natural light Tag

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

*Visit the blog post to see a before and after!* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking...

Tip of the Day – Balance the backlight

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Whatever your surroundings, when backlighting black dogs it is so important to balance the light coming from behind them, with...

Tip of the Day – Dark eye catchlights

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀ ⠀ Black dogs often have very dark eyes that without good lighting, can tend to disappear into fathomless dark blobs with...

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 – Indoors Lighting

Indoor shots can look great, just as long as your subject receives enough light. Face them towards a light source - a large window, sliding glass door or skylight - rather than facing them into...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Buddah the British Bulldog

The second of my shooting mentoring sessions with Nicola (our first model being Zephyr the tri coloured, blue eyed Border Collie) was a very different style of shoot. Our model was a British Bulldog called Buddah and the session took place...

The beauty of RAW

As a kid, I loved creating masterpiece paintings that ended up proudly stuck to the fridge. My personal mission was always the creation of beautiful new colours. Carefully squeezing out worms of cobalt blue and...

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