Bill Mellett Photography

Using my own life's experiences as the canvas for my work.

Basset Hound Puppy


The thing that we love about our pets is that you can talk to them and they don’t understand a thing that you say and they really don’t care. They just want to be loved and fed and played with occasionally.

That’s great unless you are trying to photograph them which usually means that you need a certain amount of cooperation from your photo subject. Ah well, therein lies the challenge and the fun of shooting animals. You have to come down to their terms and just roll with whatever happens.

Reilly was a new addition to our neighbor’s household a couple of years ago. They decided to come by and visit. So, I turned the impromptu visit into a puppy photo shoot.

I gave Reilly’s owner, Andrea a CD with the pictures. She said that she realy loved it. She has them on her computer at work as the screensaver and that it has been a great conversation piece at the office and just makes her happy to see baby pictures of her now grown basset hound now and again.

Pet photos would be really good as part of a photo show on an electronic picture frame. Especially if you have limited wall space that you would rather reserve for finer art and more precious family photos. You might not want to stare at Fido all of the time but, he or she would certainly be a welcome image on a screen for a few seconds or minutes once in a while.

The electronic picture frames (“digital photo frames” in the industry parlance) are especially great for anyone stuck in a fixed location for a certain amount of time like at a desk or in a hospital bed. Now they even have really small digital photo frames that can fit on a key ring with your car keys. So, you can take them with you. Some of them are very inexpensive. Amazon.com even sells one for less than $10.