Thanks Lisa. I am indeed considering a book, maybe to sell and raise $$ for corgi rescue or something. MyPublisher.com
Sorry about Corky; he and Precious did look cool together. I hope she can have another companion soon.
You have some good photos yourself, and I reckon you've learned how hard it is to photograph 2 animals together unless they're both napping, and the old treat-behind-the-camera trick. Does Precious already recognize "Sit. Stay. Smile." as a standard command? :)
The pic you commented on was when Al was quite a young pup (extensively retouched with the "auto-levels" adjustment button that every photoeditor has, and cropped). Have you tried that sort of thing? Easy. Also easy to make mistakes and ruin your original, so always work with a COPY.
Go to Joanna Kimball's page and Shepdog's page if you want to see a real photographer. They have real cameras, Nikons with fast wide-aperture lenses that can do action photography. I've never spent more than $150 on a digital camera (Craigslist, used) because climbers/backpackers need something lighter than a peanut and cheap enough to ruin in a backcountry environment.
Go to Kodak's homepage; they have a tutorial you might find useful (one tip is to get at your subject's level; you'll notice many pics on mycorgi taken from up above). My daughter taught me some fun Photoshop tricks. You've probably noticed that almost all of my photos are rather posed and contrived; my only action shots are done with the "Corgi Trap" trick: let the dog go ahead down the trail, set up the shot, lock the focus/exposure, say "Come!", and hope for luck, you get one chance (I have one titled "At Play in the Fields of the Lord" done that way -- caught her smiling in midair with Glacier Peak in the background, not framed quite right. I don't use flash much (hard on the animals' eyes?) -- doesn't look like you do either -- but occasional fill-in flash helps backlit photos.
We'll be looking for more of Precious.
I'm so sorry to hear about Corky. I can only imagine what you are going through. Loss is never easy and I hope in the coming months the pain will lessen. I know he'll always be in your heart. This brought a tear to my eye. I'm glad you were able to stop by. . .we are all here for you.
Oh I'm glad you told me that haha...ya I think it's pretty cute because it's his way of showing love, but I just fear bringing him around little kids. It's so funny because when I lay down he attacks me like crazy. He's even bit my chin before which didn't feel so good haha...I love him so much though! They are such funny little dogs! :)