Framing Your Subject | 52 Week Project | Week 4

Framing Your Subject

This week in the 52 Week Project the theme is framing your subject.

Photographers use a lot of different items to frame their subjects. Trees, architecture, fabric. I’m going to use paper. I use paper backgrounds a lot in my studio work and sometimes I really use a lot of paper.

What did your dog just do?

Boo Radley usually has a great time in the studio and he’s really well behaved because he knows he’s getting snacks. He is used to being in a studio since his mom is a pet photographer but most dogs are not used to it and every once in a while there are a few scared dogs or cats that are a disaster in the studio. I’ve had them pee on, barf on, rip, and completely shred the back ground paper.

It’s not their fault!

They are just nervous. Dogs and cats aren’t used to being around ultra large rolled up sheets of thick paper that makes noise when it moves. That can be scary. Fortunately lots of treats, toys, and encouragement get them over their fear pretty fast so that we can get a great shot after we roll out a little more paper, of course.

Here are photos of Boo Radley with a paper frame.

Denver pet photographer rolls out lots of paper instead of carpet for photo shoots
Boo Radley is busing through the photography background paper during his Denver pet photography session

Boo Radley's photo bustin through paper

Boo Radley's photo bustin through paper

Have a great week!

XO,

Deanna

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