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Tip of the Day – Observe and create

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Getting to know your client and their pets is one...

Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to...

Tip of the Day – Slow action

This week - your Elements of Composition series is taking a short hiatus - instead we’re celebrating the launch of Episode 3 of RealShoots! Keep an eye out for the big announcement tomorrow when...

Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

9 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 9. Re-create the action⠀ ⠀ Anything that involves rapid motion and direction changes can be tricky to capture, but there are ways of...

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...

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