I do this A LOT. A REAL LOT. Ideas will come to me about a past image, or someone will ask me if I might be able to do something different with an image already taken. Sometimes, depending on a given day, creative juices just aren't there, but in a week or so an image will pop into my mind along with an idea for making it better.
I decided to use past images this week to show you just how often I have walked this road to more creative images. (Note: Clicking on the images will make them larger for viewing.)
Later on down the line, when they were having a bit of trouble placing this boy (he has separation anxiety), I re-edited the image to include the billowy cartoon cape and a message, so that they might use it in their publicity. He was, eventually, placed.
A few months after the event I was looking through the photos once more and thought this reminded me of "lions and tigers and bears, oh my!" I had purchased some digital backgrounds and wanted to give a background swap a try. With the swap and brightening up of the colors, this photo has been processed as a metallic print and graces a studio wall. It is a great sample of the metallic for clients to check out, due to the colors, which are quite bold.
Re-editing can surely tell a better story at times, can be fun or whimsical, and is a good reason to save past photos for reuse (it is why my backup drives are soooo full). I do quite a bit of work on calendars and other projects, where these types of photos can come in handy.
To see more re-edited work by other pet photographers, start this week's blog circle with Kelly Marcuccio Middlebrooks of Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD. Have a great weekend!