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24 Comments |
tezzabee
 
tezzabee February 08, 2017
I absolutely love this shot!!!
bvphotosnap PRO+
bvphotosnap February 09, 2017
Thank you very much!
Forrest_Imagery
 
Forrest_Imagery March 07, 2017
I'm not quite sure how managed to pull this off.
Timing and patience, I guess.
No matter, It is outstanding in it's creativity and humor.

Once again, your talent as a photographer shines brightly, just as it does from all the other gems in your gallery.
bvphotosnap PRO+
bvphotosnap March 09, 2017
Many thanks! My pup works for cheese! ????
jeffsnell
 
jeffsnell September 12, 2017
love this pic
embas
 
embas September 12, 2017
Lol!
sarahwolfe_1013
 
sarahwolfe_1013 September 27, 2017
so cute!!
sweetpea72
 
sweetpea72 September 27, 2017
OH MY.. This is so dang cute... Congrats! シ
jamesdebbie
 
jamesdebbie September 27, 2017
Lol
darrellgillenwater Ultimate
 
darrellgillenwater September 27, 2017
Great shot
Cricket123 PRO+
 
Cricket123 September 27, 2017
Lol my wouldn't sit still long enough.
GBloniarz
 
GBloniarz September 27, 2017
A marvelous movie!
WGFournier
 
WGFournier September 28, 2017
I love Ridgebacks!! If she's not, still a fantastic shot
Bob-Mac
 
Bob-Mac September 30, 2017
Love this to bits and I want your dog lol
aboodabussaud
 
aboodabussaud October 04, 2017
Absolutely amazing and creative!
Brokopoco
 
Brokopoco October 04, 2017
Haha this is absolutely amazing!
gryphonjewel PRO+
 
gryphonjewel October 12, 2017
Awesome!
ReneeBlake
 
ReneeBlake November 12, 2017
Very creative and well shot !
carol1970
 
carol1970 December 29, 2017
Super picture! I love it.
mlee965
 
mlee965 January 09, 2018
So creative
marcbaechtold
 
marcbaechtold May 14, 2018
nice work! Some nice colors and good contrast, keep shooting!
texaaronpueschel Platinum
 
texaaronpueschel June 15, 2018
Very creative.
Beardog2003 Premium
 
Beardog2003 December 10, 2018
Adorable
AliceTrigger
 
AliceTrigger November 22, 2019
This is great! Your dog obviously has a great sense of humor! Honestly though, I am impressed :)
Pascale
 
Pascale October 28, 2020
love the way he or she is watching you! and i saw the film, one of the best dog story ever seen ;)
Sorry for my english ( iam french)
cliker
 
cliker April 09, 2021
This is so cute. I love it.
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Behind The Lens

Location

This was taken on my couch in the living room where Whisper (my 10 year old Rhodesian Ridgeback) was relaxing. I simply opened my book and rested her paw on the top and placed a pair of sunglasses on her face.

Time

This was taken before 10 am so that the sun was not at it's harshest yet.

Lighting

The sun was coming in through the south facing windows but she was not in the direct light.

Equipment

I used my tripod to help my ISO stay as low as it could which is why the shutter speed was so slow. She's a good subject because I tried to have her in a natural position which would help her stay completely still.

Inspiration

My inspiration was while I was participating in a 365 day project, the weekly theme was books. I combined my love for reading with my love for my pup.

Editing

I brought this image into ACR and brought up the shadows a bit, I also toned down the highlights and cropped.

In my camera bag

Since this was at home I attached my Nikon 105mm on my Nikon D800 and mounted them on my Manfrotto tripod for a steadier shot.

Feedback

For me to get that eye contact, I usually have a treat in my left hand and try to get her attention by waving the treat towards the lens.

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