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Tip of the Day – Choose the right lens⠀

5 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 5. Choose the right lens⠀ ⠀ Dogs in action are usually easiest to follow from a distance, using a long lens, preferably a...

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 4. Get down low⠀ ⠀ This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives...

Tip of the Day – Use a fast shutter speed⠀

3 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 3. Use a fast shutter speed ⠀ The number one reason that people end up with blurry images when taking action photos is...

Tip of the Day – Pay attention to the light

2 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 2. Pay attention to the light⠀ ⠀ Plentiful light is a crucial ingredient in creating sharp, in-focus action photos. Why? Because lots of...

Tip of the Day – Find a good location

1 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs 1. Find a good location Large open areas are the best option - think beaches, large open parks, fields or paddocks. Avoid...

Tip of the Day – Spot the difference

Image 5 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This is it - the very last post of the series! Due to popular demand, next week we are...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting basics

Image 4 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ A quick and easy backlighting tip for you today! For best results, backlighting should be done when the sun...

Tip of the Day – Attentive walking

Image 3 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ I love a “doggy walking with owner” shot, but only if the dog isn’t pulling out in front. Some...

Tip of the Day – Towards the light

Image 2 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Urban areas are heaps of fun for creative compositions. Since urban elements like walls and buildings are fixed though,...

Tip of the Day – Windy ears

Image 1 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This is the fifth week of this series and the last! Gee that’s gone quickly! I’d love to know...

Tip of the Day – Highlight detail

Image 5 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions It's "before and after" Friday again! When shooting with backlight, in most cases it’s a good idea to deliberately under-expose...

Tip of the Day – My family

Image 4 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Remember my post about the “puppy dog eyes” shot earlier this week? This image is a variation on that...

Tip of the Day – Colouriffic

Image 3 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Include some colour!⠀ ⠀ This is completely dependent on your shooting location of course, but if you can choose a spot...

Tip of the Day – Be ready with continuous focus

Image 2 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Always be “ready for anything” when photographing dogs.⠀ ⠀ Shooting in continuous focus (AI Servo on Canon and AF-C on Nikon)...

Tip of the Day – Puppy dog eyes

Image 1 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Welcome to the first post for Scully’s session! Scully is a lovely young Border Collie girl who is described...

Tip of the Day – Warm it up

Image 5 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions It’s “before and after” Friday again! (for those of you elsewhere in the world, it’s Friday in Australia so...

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them...

Tip of the Day – Shallow slice of focus

Image 3 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ When she was younger, Chloe had a reputation for being mischievous and just a little bit naughty, but being...

Tip of the Day – Positive association

Image 2 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Although Chloe is quite deaf, there’s nothing wrong with her senses of smell and sight! I used treats to...

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