Post by stancymckatt on Dec 24, 2020 1:14:32 GMT -5
Thor Thanks for the link. I've been using Ratqueen's thread. It's just my dogz are being stubborn until I'm cross eyed. LOL
Better I think?
Her first halfway Decent Dane... And maybe this Dali Pose is better? She's a Trotter and prefer's doing tricks to posing. She's gotten to the point she lays down in protest at the camera. After nearly 1000 pictures I can't say I blame her though. XD
When I'm posing dogz, I tend to prioritise leg alignment first - so when I pick up and drop the dog ready to start clicking the camera, if the legs/feet aren't correctly aligned at that point I pick up and drop down again, repeating as needed until I can see that the feet are in the right place. I would discount any pose where leg alignment is off by more than a pixel (and tbh I'm quite picky about this both when showing my own dogz and when judging) so making sure that this is correct saves time sifting through poses later on. A lot of it comes down to practise; as you get more experienced posing the various breeds you'll get to know exactly when to drop them.
I assume you've got the camera set to automatically save pictures? When your pet starts to pose, you can either click the space bar rapidly manually or hold it down to take multiple pics (though I find there's a bit of a lag when doing so that may cause you to miss the perfect breathing point at the start of the pose, so I usually hammer the space bar then hold it down when the dog switches from the start of the pose (where it's in dali pose) and begins to turn its head (when hopefully I can get a good dane pose too).
In your second batch of poses, you've got the leg alignment perfect for the scottie, so well done! A higher head is generally preferred by most judges in dane pose, and I would try my best to make sure the ears are perfectly aligned (this can be very tricky though, but if you can get it right the outline of the head looks great). For the dali pose, try to aim for the heart shaped nose (as seen in the posing and judging guide). Stuff like this can be hard to see when in the act of posing so afterwards I'll go and look at the pictures I've taken and zoom right in so I can double check leg alignment, nose shape, and even things like how level the eyes and ears are.
For sheepies, I like them best when the back feet are completely aligned. Again, your second dali pose from your sheepie is better (in the first, the head is held at a more of an angle instead of looking right at the camera) but the leg alignment could use some improvement - if you can get that pinned down you'll probably find that getting the right expression in dali pose comes easier, too, as the dog's 'base' is set up right for it.
(Apologies for writing and essay, I just...really enjoy showing, lol).
You’re doing great already, I love your chosen breeds as well. I don’t see them too often!
I agree with everything Zan has said - I follow similar steps as well and eventually, this will get you to a flawless pose! Emphasis on eventually; the only problem is that it can take a while and definitely send you cross-eyed as you said!! xD So what I would add is that you can also decide what’s good enough for you. Poses that are off a few pixels can still do well in shows for a variety of reasons, and equally, perfect pose pets sometimes don’t do as well as you’d think, just because! There’s an element of subjectivity in every show, so the main thing is that it’s fun! Part of the fun for me and others (like I assume Zan!) is really aiming for that flawless pose - but it can also be fun to just see what your pup wants to do and go with it hehe
Either way, I’m excited to see you and your pups in shows
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