Imagecraft Bootcamp: Cute Dog


Mitch Zeissler’s Imagecraft Bootcamp challenge this week is… Making Limonade. Well… when life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

Ok, not literally, though. Have you ever been in that frustrating situation where what you had wanted to capture is not exactly what you (nobody else to blame…) did? Now, we’re talking.

While waiting for my stepdaughter, I was making portraits of horses at a manège, when I saw this dog’s occupying the exit door. It was dark and I had a 45mm (equal to 90mm) lens. His sad or tired expression made me want to cuddle him, but I was afraid that he would run away if I approached him.

Well, I traded a hug for a shot and clicked fast, using auto settings. I immediately saw that it was a mediocre shot. I didn’t delete it, and never did anything with that, until Mitch’s request to find our worst image disaster, and go through the post-processing steps he has taught us over the past several weeks.

So thanks Mitch, I am happy to have rescued the cute dog.

Here is the original. I know, I know, it wasn’t my best…

Thanks for visiting.


Posted by

Sharing sights & insights captured with diverse angles. Ex-corporate, now my own boss. Cycling, hiking, cooking, reading, yoga, writing and photography, are no longer only hobbies listed on my resume. It's what I do when I want.

20 thoughts on “Imagecraft Bootcamp: Cute Dog

  1. That image certainly benefited from ‘Dr.’ Mitch’s good tips. I am glad that you were able to save it. The color of that pup is absolutely luscious and of course his face is adorable.


What do you think? I'd love to hear it all.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.