Thursday, May 5, 2011

Top Secret Spy Photography

If you have followed this blog for any length of time, you know that I LOVE to take pics of Lady, Lucky, and Lucy. Dogs and cats make such great subjects for the camera. I love to photograph my garden and the wonders of nature too, so those tend to make an appearance in my blog as well. Blogging is great, because it actually gives me a reason to take lots of pics. And now there's a new dog in the family. "Yipppeee!" I said to myself, "it will be such fun to chronicle her first weeks and months with the pack!"


I mentioned in one of those first posts that Katie was camera shy and hard to photograph. But I really believed that once she got through the transition period, she'd be more comfortable overall, and that fear of the camera would subside.

Wrong again.

The only way to photograph this dog is by using super secret stealth techniques. If she gets any suspicion that you either a) have a camera hidden somewhere on your body, or b) might actually be trying to take a picture of her.... *POOF* she's gone! 

So far, I've had the best luck with a cell phone and/or when she's sleeping. It helps if the room is dark too. And then I have to quickly ditch the camera and pretend to be doing something else when she looks up. This super secret stealth photography borders on comical, and needless to say doesn't make for the best quality photographs. On the bright side though, I have a feeling I'm going to have an extensive collection of "Katie sleeping" photos.

Katie sleeping.


  1. Those moms are always sneaking around with those cameras. Cute pictures. It's ok to hang out and sleep Katie
    Benny & Lily

  2. Awwww, hopefully she'll get used to it!

  3. Aw, camera shy :( It's funny when you sneak up on a dog sleeping and they wake up with the oh-it's-just-you-again-with-the-camera look on their face. But I guess Katie would bolt out of the room...

  4. I have a similar problem with our William. As soon as he sees the camera, he changes from a happy, perky-looking dog to a poster child for abused animals.

  5. How do they know? and what's the problem anyway? Our Quincy was like that, relaxed until the camera appeared. And he could be completely absorbed in something on the other side of the yard or a good distance up the trail and still know when I was bringing the camera to my face to take his picture.. and then he would slink off into the shadows.

    Max was a little bit like that, but I did manage to get a couple of good shots.

    Keep trying.. maybe Katie will get used to it.

  6. LOL - this is too funny - I can totally relate. Neither of mine is terribly happy about having pics taken. I've resorted to some pretty sneaky camera pics...good luck!