Black & White

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    This was my first attempt at shooting in black & white. The dog can be a difficult subject as she is always on the move. This day I took advantage of one of her quieter moments. Taken last spring with Nikon D40X.

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    Nice, but I would have preferred more DOF, myself. Fine looking specimen! Very healthy looking.
     
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    Thank you, she's a special member of the family. In an attempt to learn though, I'd like to know why more DOF is important for this particular shot? I have a tendency to shoot my pets up close and personal.
     
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    Yes, but if you had stopped down some more, not only the paws would have been hit by the focus, but also her nose and eyes, which I find particularly important in any portrait. But I am sure you'll manage to capture her in other quieter moments yet again.
    (Seems like cats can be easier to photograph than dogs, for they love their nap times - which means you can take HEAPS of photos of SLEEPING cats, easily, but once they're up and about ... it's about the same as dog photography, I think ;) ).
     
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    I thought that would explain it. I think more depth would have better shown the fine coat and muscles of the dog.
     

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