Its Linda, Alfie’s human here at the keyboard. Alfie suggested that I take over some of the Friday Foto Fun blog posts as he is more interested in mischief than camera settings. He even went as far as to say that until he gets his own camera, he’s will not write anything to do with dog photography anymore. There you have it, that dog knows how to negotiate and I’m on my own!
Luckily he is still willing to pose for photos as long as there are treats and toys on offer. That brings me onto this week’s topic – how to shoot great action dog shots, without capturing that all too familiar blurry dog shape across the frame.
98% of my photos end up looking like this:
Or like this:
I can just tell that if the autofocus would have just been fast enough, I could have shot pictures worthy of being published in National Geographic (I wish!) – but instead I have a collection of perfectly exposed and focused backgrounds, with a blurry, happy looking dog shape in front of it. Sigh. What to do.
The Big Pre Focus Plan
Here’s a quick overview of how to shoot doggie action shots using a pre-focus method. If you want to know more about how alfie and I did this, then check out my detailed Article on Hubpages.