If you want to get into the technicalities a little more, but don't want all the techno speak, here's a good blog article by Michael Kormos of The Clickin Moms Blog. Many of the elements that Michael talks about are what I used to take the photos you will see below.
Let's start here.
Here's another pose, a bit later, with sun going down just behind her and filtered through large hemlock trees.
All of the images are taken in RAW format with manual camera settings and spot metering.
I thought I would do one more with Lilah during the week this week, so that I would have a current photo for the week. I have not taken a photo of Lilah in a while, and she was very excited about being the chosen subject, because.....well.....there are always treats. So I had to wait for her to finish bouncing all around the yard before she settled in to really concentrate on trying to get one of the treats, instead of being happy about the thought of them.
Time to move on through the blog circle to see how other professional photographers handled this week's subject. It's always fun to see the different approaches, don't you think? We are starting with Kelly Middlebrooks and Little White Dog Pet Photography of Sioux Falls, SD.