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#1 Art

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:34 AM

Finally got some time do a portrait of Thunder, my new best friend.

 

He was pretty good for about 5 minutes.  Then lost interest.

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 01:14 AM

Well done Art, So did you give him a treat for his time!  :lol:

 

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 04:00 AM

5 minutes thats a good deal,  i have a golden retriever that would not sit still for a camera shot linger than oh say 1.2 seconds, maybe on a good day, unless she is sleeping then she is pretty good for about a 1/2 hour but only in that one pose, boring.


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 07:53 AM

Saw this on 500px. Great shot. Looks even better on PX.
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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:03 AM

Well done Art, So did you give him a treat for his time!  :lol:
 
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"A" treat???

Just ONE? :lol:

This dog is an EATING MACHINE.....He got a good hand full. :lol:

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 08:04 AM

Thanks, Jim, Jerome and Charles.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:37 PM

Art, you are prescient.  Pet photography was the subject at our Oct 23 photography club meeting.  Our guest lecturer was a commercial pet photographer.  She even brought along Kevin, a trained service dog.

 

You get full marks, for getting Thunder to stay still for 5 whole minutes.  Yes, dog treats are a dog photographer's best tool.

 

After that, it went south for me.  Kevin immediately figured out that I was a dog person.  Every time I tried to take a shot, I wound up with a wet muzzle between me and the camera.  The other photographers loved it.  I should charge a modelling fee.  As for me, I shot over 100 shots, but might get one good one out of the lot.  Thems the breaks.  :rolleyes:

 

So, given my recent experience, very well done.  Tell Thunder to take a bow, too.  He's a cutie!  :)


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:38 PM

Pretty good, pretty darn good. Ill have to check 500px out. Ive been down for the the week.

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 12:42 PM

Art, check out this gal, for some ideas 💡 for your new poser; https://500px.com/anne_geier

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Posted 04 November 2017 - 03:56 PM

Mark,

 

Thunder is a desperation model, everyone else runs ... so, 5 minutes was a blessing! :lol:

 

Treats really do help.  He will sit patiently knowing they are on the way! :)  I wanted to make it a pleasant experience for the next time.  He really is a wonderful dog.  Should get quite a few more good images out of him.  I also got out Terry Cotta, but I will spare you those! :lol: He is another good model and I don't have to give him treats! 

 

Thanks, Dennis!

 

I will follow the link. I have been looking at Doggie pictures of late, just to see what others are doing.

 

You guys should check this magazine out.

 

It is a Women's Magazine, high fashion:

 

https://www.femmerebellemagazine.com

 

A friend of mine had her self portrait published in the latest issue.  They don't pay, mostly due to the fact they are extremely expensive and only print on demand, no advertisers.  

 

I am thinking of doing some work to try to get an image or two in there.

 

Also, Dennis, I checked out your Sunflower Page.... EXCELLENT WORK... gorgeous presentation.  Well done.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 12:46 AM

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 02:33 AM

Art, I meant to ask,"where is Lightning"???

Great images / subject! Looks like candidate "Thunder" was born to pose.


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Posted 06 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

Thanks, Jeff and Herman.

 

Herman,

 

Thunder was no my choice for a name, it is what it is.  I would have called him  Bolt, or Churchill or something more interesting.

 

I will take a snap of the bolt on the back of his head, you will laugh.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 05:29 AM

Good doggie portraits Art.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 06:33 AM

The best I can do is catch Maggie as she runs by.


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Posted 21 November 2017 - 01:11 PM

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