Dog Flying: Vancouver, BC

category: Dogs • 1 min read

dog flying

Dog flying and floating

The camera cannot lie.” This expression started in the 19th century when portrait photographers were trying to edge out the painters.

Take this photo of a dog flying. We all know that dogs cannot fly, but they can hover other objects like in this photo.

How did I do this? And no it’s not PhotoShop. I have not own PhotoShop since Photoshop CS5 and that was 2013 or 2014.

What do we need?

  1. A fast running dog.
  2. A slow shutter speed.
  3. Me panning at the same speed as the dog is running, so almost everything moves except for the dog’s head and her chest.
  4. The floating cone: it’s not floating, it’s on the ground but since everything is fuzzy except for the chest and the head of the dog and the ground is neutral, it feels like the cone is floating, that’s an optical illusion.
  5. Black and White photo because life is in colour but feelings are in black and white.
  6. A good photographer (me)


Camera: Canon 7DMk2 ISO 100 and 1/80
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @200mm and f/8.0
Processed with Darktable 4.0.0: