Thanks so much for all your kind words. I have a digital Kodak EasyShare DX6340. When I want a really good close up, I put it on the "portrait" setting. I got some good picture taking advice from Steinar. I remember him saying that he gets down on the dogs level to capture alot of his photos. For most of them, I am either on one knee or on my belly!! After all, our Bassets are short!! Just don't tell them!!