The Photo of the Week is posted every Monday. Each photo aims to document the things I've seen, places I've been and all sorts of curious things I have encountered as I go about my daily activities. Along with the photo I will provide some background and interesting facts about the image and some technical information as well.
Halloween is almost here and you know what that means......it's time to dress up Lizzie, my favorite photographic subject! When it comes to posing, she is a trained professional, after all, she's 7 years old and has been doing this since the age of 3 months. You may be asking how does Lizzie feel about this? Well, she loves it....I think. Really, she doesn't mind. I'm not kidding when I say that she willingly pushes her head into her costume without any coaxing from me! Lizzie is great at holding her poses but like any dog, she will eventually reach her limit and begin to lose interest. Offering her a yummy treat will usually get me an extra 5 minutes of her being attentive and cooperative.
These "dress up" sessions with Lizzie are not easy and I am always trying to challenge myself to do something different. I do my best not to make her wear anything that is gaudy or embarrassing....except that one time I dressed her as a bumble bee. (I'm sorry Lizzie). Rest assured that I will never make her wear the dreaded "Hot Dog" Halloween costume! Last year Lizzie was a Lion, most likely the least scary and friendliest lion that ever lived. I had no idea how I would dress her this year and after visiting 4 different stores looking for costumes, I finally settled on "Bat Dog." Using the photo above, I created a bunch of 5x7 folded holiday cards and mailed them out to friends and family. The cards were a big hit! On behalf of Lizzie and Oscar Dean Photography, we wish you a Happy Halloween!
Equipment and Settings
1/200 sec at f6.3, ISO 100
Canon 17-55mm f2.8 IS USM lens set at 40mm