May 17, 2010


This is my favorite photo from Paws Pet Photography. I love the candid joy this dog is experiencing from this quick run at the beach. Making the background blurry (aka using shallow depth of field) heightens his expression and adds to the story of the moment, like where the dog is and who he/she is with. I get the sense that because the person on the left is wearing a heavy jacket that is must be cold. I can experience from this photo how refreshing a run on the beach in the cold must be for this dog. This one moment/photo tells so much story. Lovely.

I love the simple and graphic background against the fluffy dog. Because the background color is not close to white, the subject really pops - this is one of the tricks I use.

Photo by Paws Pet Photography

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