This week's theme for Project 52 is "tails". I tried setting up all sorts of poses, used food, peanut butter and everything I could think of to keep those tails wagging at my house. I shot from under them, over them, from front, behind and just did not like what I was finding as I reviewed the shots. Nothing was grabbing me, I just was not feeling anything in the photographs I was taking. Man I thought this week was going to be easy. Honestly, how hard can it be to photograph a dog's tail?
Then I said the heck with it and just started taking pictures as my pack was playing. Got it! Just let the dog, and dog's tail, do what comes naturally! You just can't "pose" a tail. My 1 year old Border Collie Wisp, was named for the "wisp" he has on the end of his tail. It's harder to see than when he was a puppy, but get him whipping a toy around or play tug with the others and you see his "wisp" in all it's glory. Thanks for reminding me Mr. Wisp, and I do love that glorious tail.
Please navigate our Project 52 Beautiful Beasties Pet Photography Ring. The next up is Boston Dog Photographer: Blue Amrich Studio, Boston, Massachusetts.