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Alex_Galea
June 29th, 2006, 10:22 AM
Okay, so this is going to be my official post where i put all my pictures. I will put the page number that the photos are on in the tittle if it gets long. Enjoy,

Alex Galea

Alex_Galea
June 29th, 2006, 10:29 AM
Ill start the thread off with some pictures of Indy and Briar running for the ball are our park. Indy is the yellow lab and Briar is the chocolate lab. Ill get some on here of ivy soon, i promise.

1
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2490.jpg

2
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2513.jpg

3
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2492.jpg

4
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2514.jpg

5
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2515.jpg

6
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2520.jpg

7
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1182.jpg

8
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1188.jpg

Alex_Galea
June 29th, 2006, 10:30 AM
9
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1192panorama.jpg

10
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1197.jpg

11
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1195.jpg

12
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_1211crop.jpg

13
http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/IMG_2526.jpg

woodysdad
June 29th, 2006, 03:19 PM
What a brilliant set of pics!! True action shots. I've only been able to catch shots like that with the camcorder!:thumbs up :pawprint: :pawprint:

jiorji
June 29th, 2006, 03:49 PM
those are GREAT!:thumbs up :thumbs up

one word of advice though from an ex-photo major ...hehe.....try not to have the subject in the middle of the shot. It has to be off centered(maybe off to the corner a bit or slightly lower or higher from the center of the image) to look better. Not that the shots aren't great...they totally are. I LOVEEEEEEEEEE them! But those are photo rules, I'm not making them up :cool: hehe


I love the cropping on the golden lab with the ball.

Can't wait to see more pictures :D

Alex_Galea
June 29th, 2006, 05:28 PM
those are GREAT!:thumbs up :thumbs up

one word of advice though from an ex-photo major ...hehe.....try not to have the subject in the middle of the shot. It has to be off centered(maybe off to the corner a bit or slightly lower or higher from the center of the image) to look better. Not that the shots aren't great...they totally are. I LOVEEEEEEEEEE them! But those are photo rules, I'm not making them up :cool: hehe

Can't wait to see more pictures :D

Dont wory, i believe you:) . I know what you are talking about as far as that goes but Im not sure how to go about it. If im shooting portrait than I can do it fine;

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f236/alex_galea/img_05590306.jpg

I guess i coule show more ground in front of the dog for landscape. Thank you for the comments though.

glasslass
June 29th, 2006, 06:01 PM
Now in that shot with the ball, I think it's just fine. The focal point is actually between the dog and the ball, not in the center of the photo. Great shot!

Slobber ball!

SunGurl372
June 29th, 2006, 08:18 PM
Absolutley fantastic photos!!!!

I understand where the composition comments are coming from....I was a Naval photographer for 5 years, and believe it or not, they actually school you to do that work. Its basically called the rule of thirds, and that your subject should really be in one of the outer sections, rather than dead center.

A lot of it is about giving the subject (especially one in motion) somewhere to go. If the dog is running, is there room in the shot to accomodate that kind of motion or does it look like he's going to run out of the frame?

I honestly have to say that most of your photos give that perspective wonderfully. Only one or two gave the dogs no "running" room. All of the ones with the tennis ball in the shot are fantasic.

I have too many favorites to name. I do want to point out #10, which is probably easy to dismiss as average, but honestly is awesome. You really have to consider the perspectives of the two dogs, and how the dog in the foreground is looking to the dog in the background, which naturally leads your eye through the picture.

Not to mention your depth of field is phenominal. Are you shooting digital??? Excellent photography!!!

Alex_Galea
June 29th, 2006, 10:34 PM
Thank you very much, i have heard of the rule of thirds but always considdered it to be more for landscape shots. Lately though, I have been trying to compost most of my pictures like that. I am shooting digital, DSLR to be presice. And my new lense helps with keeping my dogs in focas as they run towards me.