|01-26-2014 10:51 PM|
thanks. that's what i'm naming my band. "Dip Behind Withers".
to the OP: i don't how to critique but i like your dog.
|01-26-2014 10:21 PM|
|Liesje||For stacking alone, I setup the dog, tell him "stay", position myself with the camera, then throw a toy (or my lens hood) halfway between me and straight out in front of the dog (I prefer the head slightly turned toward the camera). Usually the dog will perk up a bit. I've had better luck with this than placing a toy first and then stacking the dog. By the time I'm all setup the dog looks annoyed/slouchy that he has to stand there watching a motionless toy.|
|01-25-2014 06:33 PM|
|lhczth||Yes, I have that issue too. The dog has to stack naturally and then have good obedience to do this on our own.|
|01-25-2014 05:56 PM|
|01-25-2014 01:58 PM|
|lhczth||I usually find it easier to set the back (if the dog won't walk into the stack) and then set the front. You almost need 3 people to do photos of most dogs. One at the dog, one person in front to get the ears forward and then dog thinking forward and then the photographer. I also like to get a slight turn of the head towards the photographer. Not a total profile, but not looking at the photographer.|
|01-24-2014 07:59 PM|
Here's some more from the same day for more variation:
|01-24-2014 11:49 AM|
|lhczth||Very darkly colored male with high withers, dip behind withers with a slight roach. Slightly sloping croup that should be longer. Good angulation front and rear. Upper arm should be longer. Good pasterns and feet though the latter may be a hair flat (his front legs are too far forward which may be making this look worse than it is). Nice length of leg. He hasn't dropped yet in the chest, but he is still not fully mature. I would maybe like to see a bit more masculine head, but I didn't need to look at his "plumbing" to figure out he is a he.|
|01-23-2014 11:46 PM|
|01-23-2014 11:11 PM|
|Loneforce||I know nothing about critique, but I can tell you the Sam is a great looking shepherd! I just thought it needed to be said|
|01-23-2014 10:52 PM|
Sam at 1 year/8 months old
It's been awhile since I've been on here and wanted to get anyone's thoughts on his structure?