Monday, April 9, 2012

Romeo and Tadeo

Romeo and Tadeo are two galgos that I did a photo shoot with in Solvang. That Saturday morning it had remained overcast, the night before having been foggy. So with all that cloud cover the light was very diffuse and wonderful.

They live with two greyhounds. One day, soon I hope, I'll get to go photograph all four of them together.



I was really pleased with how their pictures came out (despite the white of Romeo's face getting blown out). It was probably the best light I had during the two days of shooting I did.

If you're not familiar with galgos, they come from Spain, are in the sighthound family (which includes greyhounds), and come in two varieties: smooth- and rough-coat. They are used for hunting game. It is because of what befalls to too many of them when they are no longer wanted for hunting that prompted a number of people to form adoption groups to get them out of Spain. Many galgos are adopted in Europe and in the US.

(Shot with the Nikon D300 using the 50mm f/1.8 lens; aperture-priority, with aperture set to f/2.8; top picture: camera chose shutter speed of 1/500 second at ISO 800; bottom picture: camera chose shutter speed of 1/2000 second at ISO 400; cloudy white balance; matrix-metered; normal JPG.)


  1. My favorite Galgo is still Cara! I adore that dog and the photos Petra takes of her. You got some great shots of both boys, and I find myself blowing out Bunny's face a lot. I find myself paying a lot more attention to the lighting these days!

  2. the change from black to white is very hard for the camera to expose as we'd like. it goes to show you that the human eye handles that situation much better than the camera.