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Old 06-08-2007, 04:09 PM
 
Location: land of quail, bunnies, and red tail hawks
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OK, Gator, I've got to ask. How do you get such great pics of a dark dog? What kind of camera? Are you using a flash? Are you overexposing? Am I correct in assuming that one person is distracting the dog while another is taking the picture?

We have a hard time getting good shots of our two chocolates. I'm very envious of all the great photos in this thread.
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Old 06-08-2007, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Bay Area, CA
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OK, Gator, I've got to ask. How do you get such great pics of a dark dog? What kind of camera? Are you using a flash? Are you overexposing? Am I correct in assuming that one person is distracting the dog while another is taking the picture?

We have a hard time getting good shots of our two chocolates. I'm very envious of all the great photos in this thread.
You're right, it IS difficult to get good shots of them! My Rudy (as you can see) is mostly black, and I used to have a solid black cat, so I feel your pain. The absolute worst setting is indoors & close-up with a flash, which gets you a very shiny dog like this:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/gizmo980/110_2240.jpg (broken link)

Next worst is to go indoors with NO flash, which gives you a very blurry dog:

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/gizmo980/110_2233.jpg (broken link)

Soooo, I've found that the BEST is outdoors, no flash, with medium light (maybe around 4-6pm)... I don't have a good one of Rudy on this computer, but here's a glamorous shot of dark-blue Cyrus.

http://i131.photobucket.com/albums/p302/gizmo980/IMG_2274.jpg (broken link)

Fyi, most of these were just done with a cheap digital point & shoot, but I also use a Minolta Maxxum SLR film camera - which gets much better shots than what I've posted here!
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Old 06-08-2007, 11:35 PM
 
Location: On my way to South Florida!!!
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OK, Gator, I've got to ask. How do you get such great pics of a dark dog? What kind of camera? Are you using a flash? Are you overexposing? Am I correct in assuming that one person is distracting the dog while another is taking the picture?

We have a hard time getting good shots of our two chocolates. I'm very envious of all the great photos in this thread.
The key to shooting a dark dog is OUTSIDE during early morning or early evening hours or overcast days. I really try not to shoot my dog inside because it never turns out right.

There are several different cameras I used...#1 is a Fuji FinePix point-n-shoot just in auto mode during an overcast day. Pic #3 is a Sony Cybershot point-n-shoot again on a more overcast day/screened enclosure. #2, 4, 5 is with a Nikon D100 SLR. It is new to me so I am still learning. Pic #2, 5 are early evening shots and #4 is an overcast day as well. No flash on any of those.

I didn't use anyone to distract her but it is helpful. She has a good sit/stay so usually I put her in a sit/stay and shoot away and something else will catch her attention. I know in one of those she spied a cat and tried to run off...Pics #3, 4 I threw a ball for her. She is actually catching a ball in the pic with the shepard mix.

It is tough...trust me, I showed you the best of what I've got
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Old 06-09-2007, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Camano Island, WA
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Awesome pics, everyone!...here are a few of my kids...


~Lady-Layla~








~Abbs~





~Abbs & Friends~


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Old 06-09-2007, 02:39 PM
 
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Here are a few shots of my very versatile Flat Coated Retriever Boone doing his thing.

First as a show dog:



Then a fetching machine:



Then showing off the ribbon he won for Rally!

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Old 06-09-2007, 04:29 PM
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Location: Colorado
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Old 06-09-2007, 05:23 PM
 
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Boomer at nine weeks.



Best shot I've ever taken of him.
What kind of dog is that?? I want him.
I love ALL these cute pictures guys even the cute spider bug thingy!!
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Old 06-09-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Warwick, NY
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What kind of dog is that?? I want him.
I love ALL these cute pictures guys even the cute spider bug thingy!!
They're me pumis
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:27 PM
 
Location: On my way to South Florida!!!
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gorgeous flatcoat!
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Old 06-09-2007, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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Cat profile for Tumnus the Fawn, a male Breed Unknown

Cat profile for Salem, a male Breed Unknown

Cat profile for Rufus the Pufus, a male Siamese/Breed Unknown

Follow the links to my cats pages...

I LOVE all the pictures but I am really in love with that black lab...my sister had one years ago, his name was Bo...I bet he loves that pool, he probably thinks you have it just for him.
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