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What is exciting or interesting to you about your photo(s)? Puppies are like toddlers - wicked tough to capture just the right expression or moment - and very cute and worth the patience it requires to get great shots. (ps - the puppies in my photos are future NEADS service dogs that I foster on weekends...and all between 9-12 weeks old)

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Can you tell us about any special equipment or techniques that you used? Well...I busted my kit lens (18-55mm) and replaced it with a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, and I'm having a pretty tough time getting indoor low light shots that aren't noisy or blurry - it's a VERY fickle lens...takes great shots when the proverbial planets align...but very limiting and for me, very frustrating. But I'm determined to master it. I'm also learning some Photoshop techniques - played with the "oil paint" filter and I love how those shots turned out (and it helped my noise issue!)

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What are you most proud of? I've captured some very endearing expressions and moments.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? PATIENCE...and have treats on hand. The puppy will be all about looking in your direction and responding to you if he/she knows you have treats and you reward them for staying in the spot you want them in

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Lovely photos! So hard to capture any animal in a great photo let alone puppies! Very interested to hear what you say about the 50mm prime as that is a lens I am considering. What camera do you shoot with and now you have a 50mm prime do you wish you had an 85mm instead?

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