Photo Post: Poops

I love taking photos of my dogs. If you follow me on Instagram you know this already. Most folks know I have two dogs but based on my photo stream it would appear as though I only take pics of our Brussels Griffon, Murray, better known simply as the #Beest. While it’s true that #Beest is my boy and he’s almost always hanging out with me no matter where I’m at, and he’s a total ham for the camera, it wouldn’t be accurate to say I’m showing favoritism or simply don’t like our other pup, the sweet Affenpinscher Trudy “Poops” Baggins. I do take lots of photos of Trudy but I rarely post any of them because she hates getting her photo made. If I put something up to my face she will either turn her head or start growling and barking at me. She really – for real – just hates it.

So, with that in mind, the rare occurrence when I get a photo of her that’s not only usable but actually pretty good, I have to make a big deal about it, hence why this single photo is getting its own post.

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Christmas 2014 in Pictures

Well, we’ve done it again. Another year of yuletide joy has come and gone. As per usual, Erin and I hit the Tri-Cities in full holiday force with all the snark, joy and bourbon stashed in a flask that you could ask for. Obviously my DSLR was beside me for most of the trip and I kept snapping, though what I captured was hardly standard family holiday fare; rather, it appears that all I really want to do is photograph the dogs and that’s okay.

Before I get on with the photos I wanted to celebrate a few gifts my folks got me fresh from my Amazon wish list:

  • NEEWER 160 LED CN-160 Dimmable Ultra-High Power Digital Camera LED Light (like this one)
  • TASCAM DR-05 Portable Digital Recorder (like this one)
  • Opteka RC-4 Wireless Remote Control (Like this one)

These were all on my wishlist as they’re hopefully going to help me finally get going on this documentary I want to try out for my tattoo shop and frequent blog topic 2 Ton Gallery in Kingsport, TN. Just a few more things left and I can actually start. I’m sort-of nervous, sort of PUMPED!

Anyway, on with the holiday photos. As usual, you can find the whole set on my Flickr account.

Also, a nice family photo taken by my parents:

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And finally, a few selections from Instagram:

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Our new #santa for #Christmas next year

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Christmas Card Photo Session

The dogs are dorks but we love ’em. A lot of you will have the finished product in your homes very soon if not already. If you didn’t get one: better luck next year, I suppose! I also feel that I should state that there are more photos of the Beest because Trudy doesn’t like the camera. She’s a serious diva and I’m serious paparazzi. Also included are some shots of the tree and our other Christmas decor.