Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Advanced Portraits

The first assignment, a pet portrait, went well.  I had a very happy and cooperative Labradoodle (I can’t say that name with a straight face) who was comfortable in the studio.  He sat fairly still in an easy chair.  I never had a dog in my life, and I was fortunate his mistress and her son were there to help pose him.  The biggest thing I noticed during the shoot was Rocky’s tongue was often pointing about 90 degrees away from his line of sight.  That was a huge distraction for me, and it ruined many otherwise attractive frames.  Rocky would not close his mouth, so we compromised, and he draped his tongue over his front teeth. 

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