dog and owner Tag

Tip of the Day – Space out your subjects

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 – Switch to wide

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 – Keep faces close

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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – Special moments

Image 4 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ One of the main reasons people shy away from being in the photos with their pets, is because they...

Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

Sitting little dogs up on their owners shoulders like this can be a good way of getting them to stay where you want them. It also means you can include the owner in the image,...

Tip of the Day – Candid moments

Candid moments between dogs and their owners are often the most genuine. Instead of “posing” people - ask them to go sit down somewhere (where the background and light is pretty) and just ask them...

Tip of the Day – Lap dog pose

An alternative pose for dogs and owners, putting little dogs on laps can sometimes help to keep them calm and still. People don’t always like their faces in photos, but are happy for parts of...

Tip of the Day – Silhouette Portraits

If your usual subject matter is dogs, you may feel a little lost when asked to photograph people with their pets! One way of creating low-pressure “pet and owner” shots that they will love, is...

Tip of the Day – Owner Detail Shots

When shooting for a client and they’ve indicated they’d to be involved in some of the photos, but aren’t a fan of photos, find creative ways to incorporate them without focusing on their face or...

Tip of the Day – Owner Interactions

When including owners in the shot, put them at ease by asking them to interact with their dog. My favourite dog and owner images are natural, candid captures of belly rubs, kisses and paw shakes....

Tip of the Day – Dog and Owner Silhouettes

Silhouettes are a great way of capturing the relationship between dog and owner, especially if the owner is camera shy. Beautiful sunsets make all the difference to these kinds of shots....

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