52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

52 weeks of Peanut Butter is finished!

I had planned some summery shots with sunshine and blue sky in December but the Australian Bushfire Crisis happened. Although we live on the coast, and are some distance from any fires, we were still affected by smoke and haze. I created this first image in my studio...

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Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Birthday Season – Sydney Dog Photos

Peanut Butter kicked off birthday season in our household. Because I'd gone to so much effort for his I felt obliged to do the same for Angel, Chopper and Bruno. And unfortunately all of their birthdays are within a month of each other! Angel turned 15 less than a...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part ten

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part ten

There's been a distinct lack of action shots in this project so Dave and I took Butters to the park with his favourite squeaky ball. He gave me so many good shots it was hard to pick just one for the book but happy flying dog won in the end. Butters is a pretty good...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part nine

My favourite aspect of this project is having the luxury of getting to experiment with new styles and techniques. I've had coloured gels for ages and I finally made time to play with them. I love the result. I've been getting a bit woo recently with meditation and...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part eight

How am I only sharing these now? I'm a bit behind with blogging this project but not behind with the project itself. I can't wait to share the finished book with you all, it's been a real labour of love. I taught Butters to bow - which wasn't hard because he does it...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part seven

I started the month with photos in the studio. I was playing with some different lighting so the youngest got to play model for me again. I've now learned that I can't use food rewards unless I want to spend hours in Photoshop afterwards cleaning up the drool froth...

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dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

dog models put to work – pet photography sydney

When you share your home with the dog world's answer to Zoolander and Hansel it stands to reason that you're going to use their handsome faces to sell your services. My boys are very used to posing for me and they really brought their A-game to my studio that day....

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part six

July was a hectic month of studio setting up and getting ready for the Dog Lovers Show but I'm so far into this project now I'm determined to keep going! Even if I have to cheat occasionally and do two shots on the same day. I always thought that cocking their leg...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part five

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part five

I got up very early to get this photo of Butters. Generally his obedience is pretty good but he's basically still a puppy and loves testing the boundaries. This rock wasn’t far from a walking track where people had their dogs off lead and Butters had major FOMO (his...

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52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part four

52 weeks of Peanut Butter – part four

You guys, it's nearly halfway through the year and I'm still on track with my 52 weeks project - this is my best attempt ever! Maybe having completed two books since I last tried to do a 52 weeks project has made me appreciate how satisfying it is to actually finish...

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Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

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