Brittany and Dakota

 Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I mentioned yesterday that after my Roller Derby photo shoot I also took some pictures with my friend Brittany and her dog Dakota.  Dakota has been very sick lately so I was glad to be able to give Brittany some good shots of her.  And Brittany was thrilled to see Dakota get a burst of energy and have some fun in the sand.

What I Learned
-Dogs (or any animal) will never EVER do exactly what you want them to! Fast shutter speeds and continuous shooting modes help!
-That "golden hour" of light right before sunset can sometimes be a little TOO golden.
-Its easy to spend so much time concentrating and hurrying and getting the right shot before the dog moves, that you completely ignore your horizon lines or your composition altogether! I had to severely rotate and crop a lot of these shots!














And because Wednesdays is "Black and White Wendesdays" here in blogging world, here's this shot again, in black and white.


the long roadand then, she {snapped}


Breanna January 26, 2011 at 1:11 PM  

These are great shots! I love the one where they're both facing the water (where she's sitting and he's standing at her side). Such a sweet photo. I like the last one, too. What effect did you use on that one? It doesn't look completely black and white...or are my eyes just playing tricks on me. Either way, i really like it.

Sara January 26, 2011 at 1:22 PM  

Wow, beautiful pictures! I can't pick a favorite. You have so much talent, and I love your tips at the beginning of the posts. :)

Creatively Sensitive January 26, 2011 at 1:58 PM  

These are gorgeous photos Jaymi. Your beach shots are always welcomed warmly! I love "dakota" and the second shot of "brit11"

Also, I wanted to say thanks for everything you share here... check it out

Ray January 26, 2011 at 2:04 PM  

The last shot is great!

Destiny January 26, 2011 at 2:32 PM  

Love the photos!

looks like a very fun shoot!

Shannon January 26, 2011 at 3:17 PM  

You've done some really great photo shoots lately! Dogs and toddlers are the hardest! I love how to post what you learned from each shoot, too.

I'm not sure if you participate in a blog link-up on Fridays, but I'm starting to do a few of my favorite things on Fridays and would love for you to link-up.

Have a great week!

Jeska January 26, 2011 at 3:40 PM  

These are SO awesome! You're a great photographer!

Eboix January 26, 2011 at 4:41 PM  

These are all great shots, and I really love the black and white conversion you did

MarieElizabeth January 26, 2011 at 4:51 PM  

Really nice shots, you caught the "fun" along with color and composition and all that photo stuff we try for. :) Hopped on you follow group to see more travels. I'm interested in learning more and seeing more of the world as well.

Kristy January 27, 2011 at 7:59 AM  

These are great portraits!!!

Sarah Halstead January 27, 2011 at 11:54 AM  

These are wonderful. Great job!

Danielle January 27, 2011 at 1:36 PM  

How cute and creative! Love them!

Jesslyn Amber January 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

That last black and white shot is to die for!

I wanted to let you know that I awarded you over at my blog! Your photos always inspire me, and I love looking at your blog! :)

Here is a direct link!

Michelle January 27, 2011 at 7:33 PM  

These are great, Lady!! Love them!! :) Yes, photographing dogs is hard - Storm gives me a run for my money quite often!

Morgan I. January 28, 2011 at 9:51 AM  

These pictures are so beautiful!!!! Wow and your dog is cute! I am jealous you were on the beach... PERFECT place to take a picture!
have a great day!

leavesnbloom January 29, 2011 at 1:36 AM  

These are just all so beautiful - that golden time is one of my favourite times to get out with my camera too.

Kristy January 29, 2011 at 7:03 AM  

You are so good at capture character!

love and life ♥ January 29, 2011 at 9:55 AM  

You're so talented, these photos are STUNNING! I love your blog btw! Hope you're having a great weekend! xx

Tara January 29, 2011 at 1:13 PM  

These are really great captures. She must be thrilled. You really captured their relationship and her pup is too cute. Thanks for linking up.

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