June 17, 2005 7:05 AM   Subscribe

posted by srboisvert (19 comments total)
Yeah, adorable.
posted by OmieWise at 7:24 AM on June 17, 2005

posted by unsupervised at 7:34 AM on June 17, 2005

Cool website. Reminds me how much cooler and cuter dogs are than cats. And as cat pics seem to be de rigeur on the Net, it's nice to see man's best friend get more attention.

posted by dios at 7:35 AM on June 17, 2005

Great photos. This man's best friend is his wife. Then some cool as family. Then our cats. However, we are not crazy cat people. A dog has not been permanently ruled out. More of these photos could go to convince me. Yeah, I will agree that there are way too many cat pics on the web.
posted by horseblind at 7:51 AM on June 17, 2005

And as far as pictures go, some of them are very good.

For instance, I thought this, this, this, and this were excellent pictures.

They make me want to take a photography class because I want to be able to do that.

Photo-fu masters: are these taken with special cameras? Can I do photos that good with my basic Sony Digital Cybershot? I have taken thousands of social event pictures, and I have never had one come out looking anything like these.
posted by dios at 8:06 AM on June 17, 2005

Flickr Dogs
posted by terrapin at 8:13 AM on June 17, 2005

dios, the camera gives you a bit more flexability, but a basic point and shoot camera can take great pictures in the right hands. Take a photography class and find out :)
posted by knave at 8:30 AM on June 17, 2005

dios...I'm betting that you've taken more good pictures than you give yourself credit for, we're typically pretty critical of our own art.

I've found the key to good photos (assuming the basics are all in place in terms of exposure, focus, speed, etc) is to take a LOT of shots, 'cuz only a few are going to be outstanding. And then, crop the heck out of the good ones.

And, yes, that can be done with a digital camera... (a disclaimer to save the inevitable argument...I know that some photography can only be done well on film, yep, no doubt about it)

And, so this isn't a derail, just insert "of dogs" anyplace up there that says "photos" or "photography".. :)
posted by HuronBob at 8:40 AM on June 17, 2005

Hey, I just wanted to say thanks for noticing my site! I'm glad so many people are getting a kick out of it : D

dios, it doesn't require a great camera to take great pictures, but it does require a lot of time behind your camera, learning how to make that particular camera really shine. One great thing for dog photos, or any animal photo for that matter, is a wide-angle really makes your subject pop, if you get close enough. I shot that top photo (in the main column) with a wide-angle, and was literally inches from the dog's face.

The things we do for our art ; )
posted by caryam at 8:41 AM on June 17, 2005

OMG this site brought me huge smiles. Thanks!
posted by nickyskye at 9:41 AM on June 17, 2005

Some of the dog shots I've seen on Flickr have been truly extraordinary. Just Jo has a great knack for capturing just the right moment and the dog people are good folks all the way around. Also, I've been a big fan of NoahStone's shots for a while now.
posted by fenriq at 9:48 AM on June 17, 2005

dios, the photographers I know all take TONS of photos -- way, way more than what they show anyone -- especially when dealing with critters and kids and other moving objects. Even after you learn to handle your camera, you still won't be able to control exactly what the dogs do and when.

caryam, thanks much for the site -- and thank you, too, srboisvert, for introducing it to me.
posted by vetiver at 10:00 AM on June 17, 2005

fenriq, so true...Just Jo & Noah Stone have both been featured on flickrDogs, and they are both great dog photographers, though of vastly different styles : )

vetiver, that's completely key to taking great photos is to shoot a helluva' lot of pictures! Most professional photographers will admit they shoot literally hundreds of photos, for a few great shots. Then they only show the truly phenominal ones, and that is how they develop a great portfolio of work. It takes a lot of shooting!

That said, there are a lot of tricks as well...I almost always use snacks to get my dogs to pose, and of course it helps if you actually know something about photography ; ) However, a bunch of the great photos on flickrDogs have been just accidental snapshots...sometimes I think these are the most rewarding ones : D
posted by caryam at 10:33 AM on June 17, 2005

fenriq, thanks for pointing me to the Just Jo photos. the pictures themselves are enjoyable but the quotations often make them marvelous!
posted by clever sheep at 11:42 AM on June 17, 2005

Flickr Todds.

Flickr Maudes.

Flickr Zaphods.
posted by m@ at 11:48 AM on June 17, 2005

Flickr Odds
posted by grateful at 1:11 PM on June 17, 2005

I love this one.
posted by Eekacat at 7:54 PM on June 17, 2005

dios, could you post the links to the originals of those thumbnails you posted, please. I would like to get larger shots and research those photographers.

Also, Flickr Squirrels!
posted by squirrel at 7:55 PM on June 17, 2005

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