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52 on Friday (Week 13): Imitation is the Sincerest Form of Flattery

This week’s 52 Project theme is “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.” We had to choose a favorite artist and imitate his or her work while still making it our own.

For many years, I have been a huge fan of Amanda Jones. She shoots mainly in the studio and has a brilliant way of capturing the personality of every animal she photographs. Now that I am finally getting my own studio set up, I decided to try my hand at some “personality” shots. Enter Toby, the Smooth Hair Fox Terrier.

To say Toby has a lot of energy is an understatement. Being a terrier, he loves to chase and attack. I really wanted to capture that energy in his photos so we went full-out. We found a duster that he absolutely loved and we let him go after it. I think he had a lot of fun getting his photo taken… I know I had a lot of fun taking it! (Click the photo to make it bigger!)

Toby's Studio Session © Westway Studio

Now it’s time to jump over to Indianapolis pet photographer Tiffany Haulton with Haulton Photography. Remember to follow the links at the bottom of the posts until you get back here.

  • By Blue Amrich, March 30, 2012 @ 6:32 am

    Too cute! I love that last photo especially – lots of personality!

  • By Nat, March 30, 2012 @ 10:33 am

    great tones in the b&w! love those catchlights :)

  • By Meredith, March 30, 2012 @ 11:07 am

    Thats my Toby! The handsomest boy in all the land!

  • By Anthony Helton, March 30, 2012 @ 12:17 pm

    Nice! I’d say you captured his focus and energy well. These photos definitely give off an exuberant feel.

  • By Kelly Ladouceur, March 30, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

    Tons and tons of personality! Love it!

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