Pets, Photography

Look Who Crashed My First Fashion Shoot

I had this bright idea to take some photos for an upcoming post on coats. I selected one coat, got a scarf and set up my tripod. I experimented and quickly came to the conclusion that I am not photogenic and that I am far too critical of myself to be doing this. I mean, there was a long list of flaws I had even before I downloaded the photos. I’m not sure if the photo will ever appear on this blog or if I will make another attempt at selfies for posts. But, my little guy Billy doesn’t have any problem crashing my photo shoot and the little furball is extremely photogenic. He never takes a bad photo. Lucky dog!

A big yawn for a little guy.


Settling in for a nap.


This photo of me isn’t so bad. Maybe I’ll always shoot with Billy in my arms. 🙂



So, how do you feel about pictures of yourself? Love them? Hate them? Will putting myself in front of the camera more often decrease the self-criticism?




When Life Hands You Lemons

When life hands you lemons or your critique partner mails you lemons from her lemon trees you take photographs. Or, at least I do. Inspired by my day spent in the Test Kitchen I set out to photograph the boxful of lemons I received. They say practice makes perfect. Looks like I need a lot of practice. 🙂

I have to say Scott made it look so easy. Need more brightness? No problem. Need less reflection? No problem? Need a sense of movement as she dredges the fish in the flour? No problem. Oh, to have years and years of experience. I’m not even close at this point. It’s all trial and error. Here’s a little bit of my trial and error from Sunday.

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Susie had to get in on the action. LOL. I had no idea what got into her, she kept trying to jump on on the chair while I was taking photos so I got this silly picture of her.

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There you have it my photo shoot with lemons. I really need to spend time with my camera, get to know it and just practice. Maybe, just maybe, I’ll be a good photographer some day.

Is there something that you’ve wanted to accomplish and spent hours/days/months/years practicing to get good at? Are you a photographer? Have you always taken good photos?