Harvey Chops Lyons the Jack Russell Terrier in Black and White in the studio in the farm shed at Wootton.

Black and White

A quick studio session in the farm shed

This week’s theme in our pet photographer’s 52-week project is Black and White. So I decided on A quick studio session in the farm shed with the Lyons family dogs.

I have to admit, I really push myself with this project by leaving things to the last minute. Being an ENFP it seems to be the way I thrive, getting my energy on the deadline. So today I headed off into town for the weekly grocery shop and got caught up for much longer than I planned. I literally arrived home in the dark. The first task was to direct the chickens safely into their coop as they were still meandering in the vegetable garden which is fully enclosed. I then unpacked the car and packed the refrigerator with all our goodies for the week. Once that was done, I grabbed my gear, some treats and the dogs and headed into the shed for a quick studio session.

The Session

I set my Canon 5D MKIV to Monochrome, however as I always shoot raw files, these are easily converted back into colour. It’s great to shoot in black and white to get a grip on the shadows and highlights.

You’ll notice the #3dogkateers all have their knits on as it’s starting to get cold here on the farm in Wootton. Today was a particularly windy day. Poor Henry hasn’t got a winter coat yet. I need to take him into town and get him fitted with a schmick new jacket for winter. If you have any suggestions please leave them in the comments.

For these photos I’m using my Elinchrom RX-1200 lights feathered across the front of the dogs.

I hope you enjoy these photos.

On The Wall

Here is a trio collection of 20×30 framed fine art featuring the ever-so-handsome Harvey in his Hamish McBeth knit. This classic style comprises archival fine art printing on cotton rag paper. The photo is then matted with a high-quality acid-free board and framed. The artwork is then finished behind framed glass, with stainless steel hanging wire ready to hang. I think this looks pretty cool in black and white for this particular room.

20x30 Framed Fine Art GalleryThank you for reading!  Please head on over to check out  Kelly Middlebrooks with Little White Dog Pet Photography in Sioux Falls, SD, for Kelly’s take on this topic, and continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

I’ll soon be opening again for bookings. Our farm is perfect for social distancing and I have all the measures in place to ensure all our safety. Get in touch to find out more about booking your dog in for their very own photo session.
Artboard 1 copy


  1. Kelly Middlebrooks on 22 May, 2020 at 11:17 pm

    What great models you have. They look just a great in b&w as they do in color. Such personality!

  2. Elaine on 23 May, 2020 at 1:28 am

    Loved every single photo. I am also an ENFP. The struggle is real. LOL

  3. Karen White on 23 May, 2020 at 7:16 am

    You have a delightful canine family and the photos are beautiful. I always shoot in raw but had never realise that I could shoot in black and white and convert back to colour! I’ve always converted to b&w in processing.

  4. Colleen on 23 May, 2020 at 11:55 pm

    I love all the photos, but the group shots, oh my gosh, they are adorable! And their ears are all awesome! 🙂

  5. Tracy Allard on 7 June, 2020 at 10:32 pm

    Wow, that group shot! That’s definitely one for the wall – terrific job! Hard to think about knits here in Texas, we’re expected to break 40 degrees C here on Tuesday – bah!

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