|Nature photography has been a life-long passion for me and as photography became my profession, photographing people offered challenges I did not have to meet as a nature photographer, as well as unexpected rewards. In nature photography the pace is a little slower unless you are about to lose that golden light at the end of the day, but people move around unexpectedly and you have to overcome shyness, bad days at the office, bad hair, etc. so the dynamics are completely different.
As the learning curve of photographing people started to smooth out, I started looking for new challenges, and in that spirit, I embarked in adding pets to my photo-shoots. As part of some portrait engagement a while back I photographed a wonderful artist with his dog and she was almost regal in her expression but very quiet; then as part of a video that I made for a friend, I photographed her with Penelope, her dog and she was dynamite-sweetness. But this week the photo-shoot was exclusively for the pet and his master, as opposed to the other way around, so with Rocky, I really had to be on my toes to get a shadow of a good picture. At eight months old, Rocky is all speed and energy. Wow!