Behind The Scene - Grommet

Sometimes my shoots are calm. Itโ€™s usually me, my assistant (Amy), the dog and the owner. Other times, the shoot is a little more chaotic and fun. This shoot was one of those times.

My concept was to create an image of a spunky skateboarding pup. I knew I wanted a Corgi puppy as this breed has a sweet, comical look that would capture the youthfulness of the concept. Knowing puppies can have a range of personalities, I found a breeder with a litter of six-week-old Corgies so I would have model options. ย 

Here is the gang:

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This one was keen on digging an escape route. Maybe he was camera shy!

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We had extra help on hand. Our girl, Tess, puppy wrangled for us and wanted to take all five of them home!

After meeting all of the pups, I picked a few that I thought would work best. The job was for the Corgi to stand on two small blocks of wood that would replicate the height between the curb and a skateboard.

First up was this guy. He was a little too apprehensive.

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ย Second, was this little one. She was ready for a nap!

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The third pup was the charm. This little guy was ready, willing and eager. I donโ€™t think we even gave him a treat. He had โ€œitโ€!

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I got the shot, as well as the supporting photos of the skateboard and curb. I put it all together in post, making for an image that I think is pretty rad.

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