I brought my camera to the dog park. It was rather early in the day but I figured this way, it would be easier to match owners to dogs, and thus easier to ask permission to take photos. I'd seen Gracie on previous trips - not sure what breed she is, but her owner commented on how difficult it is to take photos of an all black dog. So of course, I took that as my challenge for the afternoon. Lucky for me, Gracie sat and stood still quite often, and wasn't put off by the camera.

I'm still trying to figure out what makes for good dog poses/ compositions. I try to apply compositions that I use for humans to dogs - e.g. very close cropped, but I'm not sure that works.