I'm excited to announce that I am now offering pet portrait services! Portraits can be done in the comfort of your home; in my home studio, or at an outdoor venue such as a favorite park. Please visit the new Pet Photography section of my website, where you can get more information and see a gallery of sample images.
Yesterday, while shooting our usual assortment of adoptable pets, we spied a staff member with a very young Chihuahua puppy. Always on the lookout for new subjects, we asked if we could photograph the puppy. Turns out, he was one of FIVE puppies, that are still too young to be adopted. They are still in the Humane Society's foster program and need to do a bit of growing before they can be offered for adoption. But we managed to get them into our "studio" for a quick shoot. Cuteness overload:
So, feeling proud of ourselves for getting the puppies in a basket, we thought "why not, let's try kittens again". So we found four darling kittens (all available for adoption) and they did not disappoint. Thanks to my assistant, Bria Hansen, and also photographer, for the third and the last shot in the series:
So, I've been getting pretty confident with the shelter shots, so when we saw FOUR adorable little black kittens had just come up for adoption, we had to try. And try we did! My partner, Kathy, had designed a cute little basket of autumn cheer, so we thought it would be fun to photograph the kittens with the basket. That didn't work - kittens everywhere! So, empty out the basket and try to put the kittens in the basket. Two helpers trying to keep all four kittens on the table, staff and volunteers at the Humane Society outside the window just laughing! As soon as one kitten got put on the table, two more jumped off! Oh well, here's the best shots of that exercise - only one shot actually captured all four kittens….
Welcome to my NEW website! I have kind of gotten fed up with Wordpress and decided to move to Squarespace for the new site. Hopefully it will be easier to keep fresh material on here. I've changed the name because I think TabbyCat Photography was a little restrictive, since I do photograph a variety of things. That said, I am going to focus on pet photography so I might resurrect that site at some point. For now, my pet photography will be included on this site under it's own menu item.
The Portfolio section highlights my favorite images and will be updated as I get new favorites. The Galleries pages will feature current and past projects in more detail, for example, vacations and sporting events. Those will get updated as I slog through my backlog of personal projects and travels.
The blog will be a challenge for me - I'm not really a wordy person, and writing comes hard for me. I usually can say what I want to say in a couple of sentences. But practice is good, and hopefully I'll be able to pass on interesting and entertaining information.
So enjoy, please let me know if you have constructive comments - I'm not a designer, or a coder, and this is still very much a work in progress.
This is a test post of new blog.
I spent the last week in San Luis Obispo at the California Photo Festival. This is a great event put on by Hal and Victoria Schmitt and the Light Photographic Workshop. It's a great hands-on photography education experience. They keep you busy - up for sunrise shoots, classes during the day, sunset shoots, lots of other shoots.