Being amongst one’s best friends

Last weekend I went to a pet fair.

I know there are a lot of people that don’t really like to have pets (or any animals around them, for that matter), But I do, so I went there.

bulldog

How can you say no to this face?

And I wasn’t planning to shoot anything.
Pet breeders don’t like to have some random bucko come out of nowhere with a big SLR and any non kit-looking lens. They get REALLY nervous. (As I had the chance to feel first hand, with the cat ones).
But I get them. They spend a lot of time and money to come up with animals with certain desired characteristics, and it’s their source of income. Obviously they don’t want their results copied by everyone, because then there won’t be anything unique about their work.
As a photographer, I feel the same. Continue reading