We are fortunate to have a wonderful dog as part of our family. She was adopted from a shelter and has been a great blessing to our family.
Photographing this pooch is another story though. Firstly, when you get down on her level – the best vantage point for taking photographs of her – she comes closer to get affection.
The other challenge photographing her presents, is exposure. As a black dog, the camera light meter tends to under-expose her. That said, it is a fine balancing act to keep her looking like a black dog but also not loosing too much of her detail.
I noticed that I have very few photographs of childhood pets that we had. I hope to correct this for my kids with images like these, to remind us all who else has been a part of our family.