Project 52 is a toned down version of Project 365. My goal is to take and post a photo (or series of photos) a week for the year. The only two rules I have for this project are:
- No iPhone pictures
- Off camera lighting must be used
For the first week, I had planned a photo shoot with one of my good girlfriends. We ended up getting a huge dump of snow, and driving was not recommended unless you owned an SUV or something with 4×4. Since we live on opposite ends of the city, we decided to postpone our shoot for another day in the name of safety. Luckily, Rascal’s first birthday had just past (for those of who who don’t know, Rascal is the dog my boyfriend and I got from a rescue society last year). Rascal got birthday portraits. This was a little more difficult than I had originally anticipated.
For starters, she wasn’t interested in sitting very still.
I tried giving her a bone to chew on, but it’s not the prettiest thing to have in a picture. At least she stayed still though!
She mellowed out for a few minutes.
Showing off her profile.
And now a shot from the front. She’s so pretty.
I should have quit while I was ahead, but I really wanted to have a picture of us together. The trials of trying to get a puppy to understand how a timer on a camera works. She wasn’t focused or in a cuddly mood (what a capture. Timing is everything), and kept trying to chew on my hands when I held her. Then I finally thought I should use treats. Which resulted in her being too focused on the treats and not at all interested in having her picture taken.
Finally I got a few shots I was happy with. Happy first birthday, Rascal.
These are beautiful. Both of you look great, nice work. I can’t imagine the girls sitting still, but I would love to have pics done of them.
Hope to see you soon.
Rona – I laughed and laughed at these pictures and I can just imagine the trouble it must have been trying to get Banana to cooperate. But those last two shots are priceless!