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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 – 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 – Complimentary backgrounds

Image 2 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ The seaside headland where I was shooting Billy’s session has some really cool rocky features - pink and red...

Tip of the Day – Move the focus point

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Sadie at Rainmaker at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ Select a single focus point and carefully place it...

10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

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Tip of the Day – Spot Focus Point

For dogs with hair over their eyes, face them upwards towards the light to get some light and catchlights into their eyes. If your camera offers it, use a very fine focus point (Single-point Spot...

Tip of the Day – Continuous Autofocus

Even the most well-trained dogs are never completely still. I recommend always shooting in continuous autofocus mode. That’s AI Servo in Canon and AF-C in Nikon. Consider learning how to use back button focusing so...

Tip of the Day – Cloudy Day Action

Fast shutter speeds are the key to obtaining sharp action shots! On overcast days or in low light, crank up your ISO as much as you can to allow for a fast shutter speed -...

Tip of the Day – Know Your Camera

Read your camera’s manual cover to cover and experiment with different focusing settings to find the best combination for you. High end cameras especially have a multitude of selectable focus points, focusing modes and tracking...

Tip of the Day – Use Continuous Focus

When attempting to photograph a dog running directly towards you, track continuously (use AI Servo / AF-C) and shoot continuously in burst mode, at the highest frame rate your camera is capable of. Try to...

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