border collie Tag

Tip of the Day – Subject Placement

Careful placement of your subject (or changing your angle, viewpoint or perspective through lens choice) when shooting against a background with bright highlight areas is important. Even if some areas of the background are blown...

Tip of the Day – Reducing Sun Flare

A little bit of sun flare can lend elements of light and warmth to your backlit late afternoon shots - but don’t let the flare ruin your image by completely washing it out! Know how...

Tip of the Day – Foreground Bokeh

I just love foreground bokeh in an image! To create it, place your subject in a slight dip, or get down super low to the ground. Make sure whatever you’re shooting past (usually grass) is...

Tip of the Day – Foreground Bokeh

Use foreground layers to add extra dimension to your images and create interest. Foliage is great for this, foreground bokeh is so pretty!...

Tip of the Day – Get Some Help

For awesome “jump” shots - get some help! Ask someone to throw the ball up for the dog a couple of times to see how and when they jump. Then set yourself up and concentrate...

Tip of the Day – Pushing a Sunset Photo

This shot is the subject of a “before and after” blog post on my website. Head to the blog on learnpetphotography.com.au to see the “before” image - you won’t believe the difference!...

Tip of the Day – Position on the Edge

Another way to get two dogs lined up perfectly next to each other, is to put them both on the edge of something. Steps, benches, platforms, tables - they’ll usually sit right at the edge...

Tip of the Day – Tethering Two Dogs

When photographing multiple dogs that don’t stay, find something safe and secure to tether them to. With the leads the exact same length, they will reach the limit end of their lead and automatically be...

Tip of the Day – Replay Scenarios

Putting some thought and preparation into capturing action shots of dogs really pays off. Instead of waiting for behaviours to happen, create a repeatable scenario that you can play out multiple times, to give you...

Jodie’s Mentoring Session with Shay the Border Collie

Aspiring pet photographers book mentoring sessions with me for a range of reasons. Sometimes, they might need a bit of practice working with a dog that is not their own. Sometimes they might want to...

Christine’s Mentoring Session with Juno the Border Collie

Launching into a career in pet photography can be an incredibly exciting but often overwhelming process. Not only do you need to develop the photography and editing skills, there's also the whole "running a business"...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Zephyr the Border Collie

Border Collies are a favourite breed of mine to use for mentoring sessions. Often well trained, confident in new surroundings, athletic and not bad to look at either, it makes it easier to teach photography concepts...

Putra’s Mentoring Session with Blue the Border Collie

I seem to be developing a habit of using Border Collies for mentoring sessions! They really are ideal though - usually well trained, active, gorgeous looking and willing to please. Just what I need when...

Removing colour casts in Photoshop

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) In this video editing tutorial, I take an image of Blackie the Border Collie and remove different coloured colour casts on both his...

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