Affenpinscher | Walking In Dog Show Ring | New York
This photo is a little different than most dog photos I share. It is especially different from most dog show photos I share.
I am usually focused on the dogs. I want to isolate and showcase the dogs. That is my singular focus.
When I am sharing photos of dogs at dog shows I usually don’t show any aspect of the human at the other end of the leash if I can help it at all.
There are a couple components of this photo that makes the inclusion of some human aspects work more.
Having the photo contain just the legs of a person doesn’t really draw the attention away from the dog.
Another vote for including the human legs in the photo is for a sense of scale.
I often show close ups of the dog. However the Affenpinscher is a very small dog. When the dog is the only thing in the picture it is hard to get the sense of the dogs size, especially if you are not familiar with the Affenpinscher breed.
Including the legs of the handler with the dog doesn’t draw attention away from the dog, but does illustrate how small the dog is.
Photo details: Nikon D300S. Nikon 300mm f/4. Focal length 420mm. ISO 400. 1/1250 sec. f/5.6.