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When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.
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Last week, Sean and I had our morning coffee on the balcony and watched as the Enterprise shuttle was pulled down the Hudson on a tug boat. It’s on its way to the Intrepid and I can’t wait to see it up close at the museum!

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Kids and Pets

Kids and Pets

When talking to people about photography, I hear one phrase over and over again: Kids and dogs are the hardest subjects to photograph.

I, personally, don’t have this problem with my clients…kids and dogs are among my favorite things to photograph. Maybe it’s because I like to have any excuse to cuddle with both.

Another complaint I hear a lot, mostly from people using point and shoot cameras or flashes, is that black dogs particularly don’t photograph well. I would agree that black dogs are harder to expose correctly and you’re more likely to get that dreaded demon-dog eye thing that happens with the flash. But my advice is get that dog outside and in open shade–then lower your f-stop! It’s the same advice most of us give for photographing just about ANYTHING. Always focus on the eyes, because once you open the shutter up you’re likely to have some drop off of focus. And put your shutter speed as fast as you can with the light your given–this is particularly important for kids and pets!

This image was shot with an ISO of 160, 1/320 of a second, f/3.5

Happy shooting!

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