I plan to have my website up fairly soon. There you may see much more of my work, purchase images or schedule a time for me to visit, meet your animals and plan a session of photography in familiar settings. Of course, photos may include you with your pets and photos of family members in natural settings. One secret to great pet and family photos is to walk around, sit down and talk with the photographer about what you have in mind. By taking this time with the photographer, you see if there is a good match of your ideas and his/her styles and techniques. Pets are not expected to pose, quite the opposite is generally true! We take the time, work with you and your animals to get the photos you will call "keepers" now and treasures later.
This is a photo of Molly, the same cat at the right in the previous photograph. I did both shots in monotone for easier comparison. The two photos show examples of different moods and moments.
You may see Molly elsewhere in this blog. I am writing her story, tiny piece by tiny piece.
The kitties shown live in my house. When the website is up and running, you will see a variety of pets and animals, including horses and perhaps a llama or two. While cats and dogs are the family pets most seen, other animals are certainly included in what we do with photography.
Capturing the essence of personality with a still photograph is very difficult and often calls for a little good fortune. For example, this Great Pyrenees mix is a quite large dog but its personality instills calm and brings forth smiles.
As part of H.A.B.I.T. , the Human Animal Bond in Tennessee organization out of the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine, this dog visits residents in a nursing and personal care facility. The face you see is the face seen by the residents. Of course, they run their hands on the thick fur and spend time with this "friend". A kind volunteer allowed us to take the photo. That face does catch some of the personality and the intent was achieved.
Thomas Haynes is a photographer working out of Clinton, Tennessee, a city just north of Knoxville. His photography is often of a fine arts direction but as in this post, his love of nature takes him again to the Clinch River Raptor Center, a rehabilitation and educational not-for-profit organization.. Visit Thomas and see more of his photography at Facebook
Contact Thomas to discuss photography you want done.
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