Squeekerz {This or That Thursday} 8 comments


This week I’ve been working on shooting in Manual. I’m not sure if these pictures are technically “all that” but I do like them because, well, they’re fun. Our dog, Squeekerz, spent many years in the Witness Protection Program and never allowed me to take his picture, now he’s all stopping and posing for me. Translation: the dog used to be afraid of the shutter sound and now that he’s used to it, he gets the canine equivalent of giddy whenever he sees the camera. Trust me, that’s his happy face.


We also suspect that Squeekerz spent some time in the military because he does a lot of low crawling. Seriously, you should see that dog move across a room. If the Seals ever need backup, he’s the one. He has incredible stamina and freakishly strong toes.

This or That ThursdayI’m not sure what my settings were when I took the pictures but I know there was a ton of sunlight streaming through the living room window and I had my camera set at the widest opening. Ummmm, guess I should take the time to learn the proper terminology and start writing down the settings or something, huh? What I’d really like to learn how to do is take those really bright pictures that look like they’re about to pop off the page. Do you know what I’m talking about? Sorta like the ones taken by Bella Pop. Love Love Love!

I’m linking up with Deb from Deb Duty Photography for This or That Thursday.

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness! Your pup is way too cute ..my dog is jealous of his moves!

    • Bwahahaha Squeekerz has turned my living room into his personal catwalk. 

  • Love you Daenel! “Trust me, that’s his happy face.” You crack me up.

    • LOL Patty, you know I have moments of random silliness. 🙂

  • Tiarastantrums

    you love your dog! and you are hilarious!

  • Adorable pictures. My big ole doggy is afraid of the shutter sounds, too. All of my pictures of him are ones where he looks terrified. 
    I think the “pop” of the pictures you refer to is accomplished often in Photoshop or some other editing tool. Do you have something like that?

    • I’ve been using Picnik and Picassa but I now have Photoshop Elements 10, so I’ve been experimenting with that (afraid I’ve gone a bit overboard on some things)… But I do love all of the flexibility.