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Old Dec 24, 2004, 2:41 PM   #1
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I picked up this book on a whim yesterday at Barnes and Noble.

Am I glad that I did!

Not only is it a great book on how to photograph your best friend, but it explains things in a logical, easy to understand format. Stunning photos!

It is even great for beginners (like me).

The book is called "How to Photograph Dogs" by Nick Ridley (2004).

Here's the link (if you are interested)...

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Old Dec 24, 2004, 3:39 PM   #2
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hey, looks (sounds?) like a great book!

here's a tip i've found works great for photographing animals indoors...especially cats...

first..turn off your flash , then find a time of day, that the morning or afternoon sun shines through the window...

then, coax your dog or cat into the sunspot,

this allows fast shutter speeds...because of the somewhat strong sunlight...

also, the sun is only on your pet, so it darkens out the background a lot, and also, is nice and contrasty..

i've gotten some pretty nice eye shots of my dog, and cat using this technique

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Old Jan 8, 2005, 6:07 AM   #3
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You are so correct about using sunlight and shadows. I have had great luck doing that. I even attempted to use the reverse idea and PS to achieve something different. Different = Yuk in those trials. :-)

I forgot to include . . . following the link to the book, the description sounds as if it would be a good library addition for those of us that like our four-legged family members.


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