What is texture? Texture is defined as: the feel, appearance, or consistency of a surface or a substance. Texture is this week’s topic of our Professional Pet Photography Blog Circle.
In amazing photographer Bryan Peterson’s Book, Learning To See Creatively, he states that “A compelling image of texture – unlike line, shape, pattern, or color – is dependent on low-angled sidelight.” He says that it’s “imperative that you search for texture on sunny days in the early morning or late afternoon hours”.
My first images were taken on a cloudy day at a dog daycare, “Ruff n’ Tumble“. I would have loved to work with a “macro” lens on these images, but I was photographing a large group of dogs in a pen area so changing lenses throughout the afternoon would not have been a simple task! I believe there were 28 puppies and dogs – i had my work cut out for me!
I was able to get a few “snout” captures with my 24-70 mm lens. I LOVE the texture in a dog’s nose! From the roughness to the little nubbies. Here are my favorite snouts from the afternoon 🙂
The first image is of a puppy that had been rolling in mud and playing in buckets of water all afternoon! WE had a few downpours so the dogs weren’t looking there “groomed” best! Along with the texture of the nose, you will notice that drenched, curly fur!
The next image is another puppy – a Chocolate Lab. I love the texture of the fur around her little nose.
The third image is a mixed breed – i love the golden color of the fur and the dark nose with the little bumps and whiskers.
Thank you for stopping by this week’s blog circle! Click on the link at the end of each post to see some amazing work from Professional Pet Photographer’s around the world! Next up is Susannah with Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area. If you are in the Cincinatti area on September 30th, Susannah will be promoting and signing her new book, “Rescue Dogs: Portraits and Stories“.
Have a wonderful weekend!