Beautiful Beasties is an international network of professional pet photographers, of which I am very privileged to be a part of. Within the network a group was formed for photographers who wanted to participate in a project, a 52 week project. Each week a theme is chosen and posted, then we all go out and take a photograph or series of photographs to fit the theme, then we all post onto our own websites and form a ring by linking all the websites. That means you can look at my images and then follow the links all over the world to see what other pet photographers are capturing.

The theme for week 10 is symmetry. Our brief this week from Blue – who chose the theme was …” I know I tend to like the composition in my photos to be asymmetrical, so the challenge this week is to find a way to use symmetry to make your photos interesting! You could look for symmetry in architecture, objects (toys!), reflections, or anything else you can think of. “

The very first thing that came to my mind was the tree lined driveway that I use every autumn when the leaves change colour with the season. Now it is the first week of autumn here, but the trees are still in their full summer foliage, so it was nice to shoot their for a change with full foliage.

I called on 3 dogs who are regulars in front of my lens, Comet, Jaffa and Skye…


With the beautiful trees lining the drive, we also tried to use the dogs symmetrically as well – by placing Jaffa & Skye in a sit with their ‘stick-up ears’ either side of Comet with his folded ears in a drop, do you think it worked?



I hope you enjoyed my take on ‘symmetry’ now follow the links all the way around the blog ring, starting with Kelly Wolfe, Hamilton, New Zealand Pet Portrait Photographer until you make your way back here.

See you all next week.



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