Fill the frame with a Jack Russell Terrier dog

Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project – Week 29 – Fill the Frame with a Dog

Welcome to Week 29 of the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project.  This week’s theme is “Fill The Frame” … Up close and personal with dogs.

Make them the star of the image

I swing between filling the frame and creating a more environmental portrait by including the surroundings in the image with the dog. Filling the frame ensures that the viewer’s total attention is on the subject and this works really well with adoption portraits. Filling the frame can create a strong connection and can often prompt someone to take that next step and adopt.

Filling the frame also has an incredibly emotive effect on the pet parent when they see their adored dog or cat in cinematic greatness.

We just arrived at the farm this morning so I got out late this afternoon with my camera to shoot for this blog topic. When editing these for tonight’s post, I chose to convert the images to a sepia tone which I think really draws all the attention to the subject in these close ups. I’ve included some pull backs as well to show how by filling the frame, the dog is the total focus.


Thank you for reading!  Head on over to check out Linda Perdue of VPShoots Photography, serving the Tampa Bay, Florida area for Linda’s take on this topic. Continue clicking the link at the bottom of each post until you end up right back here.

Want to learn more about a Jo Lyons Photography experience with your dog? Learn more here.

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  1. Elaine on 20 July, 2019 at 12:48 am

    Love the ears. I find stand up ears dictate how much you can fill the frame. Your images do a great job of making sure all ears participate. ☺

  2. Tracy Allard on 2 August, 2019 at 5:12 am

    I love the toning on these images Jo! Clean lines and calming to view. Really well done!

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