The Art of the Dog Portrait

Doggie portraits (the photographic, not painted kind) are an art form in themselves.

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Oh, Sadie. So photogenic. (Catch the sarcasm there?)  But what bad color. What an an awkward break-your-neck-and-sprain-your-paws pose. What an interesting double-neck-chin-thing. What a nice and blasé half-dead expression.  And what a sheet of blur covers it all.
Suffice it to say, dog portraits are notorious for being prime examples of everything photography is NOT supposed to be.

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Ok, not so bad. But too much visible dandruff.  And…eye goop.  Moving on.

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Nice whiskers.

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Huh?

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Stop shoving your face in the lens, dog!

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SQUIRREL!!!

Sorry. I couldn’t resist.

So tonight I tried to coax Doggie Dear into an impromptu photoshoot with my handy dandy little camera on the back of my Samsung Galaxy Player.

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You need to take a posing class.

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Here we have another blasé, half-dead expression.  With a touch of poetic distress.

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Here, I pretended I was holding a piece of food next to the camera so she would look in the right direction.  Now if Dog would just stop miggling her wuzzle…I mean wizzling her muggle…wiggling her muzzle!!  Whatever you’re doing, stop it!

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Get that snide look off your face, dog.  Don’t look snidely at the hand that feeds you.

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Ok, I’m sorry I insulted you. At least deign to look at the camera.

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There we are!  Now take a step to your left please.

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Perfect!

And blurry.

Welcome to the wonderful world of dog portraits.

Comments

  1. Haha oh Laurie. Your posts are such fun to read :)
    Nice pictures! I don't think I have never successfully gotten a non-action shot of our dog yet or without her sleeping ;)

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