Monday, May 26, 2014
Shooting Dog Photos
Paws 'N Effect. Having had so much practice on our own dogs and on wildlife for the past few years, I figured I could make some nice shots for people. After a few months of working out the kinks and giving the photos away for free, I created a photo store and started offering different photo products.
All the photos in this entry come from a two-hour period on Memorial Day at a "Dogs Just Want to Have Fun" event.
Shutter speed is a measurement of how long my camera's sensor is exposed to the image. I want it to be fast, since dogs are constantly moving. A fast shutter speed will capture motion crisply. A slower one will work for a still subject, but will create a blur if the subject is moving.
And, the more light that hits the sensor, the richer and more vibrant the image can be. Photos that don't have quite enough light tend to have a problem called "noise," even if they're not underexposed and dark.
Again, this is a very small dog, so I'm crouched very, very low so I'm only shooting from a little higher than her head.