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Samu, one of our two dogs...

Samu, one of our two dogs...
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DonnaFoster1771
 
DonnaFoster1771 August 14, 2017
This Photo made me smile.

Behind The Lens

Location
I took this shot while walking our two dogs just outside of the small town in northern Germany where I live.
Time
It was about 11 am when I was on my "midday walk".
Lighting
It was a harsh winter light. Shooting in the sun would have created strong (probably too strong) contrasts, but Samu was luckiliy in the shadows when he started to run towards me.
Equipment
I recently had bought the Olympus 8mm / f1.8 fisheye for my Olympus E-M1 camera. Before, I had a manual Rokinon fisheye (which is also a great lens, but does not have autofocus). I often use my fisheye to get some unusual angles and close-ups. Even though the depth-of-field of a fisheye lens is quite big, when you are focusing close, the focus point has to be accurate to get a really sharp picture.
Inspiration
I wanted to put my new fisheye lens through its paces, so I tried to get some close-up action shots of our two dogs. When Samu started running to me as he wanted to play, this was a split-second decision to take the shot. I did hold the camera low, pointed it towards the dog and pressed the shutter. It was a very spontaneous shot, I didn't have the time to optimize any settings. When I looked at the monitor, I fully expected an unsharp, blurry shot and was pleasently surprised the the picture was razor sharp and I didn't accidentally cut of any body parts...
Editing
I only made the shot a little bit lighter, added a slight vignette and sharpened it.
In my camera bag
I had been a Nikon shooter for a long time, but as the equipment grew too heavy, I switched to the Micro Four Thirds system. Nowadays a use an Olympus E-M1 with lots of lenses (One of the treats of the m43 system are the many rather small and light lenses). My bread-and-butter lens is the 12-40mm/2.8, but depending on the occasion (E.g. going lightweight or making a trip to the zoo), I pack the (adapted) FT 50-200mm/2.8-3.5, or the 25mm/1.8, 45mm/1.8, 20mm/1.7, 8mm/1.8 Fisheye, the Panasonic 45-175mm/4.0-5.6 or the 14-42mm/3.5-5.6.
Feedback
Having a camera with you (which is ready to shoot) can really help bringing home some spectacular shots. The time between realizing that there might be and interesting situation and the actual shot was not much more than 1-2 seconds. As I already made many shots of my dogs at eye level before, I had learned how to hold the camera in the right angle even without looking through the viewfinder

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