Pet Portraiture – The many funny faces of Dexter

December 15, 2011 · 4 comments

in Animals,Equipment,Tutorials

A while back I wrote this post about photography tips for pet portraiture.

Dexter, our little Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is now six months old, and my oh my what a delightful personality has emerged! I never used to be a dog person, but having this little cartoon character around has changed me. I have overcome my fear of slobber, and can single handedly scoop a poop without even gagging. Dexter has forced me to slow down, taught me patience and unconditional love (I learned that lesson when I had to buy the same pair of sandals for the third time).

I can’t imagine life without him. Yesterday when I photographed Holly Dexter was my furry assistant and helped get Holly to smile and laugh. Show me another dog that can do that!

Having a cute little dog not only makes you smile more (Dexter is a constant supply of amusement) but it is said that Cavaliers in particular, lowers ones blood pressure. That aside, he is an always-eager photographic subject matter, and never ceases to impress me with his vast array of funny facial expressions.

Following the post on Pet Portraiture photography tips if you’re photographing pets as quick on their heels as Dexter, also read this post that explains back button focusing and the various focus modes on your camera, and this post on how to use the exposure lock for consistently perfectly exposed images.

{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Erika van Zyl December 15, 2011 at 6:44 pm

He’s got so many funny faces – I’d like you to post one of his ‘crazy eyes’ when he’s playing with the ribbon toy.

Dagmar December 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm

I wouldn’t mind his slobber either. What a cute doggy.

rikki hibbert December 19, 2011 at 2:55 pm

I have to agree ;-)

kgomotso December 20, 2011 at 3:01 pm

I i like him ,he is so cute. take care

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