Happy New Year to you all. It’s always scary when I have to make a New Year folder for the next 12 months of photographic sessions not to mention those that I take for myself.
There are some exciting things coming up for Mel Taylor Photography but will be saving those gems for later in the month…
The camera’s have spent Xmas away getting cleaned for the New Year and I hope to collect then early this week as new bookings have already started to come in for January.
Typically January is a quiet month for photographers but for those like me that have children, not much gets done in the Xmas holidays so I always have a backlog to catch up on and the dreaded “Tax return” that I am sure will be highlighted on local radio every 5 mins for the next 30 days…. yes I know the cut off is 31st January!
I had a very busy 2015 and was thrilled to be published in Dogs Today magazine in the Best Dog Photographs in the world section. As I had not realised that was happening I have got behind with sharing so I thought I would take this opportunity to catch up.
Its a really good Dog magazine and I can recommend it for a good read with many interesting articles.
The image in this one is of Buzz, my Mini American Shepherd. He would have been around 7 months in this image.
The bluebell woods make a wonderful place for images. You can never quite plan shoots for them as depending on the weather they appear at different times and catching them at their best is always tricky.
Action shots can be quite difficult too, especially in wooded areas where the light might be poor. The Bluebells were early in 2015 and so the leaves on the trees were not completely out giving a much better quality of light in the woods.
Getting this image took a little while as I was on my own, with my other dog too. So getting Buzz to sit and wait the other side of the log while walked to the other side and got down on the floor for the low level perspective was not so easy! A few attempts were needed. Wait is not his one of his strengths and at his age with many distractions around him it was a bigger challenge. Not to mention that he has a mind of his own! My agility coach will vouch for that one! But we got there and Butter wouldn’t melt!
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