Sunday, 19 January 2014

A dog named Marley


A few weeks ago I was approached by a couple who wanted me to take a photographic portrait of their pet dog. Never one to say to no to something new, I made arrangements to visit their home and take a few shots. I had never met the dog before, I simply had been told he was a black labrador cross. 

On arrival I was greeted by the owners of Marley who turned out to be a very well trained and handsome dog. Having decided to use the natural light in their conservatory Marley was told to sit. As he looked up to his owner, who was clutching a biscuit to draw his attention, I pressed the shutter. Fortunately I had taken a large sheet of grey card with me to make sure I had a plain background. This worked a treat and the finished portrait after a little processing in Lightroom and Photoshop is shown above.

Having always been told never to work with children or animals, on this occasion taking photographs of Marley was a joy. He did all he was told and seemed to know how to pose for the camera - he had obviously done it before or was it just that he would do anything for another biscuit?!


  1. Beautiful dog and beautiful picture Alan!

    1. Thanks Gonzalo. Not my dog but a real pleasure to photograph.