Using Architectural Elements in Dog Photography

I like to use architectural elements in my images when I'm photographing dogs. A lot of times I am photographing in parks so I don't have a lot of architectural elements to use but when I'm traveling, I always look to incorporate the city skyline in my photos when possible. 

I knew when I visited Vancouver in April I wanted to get a photo with the city skyline in the background. I traveled to Vancouver with Audrey / Sunsets Unleashed and we scouted around when we arrived and found a couple of great locations to do this.

When you live in a city and you have options of where you can go to get the city skyline in the background, I'd say you're pretty lucky! When the skyline can include the Pacific Ocean and mountains then you know I'm in heaven. I do love Vancouver.

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Of the four images posted above, do you prefer one over the other with how "blurred out" the background is?

When I'm photographing a dog I always want to make certain the dog is the clear subject in my work. I will intentially blur out the background to ensure that the dog stands out. 

If I lived in Vancouver, I guarantee I'd have photos like these of my dogs hanging on the walls in my house. I'm headed back to this city this week and I can't wait to create more artwork like this for some of the locals. Woo hoo! #bestjobever I wish I could take Moose!

Charlotte has some great buildings uptown and some interesting churches to use as backdrops. Those are some fun locations too. If you're local to Charlotte and like this idea, just request it!

I participate in a blog circle. This week's topic is architectural. Dog photographers from around the world participate. Click the link at the bottom to see what everyone has to say on this topic and to see their cute dog photos. If you click thelink at the bottom of each post, you'll end up right back here once you've completed the circle. There are usually around 10 photographers participating each week. Enjoy! Next up is Pet Love Photography, serving Greater Cincinnati, the San Francisco Bay Area, and destinations nationwide.