This week, our author points out that "great portraiture is about revelation, and you can't portray that until something about the subject has been revealed to you." I wholeheartedly agree. We do respond best to photos where there is recognizable emotion, whether at the human or animal level.
The other larger than life factoid shared by The Visual Toolbox on this subject is "choose your lens and the orientation of your frame based on the story you want to tell and the feelings you want to evoke..." and Duchemin goes on to say (and I could kiss him for this): "There's no place for what is proper or appropriate in art."
Here is my candid portrait for the week. I call it Waiting For The Wake Up.
We took this show outside later, because ball-throwing is an essential part of our weekends here. Kids love to throw balls as much as some dogs love to retrieve them. Here are some samples of what happened outside.
To see more people and pets from a great group of photographers, start the blog circle this week with St. Cloud Minnesota based About A Dog Photography by Cahlean Klenke.