It is almost Thanksgiving! I love November. ...most times. I can leave the mud the dogs bring in the house behind! November also brings the creative ideas for Christmas cards front and center. Last week I had a Photo Event Session at Happy Paws in Derby, NY. We had lots of dogs to photograph!
I thought to show a concept that is hard for people to envision when I say we can do this!
What is it? Taking 4 individual images and combine them into ONE. I know it can be hard to see but it was well worth it this time.
I did have a really hard time that morning. My back was just killing me so I was very slow at setting up everything I needed to do. AND being late getting ready meant people arrived before I had the right light I wanted for the sessions. I wasn't happy with the lighting but it worked with some tweaks. All of these individual photos are straight from the camera - no enhancements done to them.
My plan was not to take individual photographs and make one photo from them all - but I really did not have a choice. My table was being very difficult and not holding together. Each time a second dog would jump up a leg would fall out and sometimes more! I was so getting frustrated with that table and my first client had 4 dogs! 4 big dogs - so there was no way to get them all together for one picture. Plan B came into effect...separate photos.
First thing I did was I took each dog individually and adjusted them so they looked great. The background I had also worked on. The next series of steps where just to take each individual dog and line them up on the background. Then I added a new head to the large blue merle dog. Once I had everything aligned and looking good, I started adjusting the single image so it looks like the dogs are apart of the scene.
Below is the result!
The first photo session was so popular we have added a second date - Saturday December 14!