Before and after, or the amazing disappearing dog mom….

I just spent a fun few days at Wag It Camp in New Hampshire offering canine portrait sessions to the participants and it was SO much fun!  There were so many lovely locations at this site.  But one of my favorites was a small stream that wound its way through the property.   For safety’s sake and since dogs will be dogs, most of the pups were photographed on leash.  With their people nearby helping them to smile for the camera (or at least to stay in front of it :-), sometimes the handler ends up in the image.  Thankfully, with digital photography it’s possible to remove those pesky leashes (and handler body parts) fairly easily creating the illusion of the dog posing alone amongst nature’s beauty.  It can be hard for a non-photographer to imagine what their images may look like once I’ve worked my Photoshop magic.  So, I thought I would share a “before and after” of one of the images from camp.  Here is a image of a beautiful Shetland Sheepdog and what the image looked like straight from the camera versus the final edited version.

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After

Shetland Sheepdog, dog portrait, pet portraits, dogs, shelties, pet photography, canine portrait sessions

Before