Why I Suck at Outdoor Photography

Ever wonder why most of the photos of Rumpy are taken inside?

Simple: I suck at outdoor photography.

Of course, it would help if I had a better camera, but I don’t. So this is what happens when I take photos outside.

By the time I get focused, Rumpy moves.
By the time I get focused, Rumpy moves…
....or looks down
….or looks down…
...or looks away.
…or looks away…
...until the next thing you know, he's at the door, ready to go inside.
…until the next thing you know, he’s at the door, ready to go inside.
Hurry up, already. It's cookie time!
Hurry up, already. It’s cookie time!






47 thoughts on “Why I Suck at Outdoor Photography

  1. seems it’s not a question of the photographer…or what kind of camera you have…..but more on what an impatient model you have! Just show Rumpy more movies with dogs in them and perhaps he would aspire to be like them! 🙂

  2. Don’t kid yourself. They all know what cameras are. They learn it in Secret Doggie School, the same place they learn that look that makes us forgive whatever it is they’ve done, no matter how pissed we are. (Awww! I can’t stay mad at my “Widdle Berfer.” It’s OK. Daddy can get a new pair of shoes.) The object of the game is to duck, look down, or best of all – shake, whenever a camera comes out.

  3. MOL Dat happens to mommy even in da house. MOL Weez just hate da flashy fing, it hurts ow eyes, so weez always move or sumfin’ when weez see it pointed in ow diwection. 🙂 Yous got sum nice fotos of sweet Rumpy anyways.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  4. My advice is to bring some cookies outside. Mom does it to help me be a good girl. Then when I’m good it’s “click” and “cookie” just like life is supposed to be.

    Love and licks,

  5. hee hee….it happens to my kitties when my mom tries to take their pictures even though they are inside….

  6. I take a lot of pictures of BabyGirl and Midnight. I use a little digital camera. I have gotten some great action shots but because of the camera I also have missed many also. BabyGirl is pretty easy as she has lot of practice with her career of posing with yogurt cups. http://sassybrat1904.wordpress.com/2011/11/04/posing-with-yogurt-cups-has-been-my-career/
    As you can see from the pictures she loves to have her picture taken. Midnight when in full action doesn’t mind but when she knows she gives me the look will you stop pointing that black box at me.http://sassybrat1904.wordpress.com/?s=black+box
    My favorite single pictures are the Wordless Wednesday Pictures.

  7. Rumpy is too busy outside to sit still for a photo 🙂 I have the same trouble with Maya and Pierson when we take photos outside. All the squirrels, birds, and lovely outdoor smells distract them and it takes a lot of bribing to get them to hold still long enough for a good photo. I generally end up taking 20 photos just to get 1 good one.

  8. I’m the opposite…my outdoor photos are better, when I use my good camera, which has a “sport” setting that seems to freeze the constant movement of the dogs. My phone camera takes decent outdoor photos….sometimes….but indoors they never seem to be clear.
    Sometimes the content is more important than the quality, at least I like to think so! 🙂

  9. Yep — they are a challenge to photograph — inside or out — except if they are sleeping!!! I loved the one of Rumpy yesterday on FB under “Why yes, I would like to go outside!” 😀

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