We all loved this photo, as it really captures the personality of this very friendly and extremely lively dog. This was one of those rare moments that he stood still during the entire shoot. But with animals patience is the key, there will be moments when everything comes together to make a great shot.
The location had a shadow area, with the rest in full sun, going later in the evening made for great light. But due to the personality of the subject, which hardly stopped moving for the entire shoot, made metering difficult. Another problem was ensuring that the eyes remained sharp, there were a lot of shots that could not be used due to the eyes which were not completely sharp. Shallow depth of field did not help, as I wanted to ensure that the busy background was thrown out of focus.
But taking the time, persevering and most importantly loads of patience paid off and we got a number of great images, that we were all pleased with.