I photographed my neighbours dog Stanley last week. He was very good in front of the camera and lights, but truth be told he was more interested in the bowl of dog biscuits his owner Sheila had in her hand than posing for my camera. That said I did manage to capture a few good images between him munching his biscuit treats.
The lighting diagram for the shoot
The shoot came about because Sheila was worried that he might be ill, they'd already lost two dogs of the same breed, flat-coat retriever, to cancer in the past, and Stanley was exhibiting similar problems now. So Sheila wanted some photographs, just incase, he was off to have tests at the vets this week.
Today they viewed the photographs, there were tears, the tests have proved their worst possible fears too be true, Stanley has cancer, I should say had, Stanley was put to sleep this afternoon, Sheila and Ian just couldn't let him suffer any more pain.
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