Posted by Diane Padys on August 9, 2017

This was a studio portrait session with Astro. A very energetic teenager. Astro is a shepard mix, no specific breed. Astro’s Mom wanted to have a few really nice portraits of him. Our session lasted about an hour. One thing that was quite unusual was that Astro really liked relating to the camera, as all good professional models do. When he threw that big smile at me, I melted. Mom was thrilled with the out-takes from the session. Many prints were made to distribute to family members, even wallet size-believe it or not. Photographing animals/pets is an adrenaline rush, you never know what to expect and there is always constant movement. Have to be spot on with focus, but sometimes a blur is nice. I was delighted with the results and so was Astro. Oh, and I want to acknowledge my retoucher, Lona Walburn, for such a wonderful job bringing out the detail in Astro’s fur & smile & creating a lovely color for the background.