Project 52 – From the Ground Up

Yay! It’s Friday! And that can only mean one thing – time for another Project 52 blog post!

This week’s theme was ‘From the Ground Up’. The idea behind it was to shoot up towards our subjects from ground level. The fantastic thing about shooting like this is that it changes up the usual perspective of the way humans typically see dogs. (or animals in general.) Very early in my pet photography career I learned that its not terribly interesting to photograph an animal from a standing position – a vantage point that is pretty consistently 3 to 4 feet above a dog’s head, depending on the size of the dog. In order to make a photograph really special, one must gain an interesting perspective to see something usual in an unusual way. That being said, I take about 80% of my photos lying on my stomach or my back.

Case in point:

(I know, I know … not a very flattering angle for me. But for my fuzzy subject, Maddy – who I shot with just a few weeks ago – it was amazing! In case you missed that session you can find it here.)

 

This past week has been super exciting and filled with all kinds of waggly, furbutt photoshoots! Here are a few ‘ground up’ shots I took throughout the week while photographing for private clients as well as the MSPCA. I love how the super low vantage point makes the world feel so big. 🙂

 

The best part of this whole Project 52 thang is that you get to experience some of the most wonderfully talented pet photographers from around the globe! So click on over to Charleston Pet Photographer, Dana Cubbage to see the four-leggers of the world from her unique perspective! Ill see you when you come back around!

-Kaylee

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Posted on April 20, 2012, in adoptable, MSPCA, photoshoots, Project 52. Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Wonderful images! Love the one of you in action 🙂

  2. three stunning dog images, but the last shot is just awesome! Oh and so is the very 1st shot 🙂

  3. That last image is breathtaking. LOVE it!

  4. oh my goodness – that last image – WOW x

  5. The last photo is definitely my fave . . . great shots Kaylee!

  6. I love the shot of you in action and the last shot is simply spectacular!

  7. I love shooting from this position. I especially enjoy just shooting without looking through the viewfinder and getting some great surprise photos. Some of the best are the ones not composed ahead of time. My favorite is the photo of the Chocolate Lab, I just LOVE the lighting! I always look forward to your Project 52 blogs!

  8. That last image is wonderful! Amazing!

  9. Wow! amazing photos. My favorite is the last one. What a great artist! very talented. I wanted to hug the dog, so cute! This can be an inspiration for those who love to photograph animals.

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