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Weekly Photo Challenge: Furry Friends

Here’s the week 11 Weekly Photo Challenge prompt for the NWP iAnthology!  (Here are weeks 123456789, and 10 if you want to look back or go back and participate.)

Children and animals always make great photography subjects.  They are somewhat compliant…and they almost always look great in a photo!  I’ve noticed, though, that as I’ve taken more photos and learned more techniques to improve my photography craft that my pictures of animals (particularly my cats Phil and Jack) have improved and I’ve captured more interesting pictures.

Lately I’ve shot a few photos of my furry friends as they seek the light.  Here’s one of Phil.  I love the expression in his eyes and the way the light crosses his face.

Phil in light

And just a few days ago I caught both Phil and jack cuddled into the small square of sun on the floor.

boys in light

This one of Jack is a distance shot…something I don’t do much of in my photography.  I have a tendency to move in close when I take a photograph.

jack in the light

And sometimes I like to play with editing apps to create something different than the usual realistic shot.  I worked hard to get a shot of Jack meowing (he yells loudly for his food).  I didn’t get the great open mouth, but I like the fun colors here.  This filter is in the tadaa app and is called lucy.

Jack in colot

So this week’s photo challenge is to share photos of your furry friends. Those furry friends might be those family members who live at your house, wildlife from the yard or the zoo or the farm, or some random animal you see when you are out and about.  You get to decide what constitutes furry and friend!  Post either the photo alone or along with writing inspired by the photo.  I also invite you to use others’ photos as inspiration for your own writing and photography.  I often use another photographer’s image as “mentor text” for my own photography, trying to capture some element in my own way.

I like to share my images and writing on social media…and I invite you to share yours widely too. (You might consider Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Google+) Use the hashtag #furryfriend and include @nwpianthology to make it easy for us to find and enjoy.  You can find me on Twitter and Instagram @kd0602.  I’d love to follow you if you share your handle.

You can also share your photos and writing by linking to this blog post or sharing in the comment section below.  I am excited to meet your furry friends through your lens!