docturwhut said: I'm not a big fan of your comic series and I see a lot of other people aren't, either. What do the comics do for you? Why do you do them?
On what are you basing this? You are maybe the 3rd person who has written in to say they don’t care for the series. The comics have several hundred thousand views and notes. It is definitely more relateable to corgi and dog people, so I realize it isn’t for everyone, but I’ve gotten almost all positive feedback regardless.
Is there some secret forum I am unaware of that is bashing my comic?
I do them because I think they are cute and funny and I enjoy making people smile.
I love them because they make me smile and they are so true to life with Otis. These are based on real things that have happened with Otis. But you do have to love dogs and maybe even
corgis to appreciate them.
These are some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken. It helps that Delling is gorgeous and adorable, but we also had a beautiful sky and a setting sun to mix with my studio lights.
It was a difficult shoot. It was very hot and sticky out. After Delling did their hair & makeup and zipped into their dress—I announced that we had to fill two bags with 40 pounds of sand. These were necessary to weigh down the light stand.
We got all sweaty from lugging around the sand and when we poured it into the bags, it coated us in a lovely layer of dust. After giving me a few grimacing looks, Delling went back inside to fix their makeup and de-sandify themselves.
Armed with two flashes, two battery packs, a light stand, a softbox, two lenses, a camera, a reflector, the evil sandbags of doom, and various flowers—we trekked to my neighbors yard where they have some interesting unkempt stone landscaping.
As I began to shoot, my inexperience directing people started to show.
Delling was like, “Okay, what do I do?”
And I was like, “Make poses and stuff.”
It turns out they required a bit more specificity.
"Do something with your face area."
After another scowl in my direction, Delling started to recall expressions and poses they remembered from magazines.
That actually worked rather well and gave me more confidence to make better suggestions. They probably don’t realize I was using cleverly disguised Zoolander references.
*cough* “Blue steel!”
"Just look like something really sad happened to your left."
In the middle of our shoot, some of the neighborhood kids passed by. One jokingly said, “Hey, can I be in the picture?”
He was a fellow Hazelwood East Spartan so I couldn’t resist getting a shot. Plus he and Delling had bright matching smiles.
In the end, I just had Delling be cute. Not much direction was needed to accomplish that. We got some beautiful pictures and all was good.
Originally posted on Frogman’s Light School.
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Pineapple is the black jellybean of Lifesavers.
A new series for Light School…a new post each Saturday from the Light School contributors, answering a few questions about photography and their background. Enjoy!
What part of the world did you grow up in, and do you think it influenced your photography aesthetic at all?
Scotland. I think it did, this place gets photographed a hell of a lot so I made a conscious effort to try and capture it differently, to try and stand out from the photos I saw when I was younger and still see today.
Are you self-taught, or have a more formal photography background?
Both, I studied in college where I learned the theory but I never really got too far with the practical until I left college and started shooting for myself rather than for assignments. I’m still learning every day.
Is photography your day job, or primary hobby?
Nah, I’d like it to be but I don’t think I’m there yet, hopefully by next year. One of my main goals is to sustain myself with the photography so if I’m going to go down that road I’d like to have a full tank of gas if you know what I’m saying.
Have you done any travel photography? If so, what are your favorite places?
Not so much, there are a million and six places I could list for you, I want to take pictures everywhere and see everything. Can you imagine being payed to do that? Damn, someone pay me.
You are given infinite resources to make the photography shoot of your dreams come true. What would it be?
Hmmmmmmmmm… I’d probably go to the Pacific North West or somewhere in the majestic woodlands of Canada and just live there for a month taking pictures. I don’t know how I’d charge my batteries but I guess if I had infinite resources I could buy like 100 batteries, then I’d be unstoppable. I’d take lots of snacks too.
What have you learned about yourself through studying photography? How does it shape how you see the world?
It totally shapes the way I see the world; everything is beautiful to me, anything could be a masterpiece. I see the world through rose tinted glasses, I’m totally delusional but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learned while studying/practicing photography?
The devil is in the details man. Your opinion of your work is the most important one.
Words of wisdom for new photographers…
The most important thing you can possibly do is enjoy yourself, there’s no point in making art if you don’t enjoy the process. It feels good when other people like your work but never rely on the opinions of others - love your own work first and then if anyone else loves it then that’s just a bonus.
But be honest with yourself: see your mistakes and learn from them. Always be improving yourself in all walks of life, if anyone can do it’s you.
Photos by Iain A
Ichabod always has the right outlook on life.
cute webcomic is cute
Pineapple is the black jellybean of Lifesavers.
My most controversial post yet.
It is funny that no where did I say either were bad. You all just assumed.
I meant they seem out of place with the rest of the flavors. And I think most people who are really digging the other flavors that are more matchy would be like, “What the gosh darn heck is this?”
Though you were right, I don’t like them very much.
Hello, friends! I will be there this Saturday, penguins and all!
My best friend Katrina will be at the ARTLANDO show today. She is going to bring a framed picture of me so I can be there in spirit. Be sure to mention the secret password: “Frogman sent me.”
Crouching Corgi, Hidden Ball
Photo by Froggie
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i could probably just watch this all day. i think i may already have…
HAPPY WEEKEND! FRIDAY FOLLOWER SHOUT OUT:
Steps to the Sea
This shot was taken in Northern Ireland in January 2014. The low, winter sun was behind the hills, and created a nice, diffused, soft light which was lovely to photograph this little beach we stumbled upon.
We didn’t stay long, as we only had about five hours of usable daylight to work with, and lot of miles ahead to travel.
Photography by Bex
New Fox Day is a very important day on the FrogDog’s calendar.
i am dying this is too funny
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