Havana Silk Puppies by Paul Waldo

Who can resist puppy dogs? Kathy at Abundant Life Havana Silk Dogs contacted me to photograph her new litter of puppies. What adorable little balls of energy! Baby animals are about the hardest thing in the world to photograph. They are bouncy and jumpy, never standing still for a shot. You just need to persevere until they tire out enough to slow down!

Thanks to Kathy for the opportunity to photograph these cute little pups!

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f/8 and be there by Paul Waldo


The old adage "f/8 and be there" is a great one, reminding us the most important ingredient of a good photograph is actually taking it, and letting go of all of the technical considerations. A case in point is this image.

I took this during the big snowstorms of 2010 and think it is a pretty successful image. From a technical perspective, it has a lot of problems. First and foremost, it is a pretty heavy crop of the original image, below.

As you can see, the deer by itself is only a small portion of the original, weighing in at only 586x878 pixels. That's only half a megapixel!


Another problem is that I made the shot hand-held from the inside of my house, through a double-paned window. Talk about a crappy lens!

There are a lot of things I would like to change about this image. It could have been a lot bigger with a 30 megapixel camera. It could have been sharper if I had used a tripod and a better lens. I didn't have any of these, but I managed to capture an image I like enough to print and hang on my wall!