Lets Make Mary K Into An Awesome Stress-free Dog Photographer

Discussion in 'Off-Topic & Chit Chat' started by Amateur, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Evie:) Yes, you've explained it well and LOL in that 2 seconds you're so right Ra is over the other side of the yard!

    I'll practice that tomorrow, bit too late tonight:sleep: Sleep well, pity it's work tomorrow and thanks for taking the time when you're tired. Nite Nite:sleep:
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  2. MaryK Honored Member

    Photos will be going up sometime tomorrow, Saturday (my time). Bit exhausted tonight but YEAH we're back to full turbo speed broadband now:D

    Going to try later tomorrow to take some more, had a very busy week so missed the 'crucial' times sunset (not quite up) and sunset (still out and about).
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  3. MaryK Honored Member

    O.K. off snail speed, here's a Ra Kismet overload:D

    My favorite, caught him just licking his lips but didn't realize until I looked in Photoshop

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    Mostly dark dog with dark background. See I DO listen:D
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  4. MaryK Honored Member

    Sara you wanted a muddy dog! Just showing his very muddy hind quarters, but like the way the rain is dripping off them.
    ramuddyhindquarters.jpg
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  5. MaryK Honored Member

    And while we're on 'body parts' only one showing his lovely tail.

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    not the best photo I admit but did want to
    show off' his tail:D
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  6. MaryK Honored Member

    Still on body parts, LOL anatomy of a dog! Not the best but like it anyway:p

    ratongue.jpg
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  7. MaryK Honored Member

    Caught this as he was 'on the move' after of course his soccer ball!

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    I think it captures 'his intensity' when after the ball. Not a full scale run though, that would be too blurred!
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  8. MaryK Honored Member

    You can see the whites of his eyes plus the dark clouds. The weather wasn't entirely on my side:D

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    As you can see this was taken the next day. Ra Kismet is a lot drier. My favorite was also taken the next day:D
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  9. MaryK Honored Member

    He was just about to thrust the ball onto me a favorite trick of his:D I was sitting down:eek: Love the left ear the way it's still flying!
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  10. MaryK Honored Member

    This one shows just what a soccer loving dog can do to a once respectable lawn. Plus how he gets so muddy. Just think of me having to clean him afterwards!:eek:

    Only one too of him full length. The boy's very hard to capture. Have a couple but the eyes were 'weird' kinda green:eek:

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  11. MaryK Honored Member

    Hope I haven't bored you all with photos of Ra Kismet. And I would REALLY appreciate comments on how to improve my new skills as a dog photographer. I really enjoyed taking these photos (LOL there are a heap more). Going to find some time over the week end to practice some more, looks like it may be fine weather too!

    Took over a hundred photos, just kept clicking and clicking! Thank you ALL so much. You've made me LOVE taking photographs of dogs. Must get some of Zeus. LOL MUCH easier, he's into sitting still much more than Rakins:D
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  12. jackienmutts Honored Member

    Really cute pics, my fav is the one of him standing with his beloved soccer ball in the puddle :love:, that is just too adorable, and just seems to be what I picture to be totally him, from all you've described. :LOL: He's just too cute!! :ROFLMAO:
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  13. MaryK Honored Member

    Thank you Jackie. I love that one too but I guess I see him so much like that it's almost too common for me to really appreciate.

    I'm so glad you love that one, it does show Rakins as he would LOVE to be shown:D
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  14. sara Moderator

    Love it! his eyes turn green because of the flash. on a bright day you can photograph without the flash, and you wont have green eyed monsters (or in the case of blue eyed dogs, red eyed monsters LOL)
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  15. Dogster Honored Member

    Great pics!!!!!:D I would take some more pics, like sara suggested, on a brighter day, so you can see him in "full color, without the flash.;)
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  16. MaryK Honored Member

    I did wonder if it was the flash Sara. Actually it was very overcast and dark that day and I thought the flash was off. But it must have turned itself on because of the darkness, even though it was on sunset! And *blush* I couldn't figure out how to get it to STAY off!

    Tomorrow at sunset should be better light, so will try again.
  17. MaryK Honored Member

    Yes the weather sure didn't help me. LOL was so keen to try though and it's good because although I've made mistakes, I am learning from all your advice.

    Tomorrow the weather should be more on my side, so am going to take some more. And figure out how to keep the flash off.
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  18. MaryK Honored Member

    Jackie Dogster is making me a FANTASTIC background for Rakins page (just got a pm from her showing me what she's doing), so will also put that photo up on his page as yes it does show Rakins as he REALLY is - a soccer loving, muddy, happy dog. Not your dapper dan type like Zeus:ROFLMAO:
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