After playing fetch numerous times with the dogs to tucker them out, I managed to find two of my three dogs sitting next to each other out on the lawn. I went in between them, trying not to disrupt them, as I coaxed the third dog to join us for a group photo. It work!! I obviously couldn’t have gotten this picture without a good friend holding the camera, making composition, and enjoying the capture. Unfortunately, no light modifiers and no fill light to cut in on the harsh sunlight. So I went with some Photoshop tips I learned from Matt Kloskowski.
How do you get dogs to reposition themselves without losing one, two, or all three of them for a family picture? Where’s my assistant?! Sometimes you just have to grab the moment as it arrives and maybe, just maybe, you’ll have the time to reposition dogs who are more interested in a tennis ball, not another unceasing moment of sitting still. Timing is everything. Unfortunately, three dogs living on dog years’ time find a three minute photo shoot more like an eternity.