In my very short experience in photography I have noticed that the camera either likes or doesn’t like it’s subject. There’s no in the middle.
Some people may argue that any good photographer has the skill to get the camera to like it’s subject and while that may be the case in some instances, it is not in mine. I’m an amateur and still learning.
My camera does not like Sherman and Sherman does like the camera, which is why you don’t see him on the blog as much as you see Leroy. Leroy is extremely photogenic. The camera loves him and he loves the camera. I don’t have to do much talking when Leroy is featured here. His pictures speak for themselves and his personality shines right through them.
Sherman is a different story. The camera sees him as a big pile of mush, it does nothing for his sweet disposition and beautiful eyes.
I have hundreds of pictures of Sherman and maybe 5 are keepers. No matter how hard I try, no matter what steps I take, I can’t get his personality to shine through the lens.
Until the other day. I got the perfect shot of him.
It may not be perfect by photography standards, but it’s perfect for me. It’s what I see everyday. His sweet face, his sweet expression and his beautiful, big brown droopy eyes. It shows his innocence and his soul.
He was trying to find a bird that he heard chirping in the trees.
Birds are his favorite. They intrigue him. He doesn’t try to catch them, he just wants to get to know them better.
I see this expression on his face every day and this is the picture that I always have in my head of him. This is Sherman and now I have it on film.
So how about you? Do you ever feel that the camera does not do your dog justice?