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Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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8. Working with Challenging Subjects

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Nikon D4 • ISO 400 • 1/2000 sec. • f/3.5 • 70–200mm lens

The young and old, multiple pets, and people with their pets

Some subjects are more difficult to photograph than others. These subjects need more time, more patience, or more understanding to get that great shot. Photographing very young pets can be a technical challenge due to how fast they move, their small size, and lack of any training. On the flip side, photographing older pets is not technically more difficult than photographing a young pet but can be emotionally trying. And if you think taking a photo of one pet is a challenge, capturing two ...

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