Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Big Boy Blue ~ South Tampa Pet Photographer

If I could only take one lens with me on a pet shoot I would have to say that my 20 mm 2.8 would be the lens of choice. And while I have about 8 other lenses on my wish list, the 20 mm is like good ol' faithful. That being said I wanted to expand past my comfort zone and work with one of my other lenses. Thus enters the Nikon 50 mm 1.8 and Big Boy Blue. Blue is my neighbors dog whom I had the pleasure of puppy sitting last Thursday. The owners were having an open house and thought it might be easier with everyone coming in and out to have Blue in a different spot. Thus enters my assistance. I took Blue and my pup Tito to the dog park in an attempt to wear out this 2 year old lab....Ha! Wear out a 2 year old lab? What an oxymoron. It did tire him out enough to sit still for me once we were back at my apartment for some puppy pictures. Here are some of my favorites. And all of these were captured with the 1.8. Check out how straight his teeth are in the last shot....Boy has better pearly whites than me :)


  1. Blue is so handsome! I love these pictures. The 50mm 1.8 is my favorite lens and is on my camera 90% of the time. Have fun with it! :D

  2. The 50mm 1.8 is my go to lens for portraits of kids and dogs alike--- maybe you have sold me on the 20mm? Regardless, love the creative cropping here!

  3. Such expression in Blue's eyes!