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11 August 2021

Man's best friend may be the dog, but a photographer's best friend is the pig. And not just any pig but a specific breed. The piggy bank.

Piggy. Olympus E-PL1 with 14-42mm II R kit lens at 38mm (76mm equivalent), f7.1, 1/800 second and ISO 200. Processed in Adobe Camera Raw.

There are several reasons for this association:

  1. Piggy banks do not eat
  2. Piggy banks do not require daily strolls
  3. Piggy banks do require maintenance with little green bags
  4. Piggy banks hang onto what you give them instead of leaving it at your feet

The difference between a piggy bank and other pets should be obvious from that list. But one less obvious difference is that if you feed them with any kind of regularity, you will find the association financially profitable.

Which is what makes them a photographer's best friend. We are always saving up for something.

So on this particularly slow news day, we honor the Photographer's Best Friend with an impromptu portrait (not on a glass negative) of our own. Which, full disclosure, was a gift from our bank.

Oh, one more thing. They are also, as it turns out, rather fun to photograph (and never suffer from green eye in photos with flash).

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