I volunteer for a program called Puppies Behind Bars and we usually get a black Labrador Retriever one weekend a month. However, last weekend I was surprised to get a Golden Retriever named Perdy. The program sends out a write up about the dog Â so that volunteers have an idea about the demeanor of the dog. Perdy did not get a good write up so I was a little concerned.
Perdy turned out to be a very loving, gentle and playful dog. For a 15 month old, Perdy was a big boy about 75 to 80 pounds. It was a scorcher in NYC last weekend so we mostly hanged out inside the house where it was cooler. Perdy was easy to photograph, he just kind of laid around and nap most of the time.
For this photo I was trying to focus on the Perdyâ€™s eyes and made sure that I have all his limbs and some tail in the picture. I maid sure that Perdyâ€™s eyes were in focus and shot the photo from the floor or at the same height as Perdy. I shot with 50mm f/1.8 so it forced me to move my feet and my whole body. I do this exercise where I only use one focal length and shoot with it all day. All of my shots with Perdy was taken with the 50mm, which turned out great since we were indoors so the fast prime lens helped a lot.
One thing I did differently with this post was I used Lightroom 3â€™s Print module to get this photos in one page. If you have any questions about the post please leave a comment or email me. As usual comments, suggestions, request and constructive photo critique are always welcome.