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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 – Twilight recovery

Image 5 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions Last post of the series, so it’s time for a “before and after” today! Twilight images can be really beautiful,...

Tip of the Day – Careful exposure

Image 3 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This fantastic jetty leads eastwards out into the bay, so late in the afternoon it receives the last bit...

Tip of the Day – Highlight Clipping

It can be really easy to accidentally "blow out" the highlights of white dogs in full sun. Blown out highlights result in no image data in the whitest parts of the image. To prevent this,...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting Black and White Dogs

Another lighting style that can work well for black and white dogs is backlighting - making sure the shaded side of the dog - the side you’re shooting - is receiving plentiful, even light from...

Tip of the Day – Manual Exposure

Shooting in Manual exposure mode will give you more reliable results when shooting in difficult lighting situations, such as backlight. Depending on the metering mode, automatic exposure modes will often tend to overcompensate for a...

Tip of the Day – Balancing Backlighting Exposure

*Black dogs* When photographing black dogs with backlight (the sun behind the dog) it's super important that the front, shaded side of the dog is also well illuminated from a secondary light source such as...

Tip of the Day – Black and White Dogs

We’ve talked about black dogs and white dogs, but what about black AND white dogs? Since black and white fur presents so much contrast, it’s even more important to keep the lighting even - which...

Tip of the Day – Underexpose Silhouettes

For perfectly exposed silhouette shots, underexpose the image to bring out the colour in the sky and make your subject black. Dial in some negative exposure compensation, or switch to Manual exposure for more control....

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