A few years ago, I wrote these words before attending the Bernese Mountain Dog Club of America National Specialty. It was a reminder to myself to keep things in perspective.
Today’s digital cameras are simply mind-boggling.
They do virtually everything for you. Automatic exposure. Auto white balance. Autofocus.
You can even tell the camera what type of scene you’re shooting, and it will choose the right settings for you.
These cameras can do everything by themselves …
MAKE a great picture of your dog.
That’s up to you.
Whether you shoot with an iPhone, a little point-and-shoot or a sophisticated DSLR that you just got for Christmas, these 21 tips and concepts will help you take better photos of your dog.
Maybe even great photos.
So you want to make some nice pictures at a dog show, but you’re not sure how. You don’t have professional equipment like the dog show photographer, and besides you don’t really want to be the dog show photographer. That’s really hard work. (In fact, you SHOULD BE SUPPORTING your dog show photographer. But more of […]
Want to make your photographs stand out, be more striking? Want to transform those happy snaps of your Berner from blah to beautiful? Why the Rule of Thirds makes a difference A very simple technique can make a world of difference in the way you see and compose your photographs. It’s called the Rule of […]
So, you want to make better pictures of your Bernese Mountain Dog. It’s hard to mess up when you have a beautiful subject right there in front of you. But you can always make your pictures better by changing the way you look at things. And don’t feel you need a big fancy camera to do this. […]
Thought I’d do something a little different and let Teddy, my Bernese Mountain Dog, tell the story this time, so I strapped a GoPro camera on him when we visited the Canine Learning Experience in Allentown, PA, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. It was our first time using the GoPro dog harness called “Fetch” that hubby John […]
In an earlier post, I recommended shooting in early morning or late evening light. Here’s a great reason to shoot at these times: long shadows. When the sun is low in the sky, the light comes in at a sharper angle than during the middle of the day when the sun is overhead. Shadow […]
Want to dramatically improve your pictures? It’s really not that hard. These six tips can make a huge difference in your results. 1. Get down on your dog’s level. One of the best ways to improve your pictures is to change your angle. Get down on the ground, eye to eye with your […]