Suzi Pix Photography: Blog http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Suzi Pix Photography suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:55:00 GMT Sun, 03 Jan 2016 16:55:00 GMT http://www.suzipixphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u234046157-o978422464-50.jpg Suzi Pix Photography: Blog http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog 120 80 Big Changes in 2016 | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2016/1/big-changes-in-2016-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Welcome to 2016! This year sees a big change for Suzi Pix Photography as we are changing our business name to show our exclusive focus on pets and their people. Announcing, Pet Love Photography!

Pet Love Photography Cincinnati and San Francisco Pet PhotographerPet Love Photography LogoPet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati and the San Francisco Bay Area for dog photography and cat photography.

You will still be able to reach us through the Suzi Pix website, but we are launching our new website: www.petlovephotography.com to show our focus on pet photography. We know how important pets are and feel that changing our focus to being exclusively pets will allow us to better serve our pet families. Does this mean we will no longer photograph people? Yes and no. We will no longer do people only sessions, but we love it when people want to be in the images with their pets, as we feel this demonstrates the important bond between humans and their furry family members.

You will also notice that we are still based in Cincinnati, as our anticipated move to California fell through; however, we will be serving both the Greater Cincinnati market and the San Francisco Bay Area market, as our move may be back on at some point in the future. While most of our sessions will be in the Greater Cincinnati area, we do anticipate availability in the San Francisco Bay Area based on our travel schedule. We are also available for locations in between, as we love to travel and are available for sessions in other destinations both near and far. If you would like to book a session, whether it is local or a destination session, contact us for more details using the contact form on this website or on our new website. Our phone number remains the same, 513-288-1650, but those in the San Francisco Bay Area can reach us by calling 650-382-3242. You can also continue to email us at suzi [at] suzipix.com or at our new email: suzi [at] petlovephotography.com.

We look forward to serving you in 2016 and beyond for all you pet photography needs!

 

 

 

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Project 52: Year in Review | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2016/1/project-52-year-in-review-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Happy New Year! Welcome to a bonus week of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. Due to the way the calendar falls, we actually have a week in between the end of our 2015 blog circle and the beginning of our 2016 blog circle themes. We will be exploring new themes in 2016, but for now here's a Year-in-Review of some of my favorite images from this past year's Project 52 themes.

First up is our theme from Week 8: Black & White. I love the depth and emotion that a black & white image can convey. While I've photographed Mr. Bojangles in a similar post at this location in color, there's something a little different about the way it feels in black & white. While Mr. Bojangles is at one of our favorite local parks, Sharon Woods, this image could just as easily be in a 1950's Parisian park. Benched | Outdoor Dog Portrait | Cincinnati Dog PhotographerBenched | Outdoor Dog Portrait | Cincinnati Dog PhotographerMr. Bojangles sits on a bench in Sharon Woods, Cincinnati, OH One of my next favorite images comes from Week 11: Something Silly. I love the series of images from this week, but none more so than this one that conveys just how much personality Mr. Bojangles possesses.  Project-52-Week-11-Something-Silly-Cincinnati-Dog-Photographer-Suzi-Pix-Photography-003Project-52-Week-11-Something-Silly-Cincinnati-Dog-Photographer-Suzi-Pix-Photography-003 One of my absolutely favorite images comes from Week 19: Architecture. Taken at Cincinnati's Union Terminal last May, I just love this image with the tiny Mr. Bojangles in front of one of the most iconic Cincinnati landmark. Once a bustling train station, Union Terminal now houses several museums as The Museum Center. I love this image so much, I have a 40" x 60" (yes, that is pretty big) canvas on my living room wall. Next up are two images from Week 23: Downtown. I really love architectural and urban settings for images. These images were taken in Downtown Cincinnati at the Smale Riverfront Park. The first one is Mr. Bojangles with the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in the background and the second one is Mr. Bojangles with the backdrop of urban Cincinnati streets behind him.

My next favorite image is one of my all-time favorite images I've taken...ever. This was from Week 35: Red and was taken at Cincinnati's Union Terminal (a really fantastic backdrop.) Union Terminal was the model for the Super Friends' Hall of Justice, so what better way to show the theme red than have Mr. Bojangles wear a red cape in front of this building. I'd been wanting to do a fun, creative image like this one from Week 40: Cinematic  for a long time, so jumped at the chance when this theme came up. Fall is my favorite season, and I love taking Mr. Bojangles out for photo shoots among the colors of Fall, which is why this image from Week 42: Texture is among my favorites for 2015. I really like the stark simplicity of high key photography, so it's a no brainer that Week 46: High Key reveals another one of my favorites from 2015. And, finally, my last favorite of the year is from the recent Week 51: Dressed Up. I really love the little outfit Mr. Bojangles is wearing in this one, so how could this not be one of my favorites from 2015.

Now, to see another year-in-review for Project 52, head over to Ono Pet Photography in Fairhope, Alabama, and normally I'd say "and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here", but we two are the blog circle this week. Hope you enjoyed revisiting some of my favorite images from Project 52 for 2015.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session for your favorite furry family member, please use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or give us a call at 513-288-1650 or send us an email at suzi [at] suzipix.com. May you have a healthy and happy 2016!

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography bonus week custom photography dog photography dogs year in review http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2016/1/project-52-year-in-review-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 01 Jan 2016 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Celebrate | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-celebrate-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Well, here we are at our final week of this year's professional pet photography blog circle Project 52; and what better theme to end the year with than "Celebrate." Week 52's theme is appropriate as today is Christmas and so many people are celebrating this holiday around the world. Then we have the New Year's celebration coming up next week. So much celebrating at this time of year, we definitely had to include our pets in it. Mr. Bojangles, of course, loves to pawty! This theme also worked out perfectly, because we had our Cincinnati Chihuahuas playgroup holiday pawty this past Sunday. So what better time to shoot images for this week's "celebrate" theme? I couldn't think of one, so I did. This week you get to see Mr. Bojangles and many of his chihuahua friends.

While I was putting my set up after our playgroup, Mr. Bojangles tested it out for me. He got up on his own to inspect and pose. He is such a pro! (He does look a little sad here, because he was having a slightly off day.) Coco, Mr. Bojangles' girlfriend, is the tan chi, and the white chi is the adorable Gizmo.

 

Henry, is a york-chi and his brother, Gunar, is on the right.

 

Spike is the black and tan chihuahua and Ruby is the little ball of fluff on the right.

 

Heidi the chihuahua, brought her bother Charlie, the toy poodle with her.

Reese is the lighter chi, and her brother is ChiChi is on the right.

This group is all one family, including a foster sister (short-haired chihuahua). This is also one shot, not a composite! Foster chi is ready to interview candidates for her forever home.

Now, to see more celebrations, head over to I Got the Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to celebrate your pet with a personalized pet portrait session, please use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or send an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

Merry Christmas!

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Project 52: Dressed Up | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-dressed-up-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 51, our second to last week of this year's professional pet photography blog circle Project 52, and the theme of "Dressed Up." I love to dress Mr. Bojangles up—and he's a pretty good sport about it, too—so this week's theme could have gone many different ways (so many ideas rolling around in my head.) However, the first idea I had is the one I pretty much stuck with for this week. 

A few weeks back, when I got the email from Petco about their new Harajuku Lovers dog clothes line, I knew that I was going to have to get some things for Mr. Bojangles...especially after I saw the trilby hat! Unfortunately, it took me a couple weeks to find the items at a local Petco (after several very disappointing trips.) So, when this week's theme came up, I was happy that I had finally found the items, because they were going to be his "dressed up" look (especially since I have a CD rack that looks like an old fashioned red English phone booth!)

Mr. Bojangles wasn't too keen on the hat, but after a few treats he did much better wearing it than when I first put it on him.

Now for more dressed up pets, head over to Hoof N Paw Fine Art & Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to schedule a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or send an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Harajuku Lovers Mr Bojangles Petco Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography custom photography dogs dressed up pets http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-dressed-up-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 18 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Low Key | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-low-key-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer We are at Week 50 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. So hard to believe the year is almost over. Our theme for this week was "Low Key." Low Key photography is a style of photography that uses dark tones and tends to have more shadows. It is more somber and mysterious...the opposite of High Key, which was our theme a few weeks ago. For this week's theme I chose a dark backdrop and  turned off the ambient lighting so that Mr. Bojangles was lit only by my speedlights. I adjusted my shooting position and the flash settings for the various images, so that I had different degrees of low key lighting. While I didn't go as far as I could for the low key lighting, I think I have a good start and may experiment more with this style of shooting. Now to see some more low key images, head over to Sydney & Mac Creative Designs, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, us the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or give us a call at 513-288-1650 or send an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography chihuahua dog photography low key http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-low-key-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 11 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Urban | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-urban-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer We are at Week 49 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. My, how time has flown, we only have three more weeks left in this year! Our them for this week was "urban," which is one of my favorite themes. Unfortunately, timing with the holidays and rainy weather prevented me from doing what I really had in mind for this week, so on to plan B. I took Mr. Bojangles out during a break in the rain and decided to explore a nearby "urban" area. Not really the big city, but we headed over to Sharonville, OH, for our photo shoot. 

Because it had been raining much of the afternoon, everything was wet and since it was early evening, the sun was gone and things were getting colder. Mr. Bojangles wasn't a happy camper with it being so chilly (can't say I was either.) Now that it's December, we got the added bonus of holiday lights, which are nice for evening shoots.

Now for more urban life, head over to Fairhope, Alabama pet photographer Ono Pet Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like a custom pet portrait session with your furry family members, contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or by giving us a call at 513-288-1650 or sending an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Christmas Christmas lights Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Sharonville Suzi Pix Photography city dog photography holidays night urban http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/12/project-52-urban-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 04 Dec 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Digital Darkroom | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-digital-darkroom-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Hope everyone had a very Happy Thanksgiving! This is Week 48 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "digital darkroom." We were tasked with showing of our post processing skills in the modern day darkroom, the computer. Most images don't need a lot of manipulation in Photoshop or other editing programs, but sometimes I like to experiment with different textures or different types of editing and create something special. This week I used the same set as last week, because it was a busy week and I didn't feel like messing around with my practice set too much, especially since I was going to be doing something more than normal in the post processing. I have an idea for using elements of my set for another fun image, so maybe I will get around to that one of these days when I'm feeling both creative AND ambitious.

So, for my "before" picture, we have Mr. Bojangles in an image that is free of post processing manipulation other than a few basic adjustments that I do to all images. 

Next up is an image that has layer-upon-layer of texture added to it. I wanted to get a sort of grunge look to it, which is one of my favorite edits. It gives the image a kind of modern, edgy feel to it that takes it beyond just a photograph. Because I wanted Mr. Bojangles to stand out, I erased most of the textures off him leaving only a few of the more subtle ones.

Finally, wanting a more painted look, I took my image into another software and did a soft, painted edit to it giving it a completely different look. I really like taking images and making them so much more with painting and other effects. It's extra work that really brings the art into the craft of photography. 

Head over to Pennsylvania's I Got the Shot Photography to see the next and final stop of this week's blog circle trip into the digital darkroom.

If you would like to book a portrait session for your pet, whether you want special editing or not, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post to contact us or send an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650. Through Midnight EST on Monday, November 30, you can take advantage of our Black Friday specials.

 

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Photoshop Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography custom photography digital darkroom dog photography editing grunge http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-digital-darkroom-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Depth of Field | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-depth-of-field-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Hard to believe the years is closing down fast and we're at Week 47 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52. This week, our theme was "Depth of Field." Basically, depth of field is the area of an image that is in focus. If an image has a shallow depth of field, a very small area of the image is in sharp focus and the rest is more blurry. Landscape photography typically has a  deep depth of field, because you want to see the entire landscape area in focus. Portrait photography often has a more shallow depth of field to highlight the subject. 

For this week's theme, I decided to show an image with a shallow depth of field and a second image with a deeper depth of field. In order to achieve the shallow depth of field, I shot with my aperture wide open at F1.8.  You can see in this image how most of it is softly focused. For the image with a deeper depth of field, I stopped my aperture down to F8. I also had to increase the amount of flash I used, as a smaller aperture lets less light into the camera. Because this image was taken with a smaller aperture, more of the image is in focus. You can see this in the finer details of the shaggy throw, Mr. Bojangle's scruffy fur, and in how there is more detail showing in the backdrop, baseboard, and flooring. For both images I tried to keep the same amount of distance, so that you could easily see how the image is more blurry with the shallow depth of field taken with the wide open aperture. 

Now, for more depth of field, head over to Cynthia Wood, Toronto and Collingwood Pet Photographer, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here (and the good news is, there are more of us participating this week).

If you would like to schedule a custom pet portrait session, please use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or give us a call at 513-288-1650 or send an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography depth of field dog photography portrait http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-depth-of-field-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 20 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: High Key | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-high-key-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 46 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 tasked us with the theme of "high key." High key photography is typically characterized by a stark white background. High key photography blows out the shadows with the bright light, thereby creating low contrast. It lends itself well to black & white photography, but is also great for color. Not all high key photography has to be with stark white surround, but I like the cleaner look that it provides. For my high key photography project this week, I used a white backdrop and a white reflective board for the floor.  The image retains some shadows underneath Mr. Bojangles, because they are what anchors him to the floor; without the shadows he would look like he was floating in space. I also converted this same image to black & white. Now, for more high key, head over to Pennsylvania's I Got the Shot Photography, which is the next and final stop in this week's blog circle of two. Hopefully, we will have more participants next week.

If you would like to book a high key or any other pet portrait session, please use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography custom photography dog photography high key pets http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-high-key-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 13 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Catchlights | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-catchlights-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer For Week 45 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 our theme was "catchlights." Catchlights are a reflected light source in a subject's eyes, or more formally, a specular highlight. Catchlights can be formed by natural or added light, such as sun shining through a window (you will often see the window shape reflected) or a speedlight or strobe with a modifier (such as an umbrella or softbox). For this week's photos, I used an octabox with a speedlight and a large reflector for fill. Since I was using my new little studio area in my basement, there was also some ambient light from the overhead room lights, but you will see the shape of the octabox reflected in Mr. Bojangles' eyes.

I also used this as an opportunity to test a new background and a new trunk prop that my mom picked up for me at a rummage sale.

As you can see in the above image, sometimes Mr. Bojangles' eyes can be a little wonky, so the catchlight hits a little off in his one eye.  Without the catchlights, the eyes would look dead and Mr. Bojangles would be missing that little spark of life. So, if you don't see the importance of having catchlights, take a look at this comparison below of the same image with catchlights and without. The catchlights add life to Mr. Bojangles' eyes; this works the same for both humans and animals, alike. Take a look at your eyes in the mirror and you will see how they reflect the light. Then try to imagine what they would look like without it. So, catchlights, regardless of the source, are an important part of a portrait. Now to see more catchlights, head over to Hoof N Paw Fine Art & Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to schedule a custom pet portrait session, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or give us a call at 513-288-1650 or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com. If you book a session during the month of November, you will receive 50 custom holiday cards with your session, a $200 value!

 

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography catch lights catchlights custom photography eyes portrait reflections http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/11/project-52-catchlights-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 06 Nov 2015 09:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Orange | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-orange-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 44 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 serves up the theme of "orange." A very appropriate theme for this time of year with both Halloween and the turning of the leaves for the Autumn season. I was running short on time this week and ended up not getting the opportunity to execute my idea for the theme, so Mr. Bojangles is representing the orange with his orange bow tie.

This next image isn't perfect and not as sharp as I would like, but I absolutely love the expression.

Now for more orange goodness, head over to I Got the Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or by giving us a call at 513-288-1650 or sending an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography bow tie dog photography orange portrait http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-orange-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 30 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Light | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-light-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer We are at Week 43 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52! My, how the year has flown! Our theme for this week was "light." Light is really the perfect theme for photography, because that's exactly what photography is, creating images through recording light. Photographers use and manipulate light to create the perfect images, whether it is ambient light or added light (flash, strobes, constant, reflectors, or other modifiers.) Many photographers use just natural light, meaning only the light provided by mother nature. Two of the best times to shoot in natural light are right after dawn and right before sunset, these provide the magical "golden hour" times when the light is glowing. This week I chose to shoot in the evening and use some added lights and modifiers to enhance what mother nature provided.

We headed off to our favorite local park, a rather bittersweet trip, since I'm not sure if we'll be able to go there again before the big move happens. It was also nice to take a break from packing to do something fun, so the trip served two purposes in one.  This next image is really an outtake, because Mr. Bojangles moved out of position and kept staring at the grass. I'm not sure if he heard a small animal in the grass or people or dogs on the path below. He was very interested in whatever was happening in that direction and I really liked the way the light fell on him, even though he wasn't in the right spot.

Now to shed some more light, head over to I Got the Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book your pet a custom pet portrait session us the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or give us a call at 513-288-1650 or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

 

 

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pioneer Park Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography dog photography dogs light http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-light-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 23 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Texture | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-texture-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer I really got lucky for Week 42 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and our theme of "texture." I decided I needed a day off, so took Mr. Bojangles for an outing and a visit to the park. We hadn't been to Symmes Park in quite a while and decided to head over to see what was going on with the Fall colors. I've gotten some great Fall images of Mr. Bojangles in this park before and, even though it's still a little early, wanted to see what the trees held in store. We got even luckier than just the beginnings of some Fall color, because the park was set up for a Halloween themed event that was going on later that night. The path back to the dog park was decorated with creepy tableaux and spooky park patrons. We stopped for several impromptu pictures along the way. We also saw that some other dogs weren't too thrilled with the ghoulish intruders and barked their way back to the dog park. Mr. Bojangles, being a great and mighty chi wasn't phased, except for the creepy skeletons playing the banjo...but who doesn't run when they hear banjos start playing in the woods?

We didn't venture past the dog park area, so not sure what other spooktacular delights awaited event patrons, but we saw some that would definitely put a spring in my step after dark. We did a little photo shoot on the wooden steps leading down to the creek area, and when we were finished, the dog park was empty of the barking trio of dogs for Mr. Bojangles to enjoy. (They were BIG dogs, which is something Mr. Bojangles is not a huge fan of...especially at a dog park.) 

Mr. Bojangles provides plenty of texture to this image just with his scruffy fur, but I also love the texture provided by the leaves on the ground around him.

Now, to see some more texture, head over to Boston pet photographer, Blue Amrich Studio and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session for your dog or cat (or other pet), contact us using the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or by sending an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or by giving us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Pet Photography Halloween Loveland Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography Symmes Park autumn dog photography fall leaves texture http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-texture-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Landscape | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-landscape-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 41 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 tasked us with the theme of "landscape." Fortunately, the weather warmed back up this week after the cold spell at the end of last week, making it a good time to go out and get some landscape pictures with Mr. Bojangles. As we frequently do, we went to our favorite local park, Pioneer Park, and did our landscape photo shoot. The fall colors are just beginning to turn out, so we got some extra color in our landscape shots. Mr. Bojangles is ready for the season with his orange harness and candy corn scarf. For our last picture, we moved over by the lake, where they have a little dock with some wooden swings. It's a nice peaceful spot to sit and look at the lake and the lovely scenery. My images this week also represent landscape in a different way, as they are all landscape (horizontal) orientation. Now, to see some more landscapes, head over to San Francisco Bay Area Pet Photographer, Amyranth Pet Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to schedule a landscape session for your pet, please contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or by giving us a call at 513-288-1650 or by sending an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Pioneer Park Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography cairn terrier chihuahua dog photography landscape http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-landscape-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 09 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Cinematic | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-cinematic-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Our theme for Week 40 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 was "cinematic." Cinematic is defined as "of or relating to motion pictures or having qualities or characteristics of motion pictures." This week was quite a challenge trying to figure out a concept to shoot that was cinematic, but I think I did well in the end. At least, I'm pretty happy with my end result.

Mr. Bojangles and I braved a trip in the overcast and chilly weather this week to our favorite local park (and home to many of our Project 52 photo shoots.) I had been wanting to create a moody forest shot for a while, since this park has a path that curves through a tall stand of trees and felled wood. The overcast weather actually helped us out, so that we didn't have any bright patches of sun bursting through the trees, and the chilly air helped us by keeping park patrons to a bare minimum (which meant less distractions for a certain curious little dog.) Since our theme was cinematic, I wanted to add a few special effects that you might find in a movie, so the the sparkling path of fairy dust is our homage to movie effects. Scruffy blonde chihuahua terrier mix dog with fairy dust in forestMagical Dog Now, for more cinematic images, head over to Albany, NY Pet Photographer, Stacey Gammon, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like to book your own cinematic photo session for your pet, use the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or call us at 513-288-1650 or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com.

 

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography cinematic dog photography special effects http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/10/project-52-cinematic-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 02 Oct 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Low Angle | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-low-angle-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 39 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 tasks us with the theme of "low angle." When we change the angle from which we shoot, we change the perspective of what we see. The easiest ways of getting a low angle on a pet is to get down on the ground or to elevate the pet so that you are shooting from below. In my quest to find a low angle with Mr. Bojangles, I placed him on the doggy sofa and then laid on the floor to try to shoot up, or at least on the same plane.  Now, to see more low angles, head over to I Got the Shot Photography, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like your pet photographed from all angles, contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or send us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com or give us a call at 513-288-1650.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography cairn terrier chihuahua dog photography low angle http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-low-angle-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 25 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Blur | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-blur-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer The year seems to be flying by! We're already at week 38 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 and the theme of "blur." I got my idea for executing this week's theme while on a walk with Mr. Bojangles. The neighborhood we walk through has a couple of lakes and as we walked by one of them the other day a light bulb went off. So, for my example of blur, I chose the blurred reflection of the sky and trees in the lake. I like how the reflection provides a soft blurred image of the surrounding landscape, similar to an impressionistic painting.   

I then decided to execute another type of blur; this one from adjusting my camera settings to shoot at a wide open aperture of F1.8. Shooting at a wider aperture allows more of the background to blur creating a soft focus. The first two images were shot using natural light, but this last image utilized flash to compensate for the area of shade we were sitting in. With the wide open aperture you still get the blurred reflection, but now it is more blurred and the rocks behind Mr. Bojangles are also blurred.

To see more blur, head over to Northeastern Pennsylvania's I Got the Shot Photography and then back here, which is the beginning and end of the blog circle this week.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session, contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this post or by calling us at 513-288-1650 or by sending us an email at suzi [at] suzipix.com.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography blur cairn terrier chihuahua dog photography http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-blur-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Warmth | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-warmth-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 37 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 is appropriate as the summer heat and humidity have returned for our theme of "warmth." Even though the weather turned warm again, I decided to go in a different direction with the theme (maybe because I'm really tired of the heat, and—especially—the humidity.) 

Not that I'm wishing it were winter already, but I'm certainly all for some cooler weather. We had a really nice spell of less humid weather not that long ago and it was so nice. However, in anticipation of the cooler weather that will be coming (eventually) I decided that Mr. Bojangles would express the theme of warmth with his cozy new Worthy Dog sweater we purchased a few weeks ago on a shopping trip to the mall. And, even though Stella was a major pain in my butt today when I was setting up my impromptu  "studio" in my living room. I decided if I couldn't buy her off with biscuits, I would use her presence on set to my advantage. So, for good measure, I also include an image of Stella expressing the theme of warmth through her big smile (she's always happy when food is around). Now to get some more warmth, head over to Trina Bauer Photography in State College, PA, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like a custom pet portrait session contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this blog, by giving us a call at 513-288-1650, or by sending us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com. 

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Cincinnati pet photographer Suzi Pix photography will be at Wags to Riches in Blue Ash tomorrow, Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, for in store pet portraits benefiting United Coalition for Animals. The sitting fee is $65 and includes a 5x7 print and digital social media image. Contact Wags to Riches at 513-793-7387 to book your time slot, appointments are limited.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Mr Bojangles Project 52 Stella Suzi Pix Photography Worthy Dog custom photography dog photography dogs smile summer sweater warmth http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-warmth-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 11 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT
Project 52: Sky | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-sky-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Week 36 of professional pet photography blog circle Project 52 sees us with the theme of "sky." With the return of the hot and humid weather, the sky was not so cooperative on the day I did my photos for this week, so I decided to settle for the light in the sky from the setting sun. 

Mr. Bojangles spotted another dog on the other side of the bushes and was more intent on his activities than on posing nicely for me. To see more sky, head over to Denver pet photographer, StinkDog Photos, and then around the rest of the blog circle until you end up back here.

If you would like a custom pet portrait session contact us via the hot pink "BOOK NOW" button to the right of this blog, by giving us a call at 513-288-1650, or by sending us an email to suzi [at] suzipix.com. 

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Cincinnati pet photographer Suzi Pix photography will be at Wags to Riches in Blue Ash on Saturday, September 12, and Sunday, September 13, for in store pet portraits benefiting United Coalition for Animals. The sitting fee is $65 and includes a 5x7 print and digital social media image. Contact Wags to Riches at 513-793-7387 to book your time slot, appointments are limited.

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Cincinnati Cincinnati Pet Photography Montgomery Mr Bojangles Project 52 Suzi Pix Photography custom photography dogs sky http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/project-52-sky-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati-pet-photographer Fri, 04 Sep 2015 08:00:00 GMT
PHOTO EVENT: Wags to Riches Consignment | Suzi Pix Photography | Cincinnati Pet Photographer http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/wags-to-riches-consignment-blue-ash-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati Artwork display of Suzi Pix Photography at Blue Ash, Ohio consigmnet store Wags to Riches.

Greater Cincinnati pet photographer Suzi Pix Photography will be doing a special photo event at Wags to Riches in Blue Ash on Saturday, September 12 from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM and on Sunday, September 13 from NOON until 3:30 PM. The sitting fee for your dog, cat, or other small animal is $65 and includes a professionally printed 5x7 print and a digital social media copy. Proceeds from the event benefit United Coalition for Animals' (UCAN) low cost spay/neuter programs. Additional items, including custom holiday cards, will be available for purchase at special event pricing. To book your session, please contact Wags to Riches at 513-793-7387 or email them at contactus [at] ucancincinnati.com. 

Wags to Riches, located at 9697 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash, is Cincinnati's premier consignment store where you can shop for fine furniture, artwork, accessories, jewelry, and more all while benefiting the mission of UCAN. UCAN provides a high-volume, low-cost spay/neuter clinic which help fight pet overpopulation and euthanasia in shelters. 

Book your appointment today as reservations are limited! So contact Wags to Riches as soon as possible at 513-793-7387 or by email at contactus [at] ucancincinnati.com. Additional questions about the session, products, or pet photography may be directed to Suzi Pix Photography at 513-288-1650 or via email at suzi [at] suzipix.com

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suzi@suzipix.com (Suzi Pix Photography) Blue Ash Cincinnati Pet Photography Suzi Pix Photography UCAN Wags to Riches charity dogs giving back pets portrait special event http://www.suzipixphotography.com/blog/2015/9/wags-to-riches-consignment-blue-ash-suzi-pix-photography-cincinnati Wed, 02 Sep 2015 14:29:14 GMT