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Thursday, September 14, 2017

More Homework

Greetings to all!  It's me, Maggie.  It's fortunate for Mom that Cam and I are Working Breed dogs, because we've been the ones tapped to help her with all of the homework assignments for her photography class.  It's all work, work, work!

Anyway, let's get to it!  We're working on a couple different lessons today.  First up ... "subject".

"Perfect, Mags.  You're my subject, OK?"

Well, seriously. Couldn't have picked a better one. But now ...

"OK, now FOCUS!"
"I AM focusing, Mom!"

That one was over-exposed, so she adjusted the exposure for the next one:

"I'm still focusing, Mom!"

Oh.  Right.  She meant setting the focus on her iPhone.  Who knew?

I stopped focusing and gave her a super-model pose:

This is my "Ennui" look

Pretty good, don't you think?

We moved on to the next lesson - "HDR", high dynamic range.  Sounds exciting!  It blends three shots together and is a good setting for adding detail in both the low-light and high-light areas.  The only catch is that the subject (again -- me!) has to be stationary.  Now THAT'S a homework challenge!  No worries, I've got this:


So Mom got "subject" and "HDR" both in that shot -- plus set the exposure and focus manually.  Awesome combo.  But ... what's she doing on her knees?

"Mom? What are you doing down there? You didn't trip again, did you?"

Ah.  Apparently there was another lesson about something called "angle" (perspective), too.

I'd say we did mighty well.  And a certain "subject" deserves a couple of treats -- right?!?! It's a good thing I'm a Working Breed - this is getting brutal!

Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher 


  1. Well done your PM'ness!

  2. Yep, you did a great job. Your mom couldn't ask for better models.

  3. Well you sure are making our mom feel guilty for now checking out all these settings on her phone. Butt then we don't have to pose either!

    Your Pals,

    Murphy & Stanley

  4. good thing your motto is "will work for food" MOL

  5. OMCs 'The only catch is that the subject (again -- me!) has to be stationary that photo class teacher must not know much about you and your love of action CROG. I love the one of your eyes closed...you are exhibiting your image of a supermodel...and you have a lovely profile too
    Hugs madi your bfff

  6. Brava, Maggie! You working breeds are always hard at it!

  7. You totally rocked that modeling gig, Maggie!!
    Jakey & Arty
    PeeEss...Mama wants to know what class your Mama is taking?

  8. Another A+++ for both Mom and you, Maggie. Our Mom is thrilled if she just gets us all to look at her - she doesn't get all that fancy camera lingo.

    Woos - Lightning, Misty, and Timber

  9. You are an excellent super model Maggie. Your mom is lucky to have you for her photography subject.

  10. We were going to ask what is the going rate for being such a super model?

  11. Those are great photos. You are an excellent model. Mom says I wiggle too much or turn my head when she tries to take one.

    She has to kind of sneak up on me.

    Abby Lab

  12. Anonymous8:53 PM

    Another great photo shoot Maggie oh I mean homework. I think there should have been lots of treats involved. ~nose nudges Bonnie

  13. What a super model you are Maggie!!
    Hazel & Mabel

  14. You deserve the entire bag of treats, Maggie! Your mom couldn't have done any of this without you!

  15. You are a VERY cooperative super-model Maggie! Your mom is lucky to have you and your beauty as a subject!