"Lily proving that little dachshunds are hard to photograph."
Truth be told I’m still learning how to use a lot of the features on my camera. And while I think I’m getting pretty good at capturing detail in inanimate objects, what I can’t seem to master yet is getting the right focus on action shots. To help me learn I decided I would use our dogs as my tiny test subjects, but up until then it never dawned on me just how pointy our dogs are. Pointy dogs are a problem because it means that if I manage to get the tip of their snout in focus then there’s a 99% chance that their eyes and ears will be blurry. And if I get their eyes in focus, their snout ends up cloudy blob.
Seriously, this photography stuff is a lot harder than it looks.
I haven’t given up, though. The dogs must think I’m (even more) crazy by now, with the way I hover over them making all kinds of weird noises in the hopes they’ll look up at me and I can try snap a few more photos. Nine times out of ten the photo on the focus is still bad, but then there’s that one time where it turns out kinda sorta okay.
This photo of Lily was one of those times. Sure, she’s looking at me as if I’m trying the last bit of her ity bity patience, but at least her most of face is in focus. I know the rest of her body is blurry, but at this point in my photography skills I’m going to give myself a break and call this one a win.