Photographing Black Dogs

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

black dog running

Black Dog

It’s never been easy being a black dog. Most people do not like black dogs. Light colored dogs get adopted at the rate of the 3 to 1 compared to the black dogs.

One of the reason that black dogs are badly viewed is because of Hollywood. But it didn’t start with Hollywood, we had Sherlock Holmes and the Hound of the Baskerville…

Whenever they need …


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Lisa, the Greyhound: Vancouver, BC

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Older Greyhound with foot injury

Older Greyhound With Foot Injury

Lisa is an older Greyhound from a racing track in Mexico. She’s had a foot injury during one of her races and that ended her ‘racing career’. She was transferred from Tijuana to Los Angeles for adoption, then from the US to Canada where she went through Edmonton Alberta and finally, she came to Vancouver BC.

Most of her transformation from a caged dog …


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Danger — Keep Off: Vancouver, BC

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Man Risking his Beagle's Life

Man Risking his Beagle’s Life

Technical

Camera: Canon 7D ISO 100 and 1/100s
Lens: Canon 70-200 f/4L IS @75mm and f/4.5
Processed with ART 1.9.3: https://bitbucket.org/agriggio/art/wiki/Home/


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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Mine, No! It’s Mine, Vancouver, BC

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doberman trying to steal a frisbee

Doberman trying to steal a Frisbee

The rubber Frisbee was the Boxer’s Frisbee but the Doberman wanted it because the Boxer’s had it. But the Boxer wasn’t letting it go.

This Doberman was going after any toy from every other dog then dropping the toy after he ‘stole’ it.

It’s natural for dogs to try to steal other dog’s toys, aka possessions. “I’m the …


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Beagle Just Before Howling

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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

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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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Another Hard Working Bulldog

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a hard working Bulldog sleeping

Bella: a very hard working Bulldog

Bella is a 6 month old Bulldog. She runs, she bites, she destroys, she plays for about half an hour, then it’s time for her to recharge her batteries.

She was already on the fake leather couch. She turned and fell asleep in less than 2 seconds. Like almost all Bulldogs, she snores in her sleep. I don’t mind when dogs snore …


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