This week has been more work, more Brexit, raging PMS that left me in tears more than once and mine and Jake’s anniversary. We celebrated by making nachos and chocolate-covered strawberries at home, if you were wondering. It was low-key, but lovely. Oh, and we saw Company, which was amazing.
We also ended up in Oxford for less than twenty-four hours to celebrate the birthday of a dear family friend. This did mean that we were able to enjoy the beautiful sun in a house with a garden and take the dog for a swim and a long walk.
This is where I took the bulk of my photos this week. I am definitely more adept at photographing landscapes and still find people and animals extremely challenging. With people, you have to learn how to keep them totally unaware or relaxed in front of the camera, which is hard. Most people – myself included – tense up or start posing as soon as they realise a camera is pointed at them, which is often not what I’m looking to capture, especially for this series. Animals are less self-conscious, but more unpredictable, obviously.
Photographing Nemo chasing the ball, swimming in the river and shaking off after a dip is definitely good practise and a good learning exercise with the camera. The pictures are so dynamic! Plus he is a very good dog and I will always like photographing his sweet little face (even though he is deeply suspicious of me because he competes with me for my parents’ love and attention – it’s a whole saga).
Along with the dog photos, there are a few from around London too, of some details here and there.
Let me know what you think. Which one is your favourite? Do you have any tips for photographing things in motion?