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Best way to shoot small dogs in this situation?

PAStime

Kingston, CA
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"RE: Best way to shoot small dogs in this situation?"

PAStime Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009
Mon 15-Oct-12 11:15 PM

>I would like to shoot small dogs at a park.

Good thing this is a photography forum!

>I would like to
>hold the camera at about knee level without looking through
>the viewfinder and without live view.

I have to ask: why not LiveView? I find that LiveView at a distance and severe angle is sometimes still good enough to show me an outline of my subject. I only see a rough outline at this angle but it confirms I'm on subject.

>If possible I would like to blur the background

That makes it difficult as a blurred background means shallow DOF which then means accurate focus is needed. Otherwise, you could do like "street shooters" do. They set their camera to something like f16 and manual focus to something like 15 or 20 feet.

Peter

My gallery (a work in progress): http://peterstokes.net/Exhibit

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