questionsdo you enjoy photographing your pets? have any…

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I am halfway through a beginning photography class, and the teacher (who has national & international awards) won't let us take pet pics as our "homework". He says he's just seen too many pet pics over the years! It's just as well, as I've yet to get my polydactyl cat to sit still long enough to get a good shot, even with my phone. He'll be in a great pose (I'm dying to have one where he's hanging "12" over the edge of the couch or a table) but as soon as I tip toe in and bring out the camera, he's gone. You've got a couple of great animals there, but I do have to say the cat photo took longer to load than your dog, and I even had to refresh the page. Hmm... has that feline of yours been playing with the computer again? ;-)

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I definitely do, they are a great resource at home to practice and experiment, it helps calm me down and not go for that immediate shot, butto calm down and observe the animal while keeping myself on my toes with the camera. I shoot a lot of wild animals with my camera and all the practice helps I feel.
Its also a gift to share, ie, my girlfriends 13yr old dog started kidney failure, so I spent hours laying on the grass and ground with them doing a tribute collection to Boca. One great one is on canvas on our wall.
I've recently done a shoot with a pit bull that was rescued from a fire in a bad neighborhood, the firefighter adopted him once we rehabilitated him from the burns.
Also have done a series with my 1yr old nephew and his big old pit, once again, framed on a wall.

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I don't show many of the at home pet pics, its usually just for testing, but I hold it highly valuable. My most recent discovery was laying with my 300mm lens at full length, less then a foot from a dogs eye, and got the reflection of my gf in the eye, awesome picture.

If I figure out how to share drop box pics I will link them here for sure.

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This is Sparky, all black pit, he lost about 30% of his hair permanently and then some turned white like on his face:

And here is Chewy with his human kid:

I own a cattle dog, she does great for pics, but I have a fondness for photographing against the image of evil aggressive pits so I choose to share these :)

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My family always took candid shots of our cats, growing up.

It is fun looking at them all chronologically, and observing our dear, feline, friend Taz's descent into corpulent slugdom. He's now nicknamed Jabba, and still makes for entertaining photos.

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Ive got a ton of pictures of my cat, and when I get a dog in a few weeks, I'll have a ton of pictures of him/her too. Not a professional photographer or anything, just shots taken with my Android. And youve got a great looking Great Dane.

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Here's one of my favorite photos of my disapproving rabbit, .

I adopted him 10 years ago from a rescue.

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@spikedknight: Excellent shots, especially the reflecting eye. Very touching stories as well. One of the reasons I take so many photos of Simba and Jasmine is that I have no photos of several dogs that have passed away and only a few of several others. I want to make sure that I have plenty of photos of all my pets from here on out to remember them by. I have been wanting to spend some time at Great Dane Rescue and try to get some good shots of those dogs to compile into a coffee table book they could self-print and sell as a fundraiser. Time is my enemy, though.

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@samstag: He does have a disapproving face. The guy I dated in high school had two huge rabbits. The white one weighed something like 40lbs and was bigger than a Cocker Spaniel. I didn't know domestic rabbits got that big. He lived loose in the house and when he needed to use the bathroom he'd go to the door and thump his foot (danger! gotta pee!). Everyone would jump up and run for the door. They explained that when he was young he'd be punished if he went in the house, so when he got older if he asked to go out and wasn't served promptly he'd hop over and bite the crap out of whoever was closest to the door.

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@palady: Sorry Jasmine was slow. It's a much bigger file. The one of Simba is a multigenerational copy so it's a smaller file, I can't find the original on my computer to upload it (perhaps that's a good thing). I have a T1 line at work and a very fast connection at home so I don't notice stuff like load speeds. That's a helpful bit of information.

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@moondrake: Yeah my experience is that rabbits are just as good at training humans as the other way around.

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I love taking pictures of The Intern, but she tends to swat at me after 1-2 shots. Last night I was attempting to take pictures of her BFF the betta fish (I'm only allowed one cat, so I got a fish to keep her entertained) and she came over across the room and started getting in my way (I still got a picture or two just not great ones). It's unfortunate because she's an adorable snowshoe siamese cat, and my current betta is a lovely ruby red one.

I have no future as a member of the Pet Paparazzi.

My previous cat loved cameras to bits, and would not only pose but let me take pictures as long as I wanted to. I still have plenty "cat face right up in the lens" pictures all the same though. ;)

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@inkycatz: Simba and Jasmine are so used to being photographed that they know what I want is for them to just stay where they are. Jasmine will make out like she's inconvenienced, twitching her tail, but her feelings get hurt if I leave her out. Simba is photographed so much that he thinks cameras were invented for him. He's very big, consistently the biggest dog at local pet events, and people will literally stop their cars in the middle of the street and get out to take his picture.

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My kids have always accused me of taking more pictures of our yellow lab than of them.

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We received a 6-month labradoodle earlier this week and he is truly adorable.

Pictures I took yesterday: http://instagram.com/p/MloXCpiWbe/

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@joshobra: What a cutie!
@riknik: Nice. I especially like the first one.

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I recently started taking a lot of pics and putting a few on my Pinterest board, and am so glad that I did. My oldest cat (the orange one) passed away in April and I am comforted by all the great pictures and videos I have of him. I had always taken a few, but since I got a better camera phone I have really gotten out of control.

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Oh boy, do I! My poor animals. I think they'd burn the camera if they could!

My Siamese Sapphire actually LIKES getting dressed up:

My moms Siamese Smokey found where the food was hidden:

My wonderful dog Fudge who passed away 3 years ago (I'm glad I have tons of pics of her):

My Baybei (passed away 3 years ago as well), she was a stinker!:

My brown tabby Sambuca:

Harley through the door of my computer armoire:

My chubby Mickey Blue Eyes (all white with blue eyes) and Harley:

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And, to add to the above, those honestly aren't my best shots of them, just the ones I actually have on PhotoBucket. I've got to work on getting better ones up there. I'm not a pro either, I just love taking pics...of pretty much anything (but people), lol! :)