Another Critter Photo

Discussion in 'Just For Fun!' started by flashbackpat, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. flashbackpat

    flashbackpat TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    This is a headshot of the newest member of our family. I love to take pictures of him, but this is one of my favorites so far. C&C welcome.

    [​IMG]
     
  2. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Have you also taken outdoor photos with him in daylight? So that the in-camera flash could be left inside the camera and you'd not get "red dog eye" effect? And what's he/she called? Is it a Golden Retriever/something else mix?
     
  3. flashbackpat

    flashbackpat TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    His name is Patty, (I know, strange for a boy). His ancestory is unknown. But our best guess is golden retriever/collie or possibly, sheltie mix. I have taken photos of him outside. The degree of sarcasm leads me to believe that using the in-camera flash is a sin. No?
     
  4. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I don't think it was sarcasm, but yes, in-camera flash is a sin :wink: It creates ugly, harsh, flat light and red-eye. Corinna was just trying to be helpful by offering a suggestion.

    Getting an external flash and shooting it holding it in your hand, you get much better results:
    [​IMG]

    or outside with natural light:
    [​IMG]
     
  5. flashbackpat

    flashbackpat TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    I didn't mean to be offensive. I honestly found the round-a-bout way of saying "you used the flash, and the red eye sucks" to be amusing.

    Most of the time, I take pictures on the fly. Candid shots of my dogs when the camera is handy. I am gradually learning how to manage the settings on the camera hoping for a more professional photograph. My timing and knowledge at this point doesn't cut it though. So ... I use the flash, and auto settings most of the time, if I really want the shot.

    I like this shot because I know the dog. I understand his behavior and his expression. I can see the wheels turning in this photo and 15 years from now when I look at it I'll remember it was snapped seconds before he pounced on my 3 pound chihuahua, overturning the coffee table and spilling my coffee. I'll probably smile and remember the emotion of the moment, because more than likely the dog will no longer be with me. That's what a photograph is to me. It's a memory.
     
  6. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Absolutely, everything you said :) This is a For Fun Gallery, and that is what it is for :) Beautiful dog and you will learn more and more. Photography is a fun and can be frustrating hobby when you look for perfection, but sometimes you can't beat those moments that touch your heart, those are the best!
     
  7. Joe&Caroline

    Joe&Caroline TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Long Island New York
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I love boxers I have a female but she is very old and not to photogenic any more but I still love her .....and I love your pics as well!!!
     
  8. LaFoto

    LaFoto Just Corinna in real life Staff Member Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2004
    Messages:
    34,814
    Likes Received:
    814
    Location:
    Lower Saxony, Germany
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    Oh my, I only tried to make conversation :roll:

    "Sarcasm" ... pfff.

    This thread had 0 replies and was on Page 3 of Just For Fun somewhere and I thought it nice to give it a reply... And all I did was ask. Nothing more nothing less.
     
  9. scubabear6

    scubabear6 TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    365
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Central Massachusetts
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    What a adorable looking dog.
     
  10. flashbackpat

    flashbackpat TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Messages:
    52
    Likes Received:
    0
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    My sincere apologies. Apparently I am still not familiar with the nuances of internet conversation. "Sarcasm" was NOT the correct term to use.

    I appreciate any and all comments, good or bad, as I am really just trying to learn.

    I'll try and be more careful about my responses in the future. Please forgive me this one.
     
  11. jmthompson

    jmthompson TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2008
    Messages:
    99
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Spearfish, SD
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos OK to edit
    I am new to the forums, also, and it is very true that what you type can definitely come across with a meaning different than what you had in mind! I often type something, preview, and think, "oh gosh, THAT isn't what I meant"! That is one problem with all of the internet/email communication nowadays! Especially when trying to decipher my teen's text messages!!!!! Now THERE is a challenge! There is an entire dictionary for that! :gah:

    Anyway, hang in there, and the more you practice, the better you will get (both with the photography and the "forum speak")! Your dog is adorable, and so is the story that you later told to go with it. One suggestion I have, and like I said I am new here, so this is just my personal opinion, but I like the stories as much as the photo, so share the story when you post the photo. It not only adds interest, but I can just picture the mischief in your dog's red eyes!!! Otherwise, it was just a picture of a cute dog!

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  12. Lyncca

    Lyncca TPF Noob!

    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2008
    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    5
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Can others edit my Photos:
    Photos NOT OK to edit
    By the way, I just want to add, who can blame your new pup for pouncing your chihuahua? It is just about the right size for a snack!

    Thank you, I'm very proud of my boys, even though they can be such a mess!
     

Share This Page