Darby is one cute little puppy but his profile reads almost like the ultimate challenge to the professional dog photographer. If I had to list some of the most challenging things I have to face as a professional pet photographer these would be some of them:

  1. Black Dogs – for a variety of reasons which I will go into in a future blog but black dog owners know this already.
  2. Puppies – So much energy!
  3. Long Hair around the eyes – Hard to make out the eyes
  4. Photographing around noon – This light creates very strong contrasts, made even worse with a black dog

Despite all these challenges we captured some great photos of Darby. What do you think?