Hey, Nick, good work! Coincidentally, I have been working up to this the past two agility seasons here in the US, Pacific Northwest. I have only been shooting the actual event, and folks are VERY thrilled when I catch a good jump on a championship run. My website is www.deweydrive.com
and if you follow the link to "Scooter's Agility Club" you will see links in the Trials section to a couple of the last meets I shot. Scooter, by the way, is our Miniature Schnauzer. I'd quite enjoy critique from any of you folks who have opinions, on both the photos and the site.
Now, to my question. I generally shoot with either a Nikon 80-200 f2.8 zoom or a Tamron 300mm f2.8 on a Fuji S1, in order to stay well away and to not be a distraction. As has been pointed out, and is obvious, fill flash would really help. I have been very concerned about this due to my desire to not disturb either the dog or the handler. Has anyone had any experience with this? I would imagine this would also be the case at events such as horse shows. I agree that in general 3-5 shots of each dog on a run is more than enough. I have had a few folks who have asked for more, and I will try to accomodate if possible. I'll also put a plug in for Jasc Media Center, it enables me to put up all the pages for 300 or so photos in under 15 minutes. I still have to tweak the HTML templates, I don't quite like how it all works and I want to remove the slide-show, but in general, a great time saver.
Thanks in advance, glad I found this place.