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Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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5. Action Photos

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Nikon D4 • ISO 400 • 1/3200 sec. • f/4.0 • 70–200mm lens

Capturing your pet in action

Watching a dog run and play on the beach is truly a beautiful sight. Watching a dog or a horse run, or a cat leap out of hiding, can fill you with a sense of awe and wonder as to how they move so fast and so gracefully. Photographing a pet in action can produce stunning images. But to capture the action effectively, you need to anticipate where it will happen, set the camera to freeze the action, and hope for a bit of luck. Capturing the action outdoors in bright light is easier than indoors, but both endeavors can be successful with the right ...

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