C&C on my dog.

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  1. dearlybeloved

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    i feel like theres something missing and that its noisy. i like how he is but theres just something off with it to me. if im wrong then let me know but what am i overlooking.


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    Could be the computer im on right now but it looks like you lost detail in the blacks of the dogs face. When you shoot with digital you need to expose for the highlights in the scene so that you have as much detail in the shadows as possible. Also the background is distracting especially in the right hand side of the frame with that big black thing. Lastly, you cut off the dogs right paw a bit too much IMO, looks award. Cutting limbs off at the joints looks the best as opposed to in the middle of them.

    Edit: I said left instead of right.
     
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    well this dog is still a puppy so getting him to hold still long enough is just simply not going to happen. i like his face the most and i definitely do agree with everything you said. i just need to figure out what kind of pill will make him less hyped haha.
     
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    Actually, it is very good shot as it is. The subject attracts my eyes straight away. I wouldn't have minded seeing both paw in the frame to get the idea if he's perched up on something like striking a pose for you.
     
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    my only option on this is to either leave like this (i do think it is a little under exposed) or photoshop everything in the background out and have him on a more black background. but i dont think it would be completely necessary
     
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    the thing that's "off" is definitely the fact that the dog is a pug.










    jkjk:lol:
     
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    :grumpy: you know you want one
     
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    To me the image looks a little flat. If you have Photoshop you could try to use the Shadow/Highlight adjustment to recover a little detail in his face then adjust the curves to get a bit more contrast. I think that would help a lot.
     
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    nice healthy coat.
    tongue is a good pink color.
    his eyes are buggy like they should be.
    well done! :thumbup:

    see what i did there? :D
     
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    Looks a tad OOF. Where was your shutter speed at?
     
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    It's tough to shoot anything moving (Especially a dog) at 1/100 of a sec. and not get a little motion blur, I think that's what your seeing here. Try 1/250 sec. and turn up your ISO a little.
     

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