Christian Vieler can thank his dog for helping him make the move from amateur to professional photographer and to internet sensation. Vieler wanted to test a new flash for capturing high speed action that he had just purchased. Nobody else was around, so his Labrador Retriever, Lotte, became his first model. Lotte just sat there and looked at him, exhibiting behavior that photographers usually appreciate. In this case, his dog’s calm manner was not helpful—it was a problem since Vieler’s goal was to capture fast movements.
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