More dog pics .Any better??

luvmybella

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I tried taking some dog pics with a less distracting background. I used the portrait setting and had them sit about 2 ft away from the wall/background.

What do you think?

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Zeus is eyeing his dog treats on the ground.
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1 and 5 are my favorites! But, I am a beginner, so I cannot critique photos well.
 
he looks mad that you are taking pictures of him haha did you use flash? (the first one)
 
The ones of the second dog are better than the first dog. The first two are soft and the background is blown out.

As for the shots of the second dog, the focus is good, nice and sharp. Try getting a few full body shots in front of an interesting back ground. Right now they kind of look snapshot style, bring down your F stop and increase your DOF. It will make it a little more portrait looking. You are on your way!
 
What do you mean by the background is blown out? I understand and knew that the background was "yucky" looking but I'm not sure why the difference between the 1st dog and the 2nd dog. I didn't change anything on my camera. The only thing I can think of would be about 15 minutes of daylight change. There's a hill and a row of trees right behind me blocking the sun.
 
luvmybella said:
What do you mean by the background is blown out? I understand and knew that the background was "yucky" looking but I'm not sure why the difference between the 1st dog and the 2nd dog. I didn't change anything on my camera. The only thing I can think of would be about 15 minutes of daylight change. There's a hill and a row of trees right behind me blocking the sun.

Was your camera in auto? Blown out means its so over exposed there is no detail left in it.
 
Yes I leave it auto now as I'm not sure about doing it manually.
 
luvmybella said:
Yes I leave it auto now as I'm not sure about doing it manually.

That's why the exposures are different then. You could have taken two shots within seconds of each other and they would have been different because the camera picked the settings for you based on what it was "seeing".
 

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