Setting that shot up would take several, planned storyboards, and I have had the busiest week of all time, so I opted to do something else. I had already given a hint on my Facebook page regarding the transformation of a photo I shot of Lilah enjoying the outdoors this past weekend (we FINALLY had wonderful weather....now back in rain season). I had saved a backdrop from a previous stint of spending several hours looking through stock photos (sometimes I get really wrapped up in it) that I thought would work well with the Lilah photo, if I merged them into one. The fact that it was a "frame" of flowers was even better. Lilah looks good in flowers, and our yard is VERRRRY green, but still kind of blah.
First, as a reminder, here is the photo I took of Lilah enjoying her outside time in our back yard.
There are so many ways you can frame your subject in a photo. It's really all about your eye, your subject, what you have at hand, and what will enhance and make your photo more exciting. I had a little fun this week using some things that weren't originally in the environment, but my last photo for the week is one of a Setter that was hunting in a large field, and paused for a moment, framed nicely by the brush and grasses. Mother Nature often gives us some great choices as pet photographers, so whenever possible, I'm all about using her as a prop.