Behind the Scene - BISCUIT

Behind the Scene - BISCUIT

July 16, 2019 6 Comments

The concept - a dog licking a bakery window with complete abandon.

After sketching out the image, my first step was to think about what kind of dog would be best for this photo. I wanted a dog that was short, stout and comical and landed on a Boston Terrier. I hit the jackpot when I found a local Boston Terrier breeder who had not one, but five Bostons. She was more than happy to bring ALL of them to the shoot.

The shoot was comprised of two different scenes. The first was the bakery scene. We transformed a sunny hallway, with a nice glass door, into a bakery complete with sweet treats bought locally.

 

The second shot involved the “talent” who only had one job. Lick the glass.

Amy was in charge of getting the dog to do its job. Our plan was for Amy to spread a small piece of cheese on the glass door, pick up the dog and have it lick away while I clicked away on my Canon. We did this many, many times with the first dog, the second dog, the third dog and so on, but one of the dogs REALLY loved cheese. His name was Charley and he was the most enthusiastic about getting every bit of cheese off the glass.

In the end, I got what I needed and Amy got quite a workout handling all of those Bostons (did I mention she is allergic to most dogs we shoot?). She was rewarded with the first pick from the “bakery”… and a dose of Benadryl.

In post-production, I meshed the two scenes together using Photoshop and designed the old-school bakery lettering for the window. 

“Say Cheese!” cries the photographer. But, for this shoot, it was more like “Lick cheese!”.

 

 



6 Responses

zLQclPRSrxjVawBW
zLQclPRSrxjVawBW

November 06, 2019

jEDCUygi

GcbzPRuXNd
GcbzPRuXNd

November 06, 2019

wAHcFlJo

qfcIvEnHk
qfcIvEnHk

November 06, 2019

cieVWGQj

KgaBnZjDlLzCEo
KgaBnZjDlLzCEo

November 06, 2019

jknHgIdUP

Susan Kolesar
Susan Kolesar

July 29, 2018

All your work is great but your work with Bostons is unbelievable!

margaret
margaret

July 27, 2018

This is absolutely delicious!! I love all the joy on the faces of Amy and the Bostons! We have a one year old Boston named Buster who is quite a character. Very handsome with a crazy personality. He’s very different from any of the dogs we’ve had before. (We had miniature poodles for over thirty years…Buster is our first Boston) I love Ron’s photographs…I’ve given several as gifts and I purchased one for my husband a couple of months ago. Of course, it’s a Boston Terrrier…sitting on a bench looking at a cat shaped balloon. I would have gotten all of them but I’m running out of wall space!! :)

Leave a comment


Also in BLOG

BEHIND THE SCENE - TUG
BEHIND THE SCENE - TUG

October 11, 2019 4 Comments

This image came from a concept of creating a shape out of a line - in this case, a very thick rope. We tried a couple of different designs...

Read More

BEHIND THE SCENE - OBEDIENCE SCHOOL
BEHIND THE SCENE - OBEDIENCE SCHOOL

September 04, 2019 5 Comments

September is here and, yep, it’s off to school for this rowdy bunch!

The iconic school bus, and nod to....

Read More

DOG FOOD! Video
DOG FOOD! Video

August 13, 2019 5 Comments

Ice cream, cookies, pies - oh my! Check out this fun compilation of Ron's dog photos and see why a dog's best friend is...

FOOD!

Read More