Beans goes pro

16th December 2013

After quite a dark month, it is time to focus on something light. One of the lights in my life is Beans, my 8 month old viszla pup, who is as sunny a character as you’ll ever come across. When things get dark i play with her and life is a bit brighter. Obviously, i photograph her a lot too, which is a challenge. She’s lovely and everything, but also quite mad and bouncy, so she might be in a gorgeous position one second, but before i’ve even pointed the camera at her she’s either gone or looking ridiculous again. It’s rare to catch her like this:

beans portrait


Now as i’ve become a very serious photographer in my old age, i only use my serious cameras for this type of work. But Beans’ nature doesn’t exactly lend itself to serious cameras -as she tends to lick them. So i’ve had to get over my slightly pretentious ‘ew jpeg-shooting toy’ attitude and use my gopro. And as handicapped as a gopro might be as a camera (i got it to do video, for which it’s very good and extremely easy), when i decided to put it through some tricky paces, shooting in difficult light situations, it worked remarkably well. It metered well, it exposed well, it sort of just played along. And it is lick-proof. Something not to make light of.





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