I photographer Napoleon, a little poodle this past weekend. He was a good subject for pet photos. His owner brought him over in hopes to get some lifestyle photos. Since he has so much personality, it did not take much to get something from. In general, he did not mind the camera! Additionally, he did not mind running around with us attempting to get reactions out of him. Moreover, the day was beautiful! While there is a definite difference between people and animals, I found some interesting parallels. Making portraits is all about making a connection with your subject, and waiting for the right moment!
On this occasion, the fisheye was perfect for the little guy. He is built so close to the ground, so I tried the bulbous wide angle to try something different. It worked especially when I just extended my arms close to the ground without my eye to the viewfinder. From this low angle, you get a view similar to what the dog sees. Given that it allows Napoleon to be framed by the cloud-filled sky, I was very pleased with the capture.
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