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With the latest (and hopefully the last) spring snow storm raging in the northern plains, I thought it would be fitting to take a momentary break from the series on histograms to feature this image taken by Carolina V. Johnson. It is an excellent example of a truly artistic photo that captures the beauty and drama of working line German Shepherd Dogs in action. Part three of the series on histograms will be posted this weekend.

So, in Carolina’s own words, here is how she got the shot. To see more of her work, please visit Carolina K9Photography.

This is a picture of Arko vom Windlied and Tara vom Kirchberghof playing in a foot of snow. This picture was not planned. My husband was playing ball with them while I took pictures of them. The following is the camera, lens and settings I used to get the shot:

Camera Used: Nikon D-80

Lens Used: Nikon AF-S VR Zoom-NIKKOR 70-300mm
F/4.5-5.6G IF-ED Telephoto Zoom Lens
Settings: Manual Setting, 1/2500 shutter speed, F/4.5 aperture, and  O EV (neutral EV)
Post-Production: I used Adobe Photoshop CS3 to resize it to smaller web size. I also sharpened it a little bit and then put my signature on it.

Do you have a really great image that you’re especially proud of or you think would be especially instructive to other photographers? Then, please send it to me , along with a brief description of what went into getting the shot, with an emphasis on planning, actually taking the photograph, including lighting conditions and other challenges, and any post-processing. Please send before post-processing and after, so we all can get a sense for your process and why you made the choices you did. Send them to bj@bjspanos.com.

As always, thanks for visiting and Happy Shooting!

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Recent posts have looked at different elements and issues associated with composition and exposure, both of which are critical to capturing compelling images of Schutzhund dogs (or any dog) in action. Examining specific images and considering what went into taking that image, including planning, photographing and post-processing, is the next step in putting what you may have learned from this blog and other sources into action.

Thank you Louise Jollyman and Martin Barrow of Brymwylf for being the first contributors to this series. Do you have a really great image that you’re especially proud of or you think would be especially instructive to other photographers? Then, please send it to me , along with a brief description of what went into getting the shot, with an emphasis on planning, actually taking the photograph, including lighting conditions and other challenges, and any post-processing. Please send before post-processing and after, so we all can get a sense for your process and why you made the choices you did. Send them to bj@bjspanos.com.

On to Lou and Marty’s photo of CJ and the Rag: What I really like about this photograph is the perspective, which is one I haven’t seen before; that is, taking a full frontal photo of CJ just getting ready to bite the sleeve. So, here in Lou’s own words is how she and Marty got the shot and what she did afterwards.

CJ and the Rag: Original Photo As Taken

CJ and the Rag: Edited Photo

We started out with a beautiful sunny day and thought we would try to get some shots of CJ doing some ragwork. By the time we had chosen a spot at the back of our property, a few clouds came over, so Marty took a few test shots and adjusted the F stop accordingly. Marty took the photo on his [Canon EOS] 7D, I was the “rag bearer.” I had to make sure I threw the rag in the optimal arc for the shot!  Marty set up, knelt down about 30 to 40 feet diagonally to the side of the tree which CJ was tied to. The expression and outstretched front paws is all CJ’s own special style!  The timing on the shot was a bit of luck. I think Marty took a hundred or so shots of which we kept nine. Post processing, I used Photoshop Elements, and, using the quick edit, I did a little bit with the “lighten shadows”, “darken highlights” and “midtone contrast” and also a little “sharpen.”

Camera: Canon EOS 7D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200 mm 1:2.8 L
Camera Setting: Av (aperture priority)
ISO: 640
F stop: f/4.5
Exposure 1/2000 sec

So, going back to previous discussions about composition. What do you see? For me, Lou made an excellent decision to crop in and fill the frame with CJ’s top half. If she included the entire dog, the drama would have been diminished. The short depth of field nicely blurred the background so CJ pops out of the photo. Behind CJ are two posts that frame her in the center of a “V” shape, further drawing the eye to CJ and her intense and focused eyes. The rag and and the lead it’s attached to bisect the entire image, so above the rag is CJ’s marvelous expression of determination and below the rag is her impressive body language and launch to get that rag! Nice work, Lou and Marty!

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This next entry in the series of interviews with Schutzhund (Dog Sport, IPO) photographers features Kira Marengi. Although she is relatively new to Schutzhund and photography, her work displays a maturity and artistry of someone with many more years of experience. Kira was born and raised in Northern Massachusetts and currently reside in Rowley, Massachusetts. She lives with her boyfriend Brandon Hayes, who owns Hayes Haus German Shepherds and Hayes Haus Dog Training, located right at our home. She is a member of Southern New Hampshire Working Dog Club, and is presently training her four-year old male, Buck vom GrimOrkie, for his Schutzhund titles; they received their BH last fall (2010). Kira loves the sport of Schutzhund and the bond it creates with handler and dog. She believes there is no greater feeling than to work as a team and accomplish so much together.

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How did you get started in Schutzhund photography? What was your inspiration?

I have always loved photography. I first began taking pictures of my own dogs – still shots, action shots – anything I could get them to do. You can never have too many pictures. When I first started training with my club, I had the wonderful Betty Lindblom of 5 Dogs Photography for my inspiration in the sport photos. Club members always appreciate a nice photo or two of their dog(s), and I wanted to be a part of that. I enjoy taking pictures, editing them, being able to send them along and hear the wonderful comments that are made about my work; it gives me all the more reason to continue what I do. I do the photography, because I love it, and it really is more of an art than just a picture. I also do photography for the club members, and to capture the special moments between them and their dogs.

How long have you been taking pictures? What events have you taken past and future?

I have been taking pictures for about three years, but for the sport of Schutzhund probably just about a year. Although I enjoy taking pictures of the dogs, I don’t think I will be shooting an event anytime soon. It takes a lot of hard work, time and devotion to be able to shoot events, and I admire the photographers that can do it, but I don’t foresee that in my future as of right now.

What is your philosophy about photographing Schutzhund dogs?

I am all about making a photo as unique as possible, which is why I feel that showing the dog’s power and devotion to the handler in many different exercises is what I aim for. The dog has a lot to say, and it is my job to capture this in my photography. As a spectator to the sport, you miss so much of the dog’s emotion whether it’s turning into the blind, the dumbbell pick-up or the first movements in the send away. These are all exercises that I feel I get the best pictures, and faces of the dogs and are almost able to tell what they are thinking.

What equipment do you use? What is your favorite piece of equipment that you use for Schutzhund photography? What are “must haves” for any serious Schutzhund photographer – aspiring?

Right now I use the Canon 60D, with an 18-135 mm Image Stabilizer lens. I have very shaky hands so I rely on the Image Stabilizer when trying to get all my action shots! For anyone that is interested in or takes pictures for the sport of Schutzhund, a “must have” is patience. Schutzhund is very hard to shoot, as it is very difficult to get “in focus” pictures. You will soon realize any “in focus” shot is a good one! Aside from patience, I really love my image stabilizer lens. It allows me to focus more on the dog than the camera, so it does most of the work for me. I highly recommend them for Schutzhund or any other active sport.

What is your favorite type of picture to take? How do you go about taking the picture? What is the most challenging picture to take? How do you tackle it?

My all time favorite picture would be the dog entering the blind. At that very moment, I can capture the dog’s true intensity as h/she turns that corner and first sees the helper. There are many faces of Schutzhund, but I think that’s the best one. Going about taking this type of picture is a little bit easier than others. I sit at the blind and just as the dog approaches I hold my button down and shoot till the exercise is over, there is time to edit and delete afterwards, but the shot only comes once! In my opinion I feel the hardest shots to take are all of them, but If I had to pick one I would have to say the dumbbell over the hurdle. Getting this shot with my type of lens is a little difficult, it tends to focus on the jump versus the dog. So, I have to time it just right to capture the full exercise, which is often easy to miss.

Schutzhund is a very hard sport and many would say, “If it was easy, everyone would do it.” I feel the same about Schutzhund photography. It takes a lot of time and effort to shoot for clubs and events as well as patience. Then it takes even longer to sort through and edit them when most just do it for fun and club members. Everyone likes to have memories of their dogs, and that’s what we are there for.

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This next segment in a series of interviews with accomplished Schutzhund photographers features Greg Lanoue. Greg has been involved in Schutzhund with his dog Akudra for approximately one year (Akudra is the first image in the slide show). She is his first sport dog in what he hopes to be a very long line of them. It is through working with her and the two clubs that he is a part of that he has learned more about having a relationship and closeness with his dog that he never knew before. Despite having a pretty exciting job as a police officer, Greg finds that he often gets more excited and more personal satisfaction from working with his dog than a lot of other aspects in his life. Photography has been an on going interest of his that laid dormant for many years for a variety of reasons, but it was with the addition of Akudra and Schutzhund that photography has once again become a passion for me. His website – Lil Monster Photography is his pride and joy right now, as it displays a lot of his work and interest.

How did you get started in Schtuzhund photography? What was your inspiration? 

I have always had a passion for photography, but couldn’t really find a subject that I enjoyed enough to really want to spend some time learning how to shoot in the best possible way while staying excited about what I was capturing. After being introduced to the sport of Schutzhund a little over a year ago I found my subject!  For me the excitement comes from many angles. First, I enjoy seeing the bond between handler and dog, which often comes through in the pictures. Second, the power and precision that the dogs display during the protection phase frequently stuns me. Time and time again, I return to photos that I’ve taken (and those of others) and just marvel at how tenacious the dogs are within their own right and how happy they are while doing their job. Third, I find satisfaction in knowing (and hoping at the same time) that I can reach the same level with my dog and have the same type of relationship (on and off the field) that many of these teams have.

How long have you been taking pictures? What events have you taken past and future?

I’ve been doing photography for almost 20 years. I started back in high school with some introduction classes, and I haven’t really stopped since. I did find, however, that I faded a little from photography when life either got too busy (college) or there wasn’t a consistent interest where photography seemed rewarding. Schutzhund has definitely re-ignited that interest. Along with shooting a few club trials for the members of Southern New Hampshire Working Dog Club and members of the New England Working Dog Club, I have shot my sister-in-law’s wedding and continue to be a shutter junkie while on vacations (two stunning examples appear as the last two images in the slide show – bjs). In the future, I hope to do some private shoots, as well as continuing my love for shooting club training days and events.

What is your philosophy about photographing Schutzhund dogs?

Schutzhund photography should be one that shows the power of the dog and the relationship with the handler. It needs to be technically clean from both a sport and photography standpoint. That being said, I also believe in having fun with the photos and giving people some different looks that may not traditionally be seen in Schutzhund photography. The use of black and white, sepia, and desaturation of different parts of the photo, as well as playing with the clarity pre-processing, makes the pictures in my eyes more appealing than simply looking at a flat color picture. I believe the pictures should reflect just how exciting and dynamic the sport is.

What equipment do you use? What is your favorite piece of equipment that you use for Schutzhund photography? What are “must haves” for any serious Schutzhund photographer – aspiring?

Currently I shoot with a Canon 40D with my favorite lens, a fixed 60mm f2.8 IS prime lens, attached. While it does not have any zoom, this lens provides me with the shutter speeds I need to freeze extremely fast actions, such as barking, strikes, and running. Along with this lens, I also have a Canon IS 70mm – 300mm zoom lens, which comes in handy on trial days when I don’t have the freedom of walking on the field. While not nearly as fast, a good zoom lens is imperative in Schutzhund photography in order to save yourself from doing a lot or pre-process cropping, which can often times result in lower quality pictures. Some of the best pictures I’ve captured with this zoom lens include dogs running blinds, long bites, and back transports.

What is your favorite type of picture to take? How do you go about taking the picture? What is the most challenging picture to take? How do you tackle it?

My favorite type of picture is the one that comes out  (LOL)!  Seriously, it’s the one that while sifting through the 1,000 to 2,000 photos of the day on the computer my jaw drops, and I wonder who picked up my camera and managed to catch that moment. I, like many Schutzhund photographers, subscribe to the method of quality by quantity and then improving quality pre-processing. Moments in Schutzhund happen so fast that it’s nearly impossible to just pick up a camera without knowing the sport and expect to get some great pictures. You have to know where to stand, what’s going to happen (or at least what SHOULD be happening), what direction the dog is going to go in, which way the helper is going to run…all the while thinking about where you are in relation to the sun and whether or not your shutter speed is going to be fast enough to catch the very second before the dog latches onto the sleeve or the dog apexes the wall or comes over the jump while holding the dumb bell. Schutzhund is a sport that even if it’s raining, the training or trial isn’t canceled and thus poses significant challenges to the photographer trying to catch high-speed photos with very little workable light. It’s through the use of better equipment, faster lenses, higher ISOs, and pre-processing that these photos can still manage to be fun to take and look at later.

Other tips for new and/or experienced photographers?

I’m only beginning, but my advice to anyone is to learn the sport before trying to shoot it.  Because with knowing what is going to happen comes the knowledge of where to stand, what to expect, and what is a technically sound picture of dogs doing well in their sport.  Last, try new ways of taking the photos (from the hip, laying down – when safe) and processing the photos with a certain creative flair, but most important, have fun with it!!

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This next segment in a series of interviews with accomplished Schutzhund photographers features Lesya Zaichenko. Lesya is among the youngest of the Schutzhund photographers in the US at only 24 years old. She was born in Kiev, Ukraine, but has called Upstate New York her home for most of her life. She grew up with bull-breeds (English Bulldogs, Bull Terriers, American Bulldogs). She has a BS in Biology and an AAS in Biotechnology and works full-time in a HIV Research Lab. Presently, Lesya owns a young German Shepherd Dog bitch (Dezzy vom Rebel Yelle) that she is training for Schutzhund and a rescued APBT mix (“foster failure”). She and her dogs also share their house with two cats and a python. In addition to the photos above, you can view her work on her website.

How did you get started in Schutzhund photography? What was your inspiration?

I started training in Schutzhund with my American Bulldog in February 2004 when I was 17 years old. Nobody in the club was taking photos of the dogs, so I began bringing my Canon S1IS prosumer camera with me. I remember Saturdays well. I would spend the days at the training field and then the nights editing and uploading the photos. I managed to take some very nice photos with that little camera. I believe that much like with dogs, starting out “low-tech” (aka not easy) helped to teach me the fundamentals and skills necessary for composing and capturing the kind of photos I love. Try catching a dog doing high-speed actions like the courage test, retrieves over a wall or escape bites with a camera with a two second shutter delay! I don’t know that I had a single moment that inspired me, I was just instantly addicted to the sport and photography simultaneously.

How long have you been taking pictures? What events have you taken past and future?

I have technically been taking photos my whole life, starting with the typical un-imaginative photos of friends and field trips in elementary and middle school. My uncle’s wife is a graduate of the Hallmark Institute of Photography, and as a teen I would assist her in photo shoots, but I didn’t catch the “bug” until I got my first dog (excluding family dogs). That was in February 2003, and I quickly became involved in dog sports (AKC Obedience, Agility, then a year later Schutzhund). I always photographed the club trials I attended. Most notably, I was the photographer for the 2010 New England Regional Championship and 2010 New England Regional Conformation Show. I also photographed a charity gala for a pit bull rescue that I serve as a volunteer.

What is your philosophy about photographing Schutzhund dogs?

I try to enjoy the photos I take and to capture both unique photos as well as those that I would personally cherish. I strive to take photos that show the dog’s power and drive in the exercises. It gives me a great deal of satisfaction to preserve and share memories of the dogs that are with us for much too short a time. With the time we spend with them, our working companions forge a deeper bond with us, their handlers, than a regular pet would, and their memories are so precious.

What equipment do you use? What is your favorite piece of equipment that you use for Schutzhund photography? What are “must haves” for any serious Schutzhund photographer – aspiring?

I shoot with Canon equipment. I have two bodies, the Canon 450D and EOS 7D. My camera bag contents are pretty “low tech”, because I am a recent college graduate, and I haven’t been able to invest the capital in the hobby that I would like. The lenses I carry are: the Canon 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS, Canon 55-250 f/4.0-5.6 IS, Canon 50mm f/1.8. I also have the Speedlite 480EXII flash. Since I shoot in RAW, I use 8G and 16G Compact Flash memory cards.

When shooting the 2010 New England Regional Championship, I rented a Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS zoom (the big white beast). This lens is my favorite piece of equipment for Schutzhund photography. The f/2.8 aperture of the lens is a God-send when shooting in poor lighting conditions! I also adore my 7D body and its high frame per second (fps) shooting capabilities. For the 2010 New England Regional Conformation show and when I photograph portraits, I rent the Canon 24-70mm f/2.8 L series lens. These are the two lenses that I plan on buying sometime in the future. I’d also like to buy a wide-angle lens.

I believe the “must-haves” are a DSLR camera body, a telephoto lens and a standard lens. If you are willing to invest serious money in your glass, I would strongly recommend the two lenses that I rent, as noted above. The large aperture lenses are essential for capturing the action in Schutzhund in variable lighting conditions.

For aspiring photographers I would recommend a camera that allows you to shoot in aperture priority and shutter priority. Many of the point-and-shoot cameras available today are very capable of taking great photos! Then, get out there and just practice taking photos. Play around with composition, settings, etc. I would also strongly recommend either reading some books on photography techniques or taking a digital photography class at your local community college.

What is your favorite type of picture to take? How do you go about taking the picture? What is the most challenging picture to take? How do you tackle it?

My favorite photo to take is the one that shows the relationship between the dog and handler. They show the dog working willfully for its handler, and its handler relishing in the relationship with their dog. Much of the time, this is either a candid shot or a shot during the heeling exercises. Another photo that I love, but believe is often overlooked, is the dog running the blinds. I like to compose these photos at the moments where the dog is rounding the blind. Sometimes you get lucky and capture the moment when the dog enters the “hot” or “find” blind with good aggression and intensity.

The most challenging photos for me are of the dogs going over the jump/wall, especially when I am positioned at an angle where I cannot track the dog approaching the jump with my camera. Also, the long bite presents a challenge when trying to capture the dog the moment it is about to strike the sleeve but also in focus! Most dogs are moving at such a high speed that even when shooting in AI SERVO (a Canon camera setting), the camera has difficulty tracking the focus.

For the long bite, I make sure that my camera is set to shoot in high-speed bursts (the 7D shoots at 8 fps), and I track the dog running down the field. My focus is set to a single spot. I shoot continuously from the moment the dog is about to gather itself, through the completion of the catch and on to when the helper begins to drive the dog.

For the jumps, I set my focus point on a solid object; such as, set the focus spot(s) to the bottom half of the viewfinder, so it is focusing on the jump . Then I set my aperture small enough to allow some wiggle room in the depth of field of the shot, while also allowing some background blur to enhance focus on the dog. This is not always possible with overcast days when I must open up the aperture to stop action in the dim lighting.

 Other tips for new and/or experienced photographers?

My strongest suggestion for old and new photographers is to not be shy (I struggle with this!). I recommend aspiring photographers invest in lenses more so than in the camera body. Lenses will grow with you; a body may become obsolete. Do not get caught up in the megapixel (MP) race. More doesn’t literally mean better. After a certain point, if you aren’t planning on printing large posters or billboards, the high MP cameras are just over kill. The only place a high MP photo is beneficial is when you plan on doing a lot of cropping.

When buying a camera body, pay attention to the speed of the camera. How many frames per second is it capable of shooting? What are the ISO settings on the camera? Those capable of shooting at very high ISO often do better shooting in lower lighting conditions. Beware! High ISO will cause more noise in your photo.

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This next segment in a series of interviews with accomplished Schutzhund photographers features Vahneesa (Vinnie) Norberg.  Vinnie grew up in suburbia where she inherited not only a love of nature and animals from her father but also a love of art and creativity from her mother.  In 2003 she opened a small freelance photography studio in rural Minnesota under the name of Black Dog’s Photographer in honor of her dog who had been the subject of many of her photographs. He is considered the CEO (Canine Executive Officer) of Vinnie’s business.  In the beginning, Vinnie did portraits and freelance photography.  Eventually, she dropped the portrait end of her business to focus exclusively on freelance work, which allows her the freedom in photography that she truly enjoys. Vinnie is a probationary club member with St. Croix Valley Schutzhund Verein in east central Minnesota and intends to become a full club member in the spring of 2011.  To see more of Vinnie’s work, visit her photo blog.

How did you get started in Schutzhund photography?  What was your inspiration?

About a month after getting involved in Schutzhund training, a fellow club member asked if anyone knew how to take pictures.  No one else volunteered, so I offered.  I explained that I was a nature and still life photographer and had done some portrait work but had little to no experience in sports or action photography but would give it a try.  I was handed his camera and shot a round of tracking photos for him.  He was happy with the photos I took, so I asked if I could bring my own camera the following week and take pictures for everyone.  I was looking to gain a little experience photographing action shots and an additional avenue in which to learn more about Schutzhund.  I thought of it also as a way to contribute something back to the club members who were so willing to share their knowledge with me.

I have to give credit to my club members and friends for inspiring me to continue to take pictures week after week.  Not only do they continually enjoy my photographs, but they also challenge me, give me helpful suggestions, new ideas and they share my work with others.  Even when I think I’ve had a bad day, they are still thrilled with the photographs I’ve taken.

How long have you been taking pictures?  What events have you taken past and future?

I started in photography while I was in high school in the 1980s, back in the days of film.  I first took an elective course with a phenomenal teacher, Mr. Newhouse, whom I remain in contact with to this day.  After taking this course and with Mr. Newhouse’s encouragement, I joined the high school yearbook staff as a photographer. I have continued to enjoy photography ever since.

I have taken photographs for friends at local trials and a regional trial, but I mostly enjoy the more relaxed atmosphere of Schutzhund training.  I honestly am not sure that I’d want to do any big events as the paid photographer in the future, but I’m always more than happy to tag along with friends and photograph their dogs competing at trials.

What is your philosophy about photographing Schutzhund dogs?

For me it’s twofold:  One. I try to capture the true dog: the beauty, strength, determination, focus, power and pride of the dog. Two. I hope to take photographs that people can learn something from whether it’s the dog’s owner seeing their dog progress or an outsider gaining a better understanding of Schutzhund; sort of like documentary photography.

What equipment do you use?  What is your favorite piece of equipment that you use for Schutzhund photography?  What are “must haves” for any serious Schutzhund photographer – aspiring?

I use a very old digital camera body, a Minolta Maxxum 7D.  I’ve grown really attached to the old gal, and I really dread the day I have to give her up.  So I guess you could say the camera body is my favorite piece of equipment I own. After all without the body, the lens is pretty much useless.  I have several different lenses, but mostly use the 70 – 200mm f2.8 zoom with a circular polarizer for outdoor shooting and a 35 – 80mm for indoor.

A must have? A good padded shoulder strap for carrying around that brick of a camera is nice, but seriously I don’t think it’s necessarily a piece of equipment but rather an understanding of Schutzhund that is a must have.  If you don’t really understand the training, sometimes it’s hard to know the difference between a good shot and a bad shot.

What is your favorite type of picture to take?  How do you go about taking the picture?  What is the most challenging picture to take?  How do you tackle it?

I’m always looking for something that’s new and different maybe with a bit of fun or humor.  I guess I’d say this is my favorite and the most challenging for me.  I don’t want just the standard same ole same ole serious Schutzhund photographs.  I want ones that really capture the spirit and attitude of the team and that haven’t been seen before.  That’s why I really liked the recent post on “Using Aperture and Shutter Speed Settings Creatively.”  This posts talks about some of the ways I tackle something new; for example, just experimenting with aperture and shutter speeds can result in some really unique shots.

Other tips for new and/or experienced photographers?

Enjoy yourself.  Be original.  You don’t have to take the same picture as everyone else to be good, and you don’t need the most expensive equipment.  Use your own vision and show the world the amazing sites you see.

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Happy New Year!  Thank you so much for visiting my blog and your encouragement.  I hope you have found the posts helpful and fun to read.  The blog topped 6,000 visits by the end of 2010!  I am thrilled – thank you! I thought you might be interested in an e-mail WordPress.com sent me with overall 2010 site stats – see below.

Thank you again to all visitors and to those who have contributed to the In Their Own Words series.  Speaking of which, next week I will be posting a new installment of In Their Own Words, featuring Vahneesa Norberg from Minnesota.  Don’t know Vinnie? Well, check back this week and learn more about her and her inspiration for Schutzhund photography.

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By the numbers

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 5,200 times in 2010. That’s about 13 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 33 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 55 posts. There were 121 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 8mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was December 20th with 82 views. The most popular post that day was The Art of Schutzhund Photography in Their Own Words: Yvette Woodward. (Way to go Yvette!)

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, ifreestores.com, en.wordpress.com, bjspanos.com, and icreditcard.biz.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for t floyd summer camp, schutzhund, rule of thirds, schutzhund photography, and t floyd.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


The Art of Schutzhund Photography in Their Own Words: Yvette Woodward January 2010


T. Floyd’s Youth Schutzhund Summer Camp: Investing in the Future of Dog Sport April 2010


Schutzhund Photo Gallery May 2009


Polarizer, Neutral Density Filters: Two Options for Reducing Glare and Reflection – Part 1 March 2010


T. Floyd’s Youth Schutzhund Summer Camp – Adventures in Photography July 2010

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