thought i’d share a few pics of a little guy i had a shorter shoot with last week. meet Milo …
he’s an intense little puggle who was seriously captivated by me and the cameras …
after hearing about Milo’s high energy level, i had fully expected to have my hands full, and — as a result — lots of action shots with this little guy, but i guess i’m just so gosh-darn mesmerizing … well, okay, truth be told, the treats i use are pretty darn awesome … that getting Milo to leave my ankles took some effort.
but the little goober didn’t fail to entertain with his expressions.
you’ll notice the orange line in some of these photos. Milo couldn’t be trusted off-leash (not that he was going anywhere with the treats i was carrying, but we always put safety first at scruffy dog), so we used one of our long-lines for him. these lines are removed in post for images which end up going to print, but otherwise, there’s simply no time to remove them. at the same time, i do get a lot of pet photographers writing me to ask for info on the lines, so sometimes it’s beneficial to show them “in situ”, so people know what i’m referring to when talking about the long lines.
some may ask: “why not use a green line? so it can blend into the grass? and a tan line for beaches? etc.” again, safety first … i always use bright lines — as i’ve always used in training — for visibility. and frankly, whether you’re removing the dark shadow caused by a green long-line in the grass, or removing an orange line, the work is the same.
of course, when the line crosses the fur, and especially if it presses against the body and muscle, the ‘reconstructive’ work can be a little more intensive, but still doable. if i had the time right now i’d show you some before and afters.
thanks for a fun shoot, Milo, and for being so utterly charming … and Christine, i hope you enjoy your gallery.