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Best Time For Dog Photography Is Early Morning

Dogs often act like humans during the most inconvenient times. According to the belief of some dog owners, dogs need to be loved and cared for because they are also emotional beings. Because of their recognition and study of what dogs like and dislike, animal portraits can be done successfully. Refusal to have his picture taken could be indicated by his baring at the wrong instant, the wagging of his tail, or the refusal to prick up his ears. The obstinate behavior that the dog chooses to show would distract the portrait artist. To make sure your dog will give an interesting and conspicuous pose, you must startle it with some kind of sound. When a dog tries to smell around, he ruins the gracefulness of the lines and contours, unlike a dog who just stands up and pricks his ears when slightly startled. The best time to photograph a dog is early in the morning, when, he is bright and alert, before he is fed. A dog is more capable of doing the desired pose if he is hungry and alert. During this time of the day, i...


Buying a Camera - Questions You Should Ask Yourself Beforehand

Just as a picture is worth a thousand words, a camera can often be worth much more in terms of dollars and cents. Any person planning on committing to photography for a hobby or profession should be expecting to spend at least a little bit of cash on equipment; new gear is one of the best and worst parts of calling yourself a photographer. You can get started in photography for under $100, or you can go all out and buy a complete set of top of the line gear for as much as you're willing to spend. Since there are so many options for new photographers, let's skip all of the cool accessories (filters, lenses, tripods) and break down your most important first purchase: The Camera. What Do You Need? The first step in buying the centerpiece of your equipment is figuring out why you need a camera, and what you expect it to do. For example, an all manual DSLR (like Canon's Rebel) is great fun for photographers but is likely a major hassle if you're taking pictures of your friends out having fun. Here's a few key que...


Photography 101 - How to Use and Change Contrast

There are many individual elements of what makes an image appear a certain way. Framing, exposure, film speed, camera quality, printing method - all of these have a say in your final product. Contrast is one of the most important and easily manipulated elements of a photograph and, when used properly, can take your images to a whole new level. Put simply, contrast is the difference between the lights and darks in your images. In terms or black and white photography, high contrast prints have very dark black and super bright whites with no shades in between, while low contrast images will have more grey. In color photos, contrast is used to describe the color intensity and how the colors stand out in relation to each other. While there's no "perfect" level of contrast, a good rule of thumb is to try and create images that have pure black, pure white, and every shade in between. This is not as easy as it sounds! Contrast in Action As a photographer, you'll probably find a set amount of contrast that works for...


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