backlighting Tag

Tip of the Day – 135mm love

My love affair with my 135mm lens continues…⠀ ⠀ While not the perfect lens for every situation, this lens excels with certain subjects in certain locations.⠀ ⠀ I always shoot with it at ƒ/2 (what’s the point, otherwise?) and...

Tip of the Day – Portrait format action

Do you always shoot “run to me” action shots like this in landscape format? I certainly do! But when you want to include something in the background that doesn’t fit into the regular view, why...

Tip of the Day – Golden half hour

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ That truly warm, golden light only happens in about the...

Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to...

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember...

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...

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 – 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...

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