Feel the (Puppy) Love

Today’s Post by Mildred Alpern

A while back, I wrote a post about photographing dogs and promised that I would show some pet owners at a future date. The date is now.

Owners are invariably proud to have their dogs photographed and are generally willing to pose alongside. It is easy to strike up a conversation with some heartfelt compliments about their canines and questions on their breed and age. The walkers are frequent park goers in all kinds of weather, hikers as well on local streets. The love that they feel for their pets is abundant and willingly exhibited in their smiles and embraces of their dogs.

Occasionally, I run into an owner who has attired her dog in an outfit for a holiday or celebration. In the case of the hatted and polka-dotted scarved dog in the image, the outfit was for Halloween. Perhaps the dog was masquerading as a sporty gentleman. You decide.

All images were taken with the Olympus E-M5 Mark II; the Samoyed with the Olympus M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 lens with an exposure of 1/40 at f/7.1, -2/3EV and ISO 400; the black dog with the same lens with an exposure of 1/1000 at f/8, -1/3EV and ISO 400; the dressed up dog with the Olympus M. Zuiko 30mm f/3.5 lens with an exposure of 1/200 at f/3.5, +1/3 EV and ISO 400


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