Proud of Herself: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 1 min read

bichon frisé catching the ball

Bichon running like crazy to catch the ball and she did

She was running like crazy to catch the ball and she did. She was so proud of herself bringing back the ball. She wasn’t running back, she was walking back with her head high.

In French, there’s the expression ‘tricotter’, that would be “knitting” in English, which is the expression when somebody with very short legs tries …


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Beagle Just Before Howling

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 1 min read

beagle just before howling

Beagle Just Before Howling

What’s the job of a Beagle?

  1. Its job is to find ‘it’.
  2. To tell you that s/he found it.

That’s a Beagle’s purpose in life. The next questions are:

  1. What did s/he find?
  2. How does s/he tell you?

S/he’ll find either another dog, or what s/he thinks that you are looking for something or another dog. Then …


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River: Vancouver, BC

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 2 min read

dog walking on the vancouver seawall

This dog’s name is River

My usual way of working is:

  • I usually spot the people with dogs about 50 meters to 100 meters away. That’s around 50 to 100 yards away.
  • I make sure that my dog is on my left and the leash is around my wrist. I make the photos while walking with my own dog. I get my position, which background I want to …

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Frenchie v. Frisbee: Vancouver, BC

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frenchie running with huge frisbee

Frenchie Running With a Huge Frisbee

This French Bulldog, aka a Frenchie, was running after the Frisbee and picking it up to return it to his owner. He never tried to catch the Frisbee while the Frisbee was in the air. He was waiting for the Frisbee to reach the ground and to almost stop. Then, he picked up the Frisbee. He did that for the whole time I was …


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Running Sausage: Vancouver, BC

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Dachshund running

Dachshund running on the Vancouver Seawall

Sausages, aka the Dachshunds, are not known to be “running machines”. But many people go jogging around the Vancouver Seawall with their Dachshunds. This Dachshund is not even tired, no open mouth, no tongue dangling, no panting… From the location on the Vancouver Seawall, he must have run at least a kilometre (slightly more than ½ mile) because it’s on the water and …


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Photographing Black Dogs: Vancouver, BC

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one eyed black dog running

Photographing a Black Dog

Photographing black dogs is not simple nor easy.

  1. The camera wants everything to be gray. 18% gray to be more precise. So, according to the camera, the black dog would be gray. BTW, it’s the same with snow, the camera wants the snow to be gray and not white and bright.
  2. Black dogs are black (duh!). Black itself is not a colour, it is the …

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Same Image?

category Photographers • hashtags Canon, 7D, B&W • 1 min read

Will these 3 photographers have the same images?

Will these 3 photographers have the same images?

Will these 3 photographers have the same images? Two of these photographers are taking images at 400mm. The Nikon guy uses a 70-200mm and the TC2x. The Canon guy uses a 100-400mm. The only guy that is slightly different is the guy at the back with a 500mm and the Better Beamer on his flash.

They have the same position, the same …


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Before Noticing The Camera

category Dogs • hashtags Dog Photography, Canada, BC, Vancouver, B&W • 1 min read

dog terrified of cameras

Dog Terrified Of Cameras

Steff is an old dog, she’s almost 14 years old. She’s very nice and pleasant if there is no camera.

All of her life, Steff has been terrified of cameras. As soon as she notices a camera, she starts shaking and tries to hide under something or behind somebody. Her owner had tried to take some photos with either her point and shoot camera …


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