For some of us, they’re the children we never had. For others they bring us a simplicity and joy in the here and now that can make us forget our complex human problems for awhile. Whatever the reason, people do love their pets. They come into our lives, worm their way into our hearts and leave us far too soon. I think the best pictures you can get of your pet is one where you let it be itself. In the case of dogs, an outdoor setting, a good long, fast lens and you have to making of some great pictures; not just snapshots but true portraits of a true friend.