That aside, I am using some past outtakes as part of the blog.
This first one is pretty obvious. If someone comes to the studio with their kitty, they are not necessarily looking for a photo of their feline hiding behind light stands. I like to let kitties get acclimated to their surroundings prior to using any lights, and this kitty investigated and hid behind them for a while. I snapped a photo of her I knew I would not use, but thought it was a good way to show others that cats can wander around at will in the studio.
Naturally, I would edit out the leash, and clean up the photo (the photo on the left is straight out of camera [SOOC] with a lighting adjustment and small color saturation adjustment), but there were two things I didn't like about this particular shot: (1) the area around the head, ear, and eye on the left side (camera right on the dog) is a bit blurry, probably caused by slight movement in the subject; and (2) I thought that lighting needed to be adjusted at the time, and reset the studio lights.
I actually competed this image and it did very well, winning a blue ribbon, being featured in the NPPPA Court of Honor, and meriting at 84.
My final image is somewhat infamous.
While doing senior photos of a subject and her horse, I snapped a quick photo of the horse giving her a head hug. This was not the look we were going for, but we had a really good laugh that day viewing the image on the back of the camera, and I sent it to her because it was funny.
I am looking forward to seeing everyone else's in the blog circle this week. If you are too, just start here with Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography, and then look for the link at the bottom of each succeeding blog's page for your next read, until you find yourself back here. Have a great rest of your weekend! TAKE some time OUT to kick back and relax!