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    Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    A very happy dog that loves the water...


    Lifes a Beach (happy dog)


    I like this shot but I'm wondering if my exposure is correct for a black dog? (I find it tricky to judge exposure for black animals) And if I could improve the water background...

    Thank you.

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Hi Christina,

    I think the exposure is fine - and the water too - with the exception of the oblong thing above his/her head, which I'd clone out

    Nice shot,

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Thanks Dave,

    Good to know.

    It's a branch and I was pondering whether it should stay or not. Thank you.

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Christina, you nailed it (my phrase of the month).

    Bruce

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Great shot Christina. You pressed the shutter at exactly the right moment and you've captured pooch with excellent clarity.

    Dave

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Thank you Bruce and Dave..

    Bruce, I like your phrase of the month. Truly appreciated.

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Very nice image. You left room for the dog to move forward and the exposure and focus are right on - as was the timing...

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Thank you Richard and very nice to hear from someone whose photographs of dogs are so exquisite.

    and I'm relieved to know that I figured out the exposure for a black dog. ie; black birds and bears and ....

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    I think it's a very good shot Christina. No problem with the background for me.

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Christina, this is a great shot. I also agree, exposure looks perfect to me. Love the way you captured the water as well.

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Quote Originally Posted by Christina S View Post
    Thank you Richard and very nice to hear from someone whose photographs of dogs are so exquisite.

    and I'm relieved to know that I figured out the exposure for a black dog. ie; black birds and bears and ....
    Moose Peterson, the reknowned nature photographer, recommends using stuffed furry animals of various colours to practice nailing the exposure for various real-life creatures. The stuffed toys will allow you to try several shots before running off

    BTW: Moose's website is generally pretty interesting:
    http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/

    I often use a white stuffed dog to get my lighting down for shooting my white coated Maltese.

    IMO, it is a lot easier to shoot a dog with a medium color coat than it is to shoot a white dog or a very dark dog. The easiest for me to shot are the fawn colored Chihuahuas...

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Thank you for the tip about stuffed animals... Now I have a great excuse to go out and buy some.

    That's a truly exquisite dog photo....

    Quote Originally Posted by rpcrowe View Post
    Moose Peterson, the reknowned nature photographer, recommends using stuffed furry animals of various colours to practice nailing the exposure for various real-life creatures. The stuffed toys will allow you to try several shots before running off

    BTW: Moose's website is generally pretty interesting:
    http://www.moosepeterson.com/blog/

    I often use a white stuffed dog to get my lighting down for shooting my white coated Maltese.

    IMO, it is a lot easier to shoot a dog with a medium color coat than it is to shoot a white dog or a very dark dog. The easiest for me to shot are the fawn colored Chihuahuas...

    Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

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    Re: Lifes a Beach (happy dog)

    Very nice work, Christina!

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