The Poser

Big changes are (finally) in the works over at About.com. A major redesign, the first in forever, is happening this summer. Right now, lots and lots of busy work getting ready. Frustrating, fun and everything in-between.

I am most excited about photos. Bigger, better, and more cohesive to the piece. I was reviewing an older article about cats peeing in bathtubs (it happens), and needed a photo. I searched a few places, then remembered… I had a cat and a bathtub. Problem solved?

Quincy was the model for the one photo that appears in the article. Just one photo, but several were necessary to get the one I wanted to use.

Here is a little behind-the-scenes peek on the Bathtub Poser.

Quincy explores the bathtub
I just plopped him in there, waiting to see what he would do.
Quincy in the tub
Let’s get to work, Quincy.
Quincy gets to work on the perfect pose
No, don’t look over there. Over here. Wait. Quincy! Kitty, kitty!
Q in the bathtub
Momentarily distracted, I thought my model was going to jump tub.
Quincy in the bathtub.
Just before he really did jump tub. I had the shot.