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My Dog & New Camera

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posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:08 AM
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So I got a new DSLR the other day and have been learning to take photos with it. My dog has been nominated to be my photography model so I can learn the new camera:

Here's my Ginger, doing her best Ben Carson impression:


For some reason she likes to close her eyes and stare at the sun:


Doing that sun thing again, this time pretending to be a "tough dog":


Laying on her blanket, at the end of the couch:


Bonus photos from our walks:

Some flowers:


Some Alaskan Fireweed:


Some peeling crap I saw:


Hopefully I'll catch the dog being a dork when she's laying on her back with her paws up in the air or something soon!




posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:31 AM
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A couple more:

"What human? What now?"


"Now that you've rubbed my belly, I must yawn!"


"I'll do anything for that Dentastix!"


That last one was taken one-handed, so the vibration reduction (optical) really does a pretty good job on the zoom lens!



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:33 AM
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Dogs and photography! Two of my favourite things
Cute dog. What kind of DSLR did you buy?



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 12:37 AM
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a reply to: CaPpedDoG

Nikon D7100


It's not new, I got it on ebay, but I figure it's more than enough camera for me!

It does solid video recording too, so I might use it to make movies!



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 01:19 AM
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Woof woof yapp yapp. Very good human.
What fun. Make little dog movies. Yay yay yay and some more yay. I'm not being sarc by the way. I am very excited for you. Keep snapping



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:50 AM
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Awww, adorable dog, beautiful flowers and great shots!!



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 03:56 AM
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The little face on her when she's offered the dentastix


You can never take (or share) too many dog photos.

Thank you.



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 04:00 AM
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I know I should comment on the adorable puppy, but instead here I am, commenting on the "peeling crap".

I did the SAME thing when I first got my DSLR (Nikon D5000
).... nothing was safe! Animals, flowers, inanimate household objects, rusty pipes, peeling paint. I was enchanted by the clarity of the camera!

Jolly good



posted on Jun, 25 2016 @ 09:33 AM
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Very nice!!



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 01:26 AM
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Few more from just now:

Art dog:


Contemplative dog:


It's raining out, no thanks dog:


Gonzo dog:


They say that just because you get a better camera you won't take better pictures ... but I'm not sure. I seem to be taking a higher ratio of "keepers" with better color, composition, lighting, everything. The pics have more "life" in them. It's like I'm taking little snapshots of time and capturing them in a bottle. For example:



And



And it's not like I had 100 photos to trash. I probably have 3:1 toss/keep ratio at the most. Dunno, its like with my iPhone the pictures never come out as I imagine in my head they should. The new camera though pretty much takes exactly what I see in my mind's eye.

I have two lenses...18mm-55mm and 55mm-200mm. I want to get a 50mm prime, as that seems to be where I like to keep my camera at the most for walking around.
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posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 01:31 AM
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Oh and this dragon fly was FAR away. I had the camera's zoom maxed at 200mm and then I cropped the photo to make it even bigger:






posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:25 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom
I need to get my eyes checked. I misread the thread title. I thought it was: my new dog Camera. I thought Camera was a weird name for a dog.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 03:38 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

The title on the forum does say, 'My dog new camera'.






edit on 7-7-2016 by AugustusMasonicus because: Iä! Shub-Niggurath! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Young!



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:08 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
Oh good. Thanks. I'm not losing it then.

ETA: I just saw what you put in the edit field. That's funny.
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posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:09 PM
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a reply to: Skid Mark

No, you are, just not about this.



posted on Jul, 7 2016 @ 04:10 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus
I think I lost it a long time ago.




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