Photographing Chelsea

Digital Cameras are so wonderful! They open up a new world! To think that we can take as many photos as we want, and simply delete the ones we don’t like.

I was working away at the computer today and I happened to look over and see Chelsea sleeping about 2 ft. away. I decided it was a photo moment. Camera was right next to the computer so I grabbed it and did some practice shots!

Here she is, sleeping in her little bed. Cute photo, but too many distractions in the background. That sewing machine cord looks unattractive and yes the window is blurred, but still not the best frame for the photo. Even if I crop it, I’ll loose some of the photo size. Time to go in for the close up!

First shot

Close-up, but where did those ears go? Yes, it’s a dog, but wouldn’t she be much cuter with ears?


So I got in really close, and made sure I had ears in the frame! It adds personality to her photo. It also adds a few little stray hairs to her face! Humm, where did those come from?

Chelsea Closeup 1

No worries. I can Photoshop them out using the clone tool! I enlarged the photo and took out the little hairs.

Chelsea Closeup 2

Isn’t she cute? Pretty near a perfect dog, I mean perfect photo.

For a good pet photo, get down on your pet’s level, and get close! Get them when they’re sleeping and you’ve got it made!

Try it with your camera. It works on anything, not just pets. Get in close and see what happens! What have you got to lose? You can always hit delete!



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  • little acorns - I know what you mean. . . I have lots & lots of photos of both Korby & Bailey. . . most of them sleeping. . . (I just can't resist!
    Chelsea looks so cute sleeping. . . I bet she's dreaming of cookies! :o)
    xo, BrenReplyCancel

  • Scottish Nanna - She is Sooooooooo Cute You feel like picking her up and hugging her.
    Hugs Mary.ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - I just got myself a digital camera about a year ago. I love how we can upload the photos immediately, but sometimes I still miss my old camera – wish I hadn't sold it.

    I really haven't tried using the photoshop s/w, but definitely need to learn!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - …I forgot to say how adorable Chelsea is!ReplyCancel

  • A Quilter Awakens - What a sweet baby!ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - Sleeping pups are easier to photograph than bouncy awake ones! Yes, she's just darling on her pink bed.ReplyCancel

  • Barb - Don't you just love dogs (cats, too!) Chelsea is adorable. I want to hug her.ReplyCancel

  • rachel griffith - awww.
    too cute.

  • Carrie P. - She is a little angel.ReplyCancel

  • Diane - She's too precious for words….nice photo :-)ReplyCancel

  • Vicky - What a great photo. She's such a doll. At this point in her 9-month old life, I don't think Penny ever sleeps!ReplyCancel

  • KatieQ - I love seeing photos of Chelsea. We lost our sweet kitty Petunia to kidney failure in July. Unfortunately, I don't have many photos of her. When she was awake, she liked to be on my lap. When she was sleeping, she hid away in her cozy kitty cave.ReplyCancel

  • eamylove - I have some of those stray hairs, too – can you work some painless magic on me??? ha haReplyCancel

  • Kelly L. - what neat photosReplyCancel

  • MahSistersQuiltTrunk - I am surprised she didn't wake up during the photo shoot. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • Pam - Oh I like the first one you took of her; could you not crop it and get rid of the cord; that one is so cute with both of her ears completely in the picture; what a doll!..I know my best friend loves to lay in my crafts room while I am working; I will have my camera ready and waiting next time to get a shot of her…thanks for the shotsReplyCancel

  • Blessedmom's Simple Home - I haven't figured out all the photoshop stuff yet, but I do love the fact that we can delete the ones we don't like. Today I just posted a photo of my cat in an interesting sleeping position too. Chelsea looks so cute.

  • Terry - I always do close-up shots of my flowers in the garden! They look amazing close up, and you can't see the weeds that way either! LOLReplyCancel

  • Kathryn - She really is a darling!ReplyCancel

  • AlessandraLace - lovely "baby".I love dogs. great pictures. hugsReplyCancel

  • paulafrances - This post les me to "Truth or Consequences."
    Oh haha ho kind of you to hide the numbers for Chelsea!ReplyCancel