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!


brit1

brit2

brit3

brit4

brit5

brit6

brit7

brit8

dakota

brit9

brit10

brit11

brit12

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

brit13




the long roadand then, she {snapped}

19 comments:

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!
-Danielle

Jesslyn Amber January 27, 2011 at 6:57 PM  

THESE PICTURES ARE AWESOME!!!!
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!

http://jesslynamber.blogspot.com/2011/01/award-7-facts.html

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!
=D
~Morgan
http://livelaughspin.blogspot.com

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.

Post a Comment

Thanks for reading, I love your comments!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...