The sequence below was taken on the same day, at the same time, in the same location. It's a typical story of the love a dog has for his ball. Sometimes that story is simply "here it is, throw it for me." But, sometimes it's about playing with the ball for the love of the ball alone--that point where a dog does not need a human to be involved, but enjoys the ball on his own.
I see this every day with Luke.
When preparing for this week, I tried to think in terms of "before" and "after," which helped me to build a starting and ending point to the story. I do think that as a photographer, this is a very normal process that we perform every day when we have sessions with our clients. We have a series of ideas in our minds that we photograph, and they tend to be in a sequence. That sequence allows us to build a cinematic story for our clients.
Not to detract from my cinematic story above, I have included one of the images below, in color. This will hopefully allow my blog host, Weebly, to choose this smaller image as the feature image when it shares the post in the early morning hours. One can only hope.
To see more cinematic thinking, start this week's blog circle off with Kim Hollis of BARKography, based out of Charlotte, North Carolina. Work your way through the links at the bottom of each blog until you are back here again. I hope you have a wonderful weekend. You can rest assured part of mine will include one small dog with an orange ball.