You don’t have to read this part. Looking at the photos at the bottom is fine. Here’s how they were shot.
Dogs can become conscious of the camera. It’s just as it is with people. Doppler has already begun to turn away from the camera when she wants to be finished.
I had to be quick. I needed their attention. It was also nearly time for me to go to work.
I chose a Sigma 10-20mm lens. It’s an f/4 at 10mm which is how it was used. It’s very wide which means you must shoot close. Objects in my photos look farther from the camera than they are.
It’s the family room. There wasn’t much light. I hate shooting with a flash. Hate!
Doppler and Bentley were pretty hyper at this point. They were lunging and rolling and growling and constantly on-the-move.
I turned the ISO (sensitivity) up which brought me gain, also noise. It seemed a reasonable trade at the time, but some shots are just overwhelmed by it.
I shot 65 frames in a few minutes.
Don’t be scared to shoot. It takes a lot of photos to get a few good ones. It costs you nothing.
It’s pretty easy to go through and numerically rate them using Bridge. Most are going to be discards. Often there will be two or three shots which are virtually identical. Gone.
I grade everything on one pass then go through the survivors a second time. On that second pass I’ve seen all the shots once giving me a better idea which are no longer needed.
Next it’s Adobe Camera RAW to adjust levels, sharpening and noise reduction. Some shots which survived this far are now discarded because they just won’t clean up acceptably.
I chose four to show you.