Project 52 Photo Challenge : Macro (28/52)

This week’s Project 52 theme was Macro!

Since Bruce is a diva and doesn’t tolerate lenses in his face, I had to settle for a close-ish shot with a long zoom to get the same effect. You can see here that he is adamantly NOT looking at the camera. He’s passive-aggressive like that.

Up next in the blog ring we have Dana Cubbage! Let’s see who was ready for their close-up…

Project 52 Photo Challenge : Second Chances (27/52)

This week’s Project 52 theme was “Second Chances” — an opportunity to go back to a previous theme that we missed out on and do it again! I picked Week 13 (“LOVE”), and found this particular image fitting in a few ways. This is Lobo and his best buddy O’Neil, two Huskies from Texas Husky Rescue who were graciously given a second chance of their own. This photo is from the archives, but I have always loved it and thought it was perfect for this week’s theme!

Up next in the blog ring we have Steph Skardal. Let’s see what she did this week…

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Dana Cubbage - Awww this is an GREAT image and perfect for the love theme!September 9, 2011 – 7:04 am

Blue - What a sweet photo! Love this one.September 9, 2011 – 8:27 am

Steph Skardal - Love it! And the b/w is great.September 9, 2011 – 8:48 am

Jenny - LOVE! Just beautiful!September 9, 2011 – 9:37 am

Nat - i’m in love with this image Claire :)September 9, 2011 – 1:52 pm

:: beautiful beasties – 52 on friday – [27/52] :: | Dana Cubbage Photography Blog | Baltimore, Maryland - [...] please head on over to Claire Baxter of Studio Fetch (yup the same Claire that did my rebranding!) and check out her second chance image.  Click [...]September 9, 2011 – 3:12 am

Sneak Peek : PETE!

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a fantastically hilarious Boston Terrier named Pete, & couldn’t resist posting a little sneak peek from our session. Stay tuned for the full introduction (and more awesome Boston Terrier antics), coming up shortly!

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New Product Feature : Accordion Session Albums » the fetch. blog // Dallas Modern Dog Photography - [...] super special thanks goes out to Pete for helping me test out this fabulous new product offering — look for his hilarious session [...]September 19, 2011 – 3:37 pm

Project 52 Photo Challenge : Texture (24/52)

Wow, this week really flew by, and it’s already time for another Project 52 post.

This week’s theme was Texture, which I used as an opportunity to capture one of my favorite textures around — Husky fluff! I’ll admit to having a love-hate relationship with the stuff (especially when I wake up in the middle of the night with it mysteriously in my eyes and mouth), but it definitely is gorgeous when it’s still fully intact on the Husky and not floating around the house spawning asthma attacks and destroying vacuum cleaners.

Up next in the blog ring we have Steph Skardal – let’s see what textures she has to show us…

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Cynthia Wood - This is beautiful!August 19, 2011 – 3:31 am

Dana Cubbage - Ha! I feel your pain! With 2 Golden Retrievers, we’re never at a loss for hair balls floating around our house either :) Love this photo!August 19, 2011 – 8:38 am

Nat - it’s so fluffy!! Love it. :)August 19, 2011 – 11:25 am

Stephanie Ho - Somehow Seren’s hair gets embedded in my clothing and no matter what I can’t get it out. My car seats look as if it’s made of her fur. Thinking of shaving her bald. lol.August 19, 2011 – 5:57 pm

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Project 52 Photo Challenge : 50mm (23/52)

This week’s project 52 theme was 50mm — sort of an “open theme” where we could photograph anything we wanted, as long as the focal length was 50mm. Fun!

I know a lot of photographers are quite fond of the 50mm lineup (and I used to be among them), but I have a tendency to get bored with mine, opting instead for my vintage 55mm 1.2FL film lens that’s been modified to work with modern DSLR Canons. But, since the theme was 50mm and not 55mm, I stuck with the 50 this week and used it to capture Maddie viciously attacking a water gun in the back yard (she will viciously attack pretty much anything you ask her to; she’s a fierce little gal — just look at those teeth!).

She eventually emerged victorious after taking the battle into the swimming pool…


Up next in the blog ring we have Stephanie Madeline – let’s see what she did with her 50mm glass this week!

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Dana Cubbage - I love that last shot of Maddie in the pool being shot. So cute!August 12, 2011 – 7:05 am

Karen Weiler - Love the last one! Maddie is such a cutie!August 12, 2011 – 8:43 am

Nat - That last one is the BEST! Made my day :)August 12, 2011 – 2:37 pm

52 project: 50mm | Steph Skardal Photography - [...] check out The Fetch Blog to see how Claire & the rest of the Beautiful Beasties gang interpreted this [...]February 12, 2012 – 11:01 am

Project 52 Photo Challenge : Tribute (22/52)

I got to pick the theme this week for the Project 52 Challenge (yay!) and I guess I kind of chose a hard one (sorry, fellow project members!). The theme this week was Tribute, and it’s a project I enjoyed working on wayyy back in art school. The idea was to choose an image (a famous or iconic photograph, painting, sculpture or other work of art) and recreate our own interpretation of it. My original idea was to pay homage to one of the fashion greats, Helmut Newton or Richard Avedon, but at the last minute I had a killer idea and decided to turn things around a bit.

So, without leaving you in suspense any longer, I bring you…


The image that defined the 2008 Presidential elections, plus one statuesque little Boston Terrier.

The original image is, of course, “Hope” by Shepard Fairey, which itself was based on a photograph by Associated Press photographer Mannie Garcia. Fairey’s original work now hangs in the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery.

Up next in the blog ring we have Stephanie Madeline — let’s see what she’s been up to this week!

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Steph - Very cool – I’d be interested to hear what kind of techniques you used to create this image.August 5, 2011 – 8:58 am

Nat - Oh Maddie! So reagal, I would vote for her! ;)August 5, 2011 – 1:39 pm

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Bruce Turns 5

Although he’ll always be my sweet baby puppy, Bruce is growing up and today we celebrated his fifth birthday.

I’m a terrible person and let Bruce have real “people sweets” on his birthday — today he got a white cupcake with vanilla icing and a big red “5.”

…I think he liked it.

Project 52 Photo Challenge : Repetition (21/52)

This week’s Project 52 theme was Repetition — a repeating pattern, shape, object, element…

…or in this case, a repeating dog (or 2).

Bruce is a narcissist and loves staring at himself in the mirror anyway, so this challenge was easy for him; Maddie, on the other hand, is a little more humble. Neither of them knew quite what to make of the huge mirror on the bedroom floor, though Maddie did enjoy lying on top of the glass and cooling her paws — after all, it’s been over 100 degrees here every day for the past few weeks (the dogs are going stir-crazy as it’s just too hot for their usual walk schedule. Look how bored Bruce looks).

Up next in the blog ring we have Stephanie Madeline. Let’s see what she did with this week’s theme!

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Project 52 – Week 21: Repetition | Chickpea Photography Studio - [...] now off to see what Clarie Baxter at Studio Fetch came up with.  I love her stuff and remember keep clicking until you make it back here.  Have a [...]July 29, 2011 – 4:10 am

Fall Mini Sessions!

They’re here! Due to popular demand, I’m extending my yearly mini session schedule (usually Spring and Holiday) to include Fall sessions. These are a great way for return clients to get some updated images and new clients to see how we work.

Here’s what this session’s package includes:

A 30-45 minute on-location session with Claire and an assistant for up to 2 dogs
10-15 edited proofs in a private online gallery for purchase
A $50 credit to use towards the purchase of any print or product in my catalog
5 of your favorite session images in web format for sharing online

This season, I’ve partnered up with BEGET.COM to offer this great deal exclusively through their website. You may purchase and pay for your session directly on Beget’s site (here) through August 31st. Sessions will be scheduled during the months of September and October at a location within a 15 mile radius of downtown Dallas — I will have several locations to choose from this year, and booking priority is first-come first-served (so, the earlier you purchase, the more date, time and location options you’ll have to choose from!).

As always, a limited number of slots are available and will go quickly so don’t procrastinate!

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