Dog

Dupont24Dupont24 Juneau, AlaskaPosts: 237Registered Users Major grins
edited August 20, 2006 in Other Cool Shots
Feel free to tell tell me how to improve this photo.
:clap Canon 40D and Canon 7D
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM, Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS EF-S (USM), Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Canon 50mm 1.8, and Canon Speedlite 430EX II, Bounce

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  • digismiledigismile Major grins Posts: 955Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 19, 2006
    Get down looowwwwwwwwwwwwwww!

    Your picture will have much more interest if you get near their eye level. It also gives you the added feature of being able to blur the background with a wide aperture. Maybe something like this ...

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    Or if you're going to be above, move in real close, like this ...

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    You can also probably find a book in the Library called "How to Photograph Dogs" by Nick Ridley that might be of more help than me.

    Regards,
  • gusgus Major grins Posts: 16,209Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 19, 2006
    Photography is about light & here you need better light to even begin to improve. Change your angle..get down at dog level & get the dog mobile..chasing a frisbee etc
  • W.W. WebsterW.W. Webster Happily mirrorfree New ZealandPosts: 3,194Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 19, 2006
    Dupont24 wrote:
    Feel free to tell tell me how to improve this photo.
    I agree with Gus that you could try getting down to the dog's level, rather than shooting from above.
  • PossumCornerPossumCorner Major grins Posts: 290Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 19, 2006
    Dupont24 wrote:
    Feel free to tell tell me how to improve this photo.
    Hi Dupont, good to see someone else interested in good dog shots. There are some great examples at Chezzy's site - http://www.pbase.com/chezzyr - with some examples of recently published work. And more good action and candid shots at Nat's new site - http://www.durbervillephotography.smugmug.com/ - . Call on all the advice you can get plus some inspiration from good work to develop your own style - the only constraint is on "show-shots" of purebred dogs which need to be very correct for the particular breed you are shooting.

    For your shot, maybe a more complimentary background than concrete and without the piece of metal in the corner would showcase the dog better. Nice looking dog - your own?
    (Edit for typo).
  • Dupont24Dupont24 Juneau, Alaska Posts: 237Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2006
    Everybody thanks for the help. I have notice a big positive change getting level with dog shots. My photos look lots better. Thanks everybody.rolleyes1.gif
    :clap Canon 40D and Canon 7D
    Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM, Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS EF-S (USM), Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Canon 50mm 1.8, and Canon Speedlite 430EX II, Bounce

    dome.http://moreno24.smugmug.com/
  • Dupont24Dupont24 Juneau, Alaska Posts: 237Registered Users Major grins
    edited August 20, 2006
    Digismile nice photos.
    :clap Canon 40D and Canon 7D
    Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS EF USM, Canon 17-55mm f/2.8 IS EF-S (USM), Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Canon 50mm 1.8, and Canon Speedlite 430EX II, Bounce

    dome.http://moreno24.smugmug.com/
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