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Tip of the Day

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Silhouettes are one of my favourite ways to incorporate owners into the session, without placing too much pressure on them. I like...

Tip of the Day

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Here’s a tip for creating variety when photographing dogs with their owners.⠀ ⠀ If you’re finished taking a group shot with a long lens...

Tip of the Day

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ For posed portraits (which people do sometimes request), if you are working with dogs of different sizes, try to bring the larger...

Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Shooting from a long way back and zooming in with a telephoto lens is a great way to include the surroundings, while...

Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People! I can’t emphasis enough, how important it is with pets and people to capture natural interactions, expressions and poses. Asking people to...

Tip of the Day – Distracted action

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re celebrating the launch of RealShoots Episode 2: Bandit at the Park!⠀ ⠀ So guess what guys - exciting news! This time tomorrow, RealShoots Episode 2 will be available! I’ve...

Tip of the Day – Perfectly framed

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Especially when shooting in urban areas, use your surroundings to frame and feature dog and owner relationships. This beautiful church doorway creates...

Tip of the Day – Give them space

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ When working with dogs that are fearful with new people but have a solid, trusting relationship with their owners, capturing “dog and...

Tip of the Day – Get down to their level

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Getting down to the level of the dog applies when both photographing them, as well as being photographing with them, especially when...

Tip of the Day – Ask the question

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ In my pre-session questionnaire, I ask if people wish to be in some of the photos with their pets. I make it...

Tip of the Day – Look up

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ Lighting can be tricky in urban areas, with sources of shade from buildings from multiple directions at once. To ensure you obtain catchlights in the...

Tip of the Day – Level up

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ It can be a real balancing act to feature very small subjects, such as little dogs like Chase here, in a scene where they are...

Tip of the Day – Search for colour

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ Colour is another element that’s usually more readily available when shooting in urban areas. Rather than the earthy greens and browns of natural areas, in...

Tip of the Day – Urban doorways

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ When shooting in urban areas, always keep an eye out for interesting doorways - those that are rustic, brightly coloured or contrasting with the surrounding...

Tip of the Day – Embrace the black

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Embrace the black - black dogs are absolutely perfect for silhouettes! Because they are already so dark, there is a...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

*Visit the blog post to see a before and after!* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking...

Tip of the Day – Balance the backlight

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Whatever your surroundings, when backlighting black dogs it is so important to balance the light coming from behind them, with...

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