Alright cocker (spaniel)? This week’s post is short and sweet just like my model for the morning – Poppy.
Poppy is a very cool, very happy and content English Cocker Spaniel pooch, that belongs to my friend, Val, and I was booked in to do a portrait shoot for Poppy way back but finding time where we were both free and the weather was good proved really difficult but we finally got round to it this month.
The setting for our shoot was to be Furzton Lake early on a Sunday morning before anyone wakes up so that we had plenty of space and peace. That didn’t happen. The place was rammed with people running, walking their dogs, and a very large group of people playing with model boats on the water. We still found a good spot though and the freshly shampooed Poppy got straight to work!
First of all we found some slightly long grass with wild flowers and made her run around chasing a ball which resulted in a hilarious image that you can see below and above. There was no way I could not put that one as the headline image. Poppy was equally happy sitting and posing as running around having fun, and we got some great close up head and shoulder shots.
Once she got bored of that stretch we moved a little further round the lake and tried some black and white images using some leading lines and I got down low to the ground to get a better angle.
The whole shoot took no more than an hour but the final images look fab, I’d say.
Who ever says never work with kids or animals really is talking out of their back bottoms.
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