Crash is a Pomeranian Chihuahua mix that, according to Matt (his owner), never looks at the camera.
The theory about dog not looking at the camera, according to Turid Rugass, is that looking at each other in the eyes is a sign of aggression. Looking away is a calming down signal by dogs. On the other hand, dogs have no problem looking at somebody in the eyes to get a biscuit or another treat. Try that with a small peperoni or a small sausage…
To make a photo, I didn’t need 10 minutes or an hour. There was a lot of preparation involved, but in the end it took me only 1/125 of a second to capture this image of Crash, the Pomeranian, looking at the camera.
Camera: Canon 7DMkII ISO 200 and 1/125
Lens: Canon 70-200mm f/4 @81mm and f/7.1
Processed with Darktable: https://www.darktable.org/