Here’s my usual way of working:

  • I usually spot people with dogs about 50 meters to 100 meters away, around 50 to 100 yards away.
  • I make sure that my dog is on my left and the leash is around my wrist. I get my position, background…
  • I kneel on the ground with my right knee when the dog is about between 5 to 10 meters away, around 15 to 30 feet away.
  • The camera to my right eye. As they get closer, I start making my photos.

I always thanks the people, even if they don’t stop. Often, I will pet the dog and talk to the owner as I pet the dog. When I asked for his name she said: ‘River’, then ‘Do you want to know why?’ How could I resist? ‘It’s because he pees a river.’

He’s like my dog, he pees only once or twice a day, and one pee. That’s it. That’s the type of pee that kills the grass or any other plant.

This dog's name is River because he has only one pee per walk

This dog’s name is River


Before (left) and after (right) as processed with Darktable 2.0.4

Before (left) and After (right)

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 200 and 1/250s
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L IS @200mm and f/4
Processed with Darktable 2.0.4: