Dexter came for a portrait session the end of November. He’d recently been diagnosed with a malignant tumor over his right eye. He had no problem sniffing around the acre though. He had such joy checking out every little nook and cranny. So much so that I had a hard time getting him to stand still long enough to get a portrait. Photographing dachshunds means I have to get really low with the camera.
This is his painted portrait that I did in Photoshop.
Dexter was also blind, so I tried to work with eyes to remove the glow the best I could.
This was his photo after editing in Photoshop. When editing like this, my rule of thumb is to only do what looks natural.
He is such a sweet little guy. So happy and true testament of how nothing was gonna hold him back.
When we set up Dexter’s session, they mentioned his little brother LG and I said of course, bring him along. LG is Dexter’s matching chihuahua. They were adorable together even though they were completely oblivious of the other.