The camera itself doesn´t make good pictures
This lovely border collie was the 5th dog I photographed in 2004 with my very first digital camera I had just bought. I was so very emotionally happy after getting a call the other day from the owner that Foxy is turning 14 years on 11.8.2017... so if I could take birthday photos of her. So, here she is.
Many people say "sure you can get nice great photos if having an expensive camera". To be nostalgic, I opened the box to where I had sealed my Nikon D70 years ago. There it was, in a perfect condition. And I took the photos of Foxy with it. Sure, it is necessary to know some facts of your camera: how to use it and what are it´s basic features. But beyond that goes the ability "to see" which makes you a Photographic Artist.
Never underrestimate old technique either. One day, I might go taking slides with my Asahi Pentax from 1970´s. That was the camera that really made me to learn taking great photos. No motor. No automatic focus. No nothing. Just great opportunity to learn how to take great shots just trusting your own instinct and learning the original mechanism of taking photos.
These days, many people say they are photographers by taking photos letting just the motor sing, getting 100 images and finding 3 excellent shots by accident.
We aim for a million
2016 - 20th of June
The subject how we have served our customers is over 100.000 professional dog images. New images are being added into our web shop daily.
What we can offer is approximately half million images by the end of the decade, and during the 2020's we aim for the million! Follow the new images and enjoy the wonderful world of dogs!
The most dangerous breed?
2016 - 1st of May
At times people ask me what is the most dangerous breed you have been photographing. I have been in a situation with a guard dog in action towards me, walking on a narrow bridge when a gsd jumps against me, being surrounded by Fila Brasileiros....and saving my hat from a snappy Beagle. But still I feel the most dangerous dog ever also made me to take one of my best shots.
He was enormous...70 kg / 154lb Rottweiler x Great Dane mix. Pure muscle. When they started playing frisbee I was thrilled. The dog was so good: really agile & energetic. No matter the size. But then...during one through....I realised....Wow! I´m gonna get a great shot.The frisbee is coming straight at me...and the dog after it.....70 kg with full speed. Everything happened in a second....the frisbee hit me...and then the DOG.
But, I got the image. And managed to save my camera as well by covering it when I turned my back on the dog. And then I remember forever how my back hurted afterwards.