MatterDogs of Manatee County
| Pet Photography
Creating this calendar was a giant act of love:
• People who love their dogs and enthusiastically volunteered their time to participate.
• Dogs who love their humans and “played nicely with the peculiar photographer girl.”
• A photographer who loves this community and is determined to foster that love in others.
I wanted to do a final round-up on the calendar project as a whole, and see if I can’t wrap this baby up with a big ol’ bow before we move onto new work! I expected to learn throughout this project, and because I’ve always been intrigued by ‘Top Ten’ lists, I’ve decided to go that route. We both know I can get wordy and easily distracted so this is a favor for both of us! Read on!
#10. Our love for our pets is so powerful we’re willing to meet perfect strangers from Facebook.
#9. All dogs are worth waiting for, and all dogs are capable of the ‘perfect shot’.
#8. I really need to get out more. I’ve lived in this area for 10 years, and I’m still discovering.
#7. Learn the pet’s back story before the shoot, not after, so the image can be its full potential.
#6. I can accomplish a lot more when I have a deadline and a theme.
#5. Mother nature’s spontaneity is the best prop a photographer could ever acquire.
#4. No two dogs are alike!
#3. Sometimes a squeaky ball does more harm than good!
#2. When there’s a dog around, my disabling shyness disappears in the best possible way.
#1. I’m an artist, officially, and specifically an animal photographer who loves visually illustrating stories.
Thank you everyone! I really appreciate each and every one of you!
It’s truly been a joy!