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Atlanta Toy Specialty

Thursday, September 17th, 2009


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

This is was my first specialty event to attend. It was the Greater Atlanta Toy Dog Association Specialty. It was on a Thursday so I had to take a vacation day, but it was totally worth it. There were several other clubs, but it wasn’t like a regular show where all breed are at the venue. It had a different feel to the day, quieter, but significant. Whenever I get to an event, I get so excited to see the pugs that it is almost sensory overload for me. I got to see some of my favorite pugs and to meet some new pugs. The photo is Shane who is a very handsome black pug!

Look at this face!

Saturday, September 12th, 2009


Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I am going to start out on a positive note: Look at this pug’s face! Is he not stunning? I’ll answer that, YES! This was one of the few good pictures that I got today, but when you look this good, it is easy.

Now back to reality. Today was the Chattanooga Kennel Club show at Camp Jordan Arena. I had no idea that fluorescent can lights could just about ruin my day. I got to the venue really early-partly because the pugs showed at 8:00am and partly because I was so excited. The pugs were in a tiny ring in the back corner of the facility. It was so dark that I could hardly get my camera to take pictures. I tried several different settings, which I am sure that someone with more experience would have known what to do, I was grasping at straws. In the end, I just shot on Action/Sport mode and had to do some color corrections. This was also my first day to shoot in RAW and it filled up my 8GB memory card so I had to delete a bunch of photos in between dogs showing and then I would get flustered and miss an entry. When I left the venue, I was kind of down on myself and was thinking that I have bought into a really expensive hobby to end up with a handful of good pictures. After thinking about it, I would be going to the shows anyway so if I get one good photo that is better than none. Today I feel like this photo of Mianda’s Fringe Benefits was the best shot of the day. It will just take time to master this box with a hole in it.

AVA Photoshop Class

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

lola from ava class

Originally uploaded by Papa’s Pugs

I signed up for a Photoshop class at The Association of Visual Arts. I have played around with Photoshop before, but I had no idea what I was doing nor could I have done the same thing twice. This was using the magic wand from my very first class!