The greyhounds know when the camera comes out. They are just like people. Some of them flock to the camera and make sure I get the best angle. Others, not so interested usually only give me a profile or worse, their butt.
BZ Training asked a couple of questions and I thought I would do my best to answer them.
I hope that lens makes them look closer than they are. I like to shoot out in the backyard with 70-200mm lens. It’s great when they run to the other side of the acre, not so great when they insist on being under my feet.
What are they running away from or towards? Who knows? When we are trying to do just dog pics, I will sit out at the back fence and Karen will let them out one at time. As soon as they spot me, which is usually before she opens the door, they come running full tilt at me. At this point, I’m usually wailing on the shutter hoping to get something. They have never run over me, but some of those last minute turns are really close and of course the long lens makes it look like they are practically in my lap. They are greyhounds, most of the 10 and under set love to do a 30 second romp around the backyard before returning to the couch.
When they run, they are usually in singles. Yes, they are. That’s because I’m a weenie. It makes me nervous when I watch more than one run at a time. What if they cut to close to one of the trees or the fence or each other. They love to run as a pack, that’s how they race.
I am no fun at all.
Greyhounds Can Sit Actually, a DSLR will help make your pictures sharper because the shutter usually reacts faster than a point and shoot. You have wonderful pictures up on your blog and I love your two pups. (Just for the record, you have no idea how many pictures I cull just to post one or two, it is insane–but so much fun.)