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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...

Tip of the Day – Towards the light

Image 2 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Urban areas are heaps of fun for creative compositions. Since urban elements like walls and buildings are fixed though,...

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 – Black Dogs in Full Sun

Full sun in late afternoon can really make black dogs shine! The hard light brings out the contrast between the shadows and the specular highlights of a shiny coat. Shoot with the sun behind you...

Tip of the Day – Full Sun Action

Struggling getting action shots in focus? Give your camera lots of help by shooting in full sun. Early morning or late afternoon should still give plenty of light and the quality of light means the...

Tip of the Day – Face Towards the Light

Light is important, but don’t write off a cool scene just because the sun isn’t in exactly the right spot - find a way to make it work! The sun was at 45 degrees to...

Tip of the Day – Black Dogs in Full Sun

When photographing black dogs in full sun, ensure the sun is low in the sky and nearly directly at your back, fully illuminating the dog. Side lighting (where the main light source comes from the...

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...

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