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Summer Time :: Grande Prairie On Location Photographer

In recent months I have been making a point of ‘drawing out’ from some of my subjects. My tendency is always to capture people fairly close up, filling the frame. Several months ago, I decided I’d make a point of taking more photographs from a distance. I’m enjoying the results.

As I have been working on preparing images from one of last week’s photo shoots, this particular image (above) really appeals to me. I think, partly because the couple and their dogs have their backs to me in a purely natural way, but also because the distance gives this a sense of ‘watching a story unfold’ are reasons why this one appeals to me so much. It was also taken early on in the photo shoot before the sun rose too high in the sky (later on the sun became quite harsh). I like this one so much that I’m tempted to order it as a sample canvas print. Funny how certain images appeal to each of us in different ways.

The three dogs were so entertaining — I chuckled my way through the photo shoot with all their antics. This is Hank cooling off in the lake. He’s not swimming; he goes in and then lies down in the water with both head and tail up out of the water.

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DesignTies - June 24, 2010 - 9:31 am

Hank is a cutie!! ๐Ÿ™‚

You know, I think photos taken from behind are really interesting. There’s a sort of mystery to them, like what facial expression do the subjects have, where are they going, what are they thinking… sort of leaves more to the imagination.

I wish I had a camera the day Jackson & Squirt were sitting in the driver & passenger seats in our pick-up with their backs to me. I think it would have made a fantastic photo!!


Marcie - June 24, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Sometimes there is so much more to be said with the subjects walking out of the frame..than filling it from within. I can definitely relate to the appeal of this particular image. Lovely!!