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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 – 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 – 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 – Puppy dog eyes

Image 1 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Welcome to the first post for Scully’s session! Scully is a lovely young Border Collie girl who is described...

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them...

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 – Positive association

Image 2 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Although Chloe is quite deaf, there’s nothing wrong with her senses of smell and sight! I used treats to...

Tip of the Day – Face towards the light

Image 1 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Welcome to the first post for Chloe’s session! Last week we focused on Dutchie, a 4 month old puppy....

Tip of the Day – Puppy playtime

Image 3 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Some of the most appealing shots can come not from set up, carefully posed images - but candids. Puppies...

Tip of the Day – Recalling action

Image 1 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀⠀ Welcome to the first post for Dutchie’s session! Dutchie the Cavoodle was just 4 months old at the time...

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 – 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 – Natural action

Image 1 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions Billy’s afternoon session took place at a seaside location with a jetty, small sandy beach and a rocky headland....

Tip of the Day – Capture interaction

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Splash and her mum Holly at Matapalo beach at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ I love a good...

Tip of the Day – Funny expressions

Be ready to capture those funny in-between expressions, as your clients will often love them! We worked really hard to get Sammy’s mouth closed as it was sooo humid and hot in Costa Rica. We...

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 – Narrow angle of view

A long lens is invaluable when shooting in busy, cluttered environments. The narrow field of view (only 10 degrees with a 200mm focal length) helps isolate the subject against a small area of background. With...

Tip of the Day – Use a bench seat

Group shots are nearly always a little challenging! If your subjects are small enough, like this foursome of gorgeous Cavaliers here, try popping them up on a bench to stop them from moving around. Use...

Tip of the Day – Puppy attention spans

Puppies are super fun to photograph but can be challenging! They are usually curious and responsive to all manner of things, but take care not to over-use effective noises to get their attention as they...

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