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Dog portraits - round 2
Posted By: hamidlmt, 10-23-2007, 07:46 PM

I did more dog portraits at my dog's daycare this morning. Here's a few of my favorites. These were all taken with the K10D and Tamron 28-75mm 2.8.






















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10-23-2007, 08:10 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting these pictures. Some of them just crack me up, then others seem so serious.
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Thanks for posting these pictures. Some of them just crack me up, then others seem so serious.
That's what I love about dogs... they can go from serious to goofy in a heartbeat!
10-23-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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there's some seriously nice pictures in this series. I wonder if any of the owners would be interested in paying for your portraits!

I got the camera and lens too. Great combo. I haven't been using that lens enough lately (hardly at all) since I got the prime(s) and super wide angle. otherwise, if you can't get enough of the subject, two of my three girls here.


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there's some seriously nice pictures in this series. I wonder if any of the owners would be interested in paying for your portraits!

I got the camera and lens too. Great combo. I haven't been using that lens enough lately (hardly at all) since I got the prime(s) and super wide angle. otherwise, if you can't get enough of the subject, two of my three girls here.
Thanks! I've spent quite a bit of time taking photos of the dogs at the daycare. Several owners have purchased portraits in the past. The daycare will be giving framed prints to the dog parents around the holidays. Then, we'll un-password protect the gallery and let the parents buy any additional prints, if they want.

I've become a prime lens fellow myself. The 14mm, 31m and 50mm are just so much fun. But, for dogs, a fast zoom like the Tamron is really useful.
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very nice shots again, you are a good ad for the tamron lens
I would have gone tighter with nr2 because of the empty space on the right
but nr 7 is my clear favorite, great angle, dof, sharpness and the expression on that dog.
I like dogs so its nice to see dog photos (when they are good ones, like these, mind you)
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They are all good shots. I agree with 'And's" comments, also the DOF is a little shallow in some where the eyes are sharp but the nose is out of the focus zone. I'd also suggest a reflector might be a good addition to your kit as in some, one side of the head is a bit too dark.
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I like the way you look at dogs. Do you make human portraits too?

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I like the way you look at dogs. Do you make human portraits too?
Thanks... yeah.... a lot of my people portraits can be seen here: Hamid Shibata Bennett's photos - powered by SmugMug
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very nice shots again, you are a good ad for the tamron lens
I would have gone tighter with nr2 because of the empty space on the right
but nr 7 is my clear favorite, great angle, dof, sharpness and the expression on that dog.
I like dogs so its nice to see dog photos (when they are good ones, like these, mind you)
Number 2 was one of the more difficult dogs that day. Very anxious. Sometimes I'm lucky to get 1 or 2 useable shots with our furry friends.

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They are all good shots. I agree with 'And's" comments, also the DOF is a little shallow in some where the eyes are sharp but the nose is out of the focus zone. I'd also suggest a reflector might be a good addition to your kit as in some, one side of the head is a bit too dark.
I can just picture using a reflector with the dogs... one shiny chew toy! Seriously though... I tried for more shadows in some shots as I moved the dogs around the room.
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Number 2 was one of the more difficult dogs that day. Very anxious.
ha, yea he does look terrified in the shot. those wide open eyes. like he is saying "...wwhat is that thing u are pointing at me, thats not a gun right?!"
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ha, yea he does look terrified in the shot. those wide open eyes. like he is saying "...wwhat is that thing u are pointing at me, thats not a gun right?!"
haha! Yeah... that dog is always wide eyed like that.

But, at least you can see his eyes... not like this wookie!

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hehehe, poor dog he needs a bit of a trim. Did he walk into walls?

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haha! Yeah... that dog is always wide eyed like that.

But, at least you can see his eyes... not like this wookie!

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Got ourselves our very own Wegman.

Nice shots!
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hehehe, poor dog he needs a bit of a trim. Did he walk into walls?
haha! I always feel sorry for the dogs that don't seem to be able to see because of hair.

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Nice shots!
Doesn't he dress up dogs?
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