By Peter Lik
*Candid/Humor Category Winner *“I shot this at my mom’s house on her 92nd birthday. She’s an artist, and she had just finished this painting of her pug, Bella, a few weeks earlier. When she was out of the house, I posed Bella—I thought that including the painting would make a striking composition. Bella is easy to photograph because she holds her pose quite steady. I positioned my camera with zoom on a tripod with available light. Then later I surprised Mom with a 16×20 print. I’m also working on a book of dog portraits.” See more of his work at www.marklohmanphoto.com.*Tech Specs:* Tripod-mounted Canon EOS 5D Mark II with Canon 24–105mm f/4 lens. Exposure, 1/25 sec, f/4, ISO 400.