Shooting a Greyhound Race: 5 Things You'll Learn (PHOTOS)

05/07/2012 10:43 am ET | Updated Jul 07, 2012

Photographing a greyhound race turned out to be a bigger challenge than I was expecting. There I was, brand new entry-level dSLR in hand, ready and willing to learn, expecting to come home with a memory card full of great pictures. All you need to do is use a fast shutter speed, right?

Needless to say, I left the track that day disappointed. It was out of that disappointment that came the determination to learn both my camera and the sport of greyhound racing as thoroughly as possible. If not for the greyhounds, my life would have taken a very different course. Click through the slide show for five things the greyhounds can teach you about photography.

If you don't have a retired racing greyhound in your home, please consider adopting one! Visit to learn about the breed and to find an adoption group in your area. And don't fret; these dogs are very well taken care of during their racing careers.

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