urban Tag

Tip of the Day – Leading lines

For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ Using leading lines is a great way to draw the viewers attention to where you want it -...

Tip of the Day – Perfectly framed

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Especially when shooting in urban areas, use your surroundings to frame and feature dog and owner relationships. This beautiful church doorway creates...

Tip of the Day – Look up

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ Lighting can be tricky in urban areas, with sources of shade from buildings from multiple directions at once. To ensure you obtain catchlights in the...

Tip of the Day – Level up

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ It can be a real balancing act to feature very small subjects, such as little dogs like Chase here, in a scene where they are...

Tip of the Day – Search for colour

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ Colour is another element that’s usually more readily available when shooting in urban areas. Rather than the earthy greens and browns of natural areas, in...

Tip of the Day – Urban doorways

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Urban!⠀ ⠀ When shooting in urban areas, always keep an eye out for interesting doorways - those that are rustic, brightly coloured or contrasting with the surrounding...

Tip of the Day – Urban elevation

I may have mentioned this before, but it’s a good tip and bears repeating! If your subject doesn’t have a good “stay” consider elevating them on the edge of something. In urban environments there are...

Tip of the Day – Urban Exploration

Shooting in urban areas forces you to explore, improvise and experiment. Unexpected things can pop up just around the next corner, so you keep an open mind and a positive attitude. This awesome etched metal...

Tip of the Day – Expanding Perspective

Carrying on from yesterday’s post about focal length - understanding the effects of focal length on perspective comes in handy when photographing a small subject in front of a big background - like Indy the...

Tip of the Day – Compressing Perspective

Understanding the effects of focal length on perspective comes in handy when photographing a small subject in front of a big background - like Indy the Miniature Poodle here in front of the Brisbane Gallery...

Tip of the Day – Urban Catchlights

When shooting in urban environments, dealing with all the sources of shade you’ll encounter, it can be hard to get your subject lit nicely. Even if you place your subject somewhere with limited light, try...

Tip of the Day – Urban Colour

When shooting in urban environments, keep an eye out for ways you can incorporate colour into your shots! Coloured walls, sculptures and buildings can offer splashes of colour to spice up a collection of images...

Tip of the Day – Minimise Clutter

When shooting in urban areas, look for ways you can place the dog in scenes or in front of buildings where the angle of view minimises clutter. This may mean elevating the dog on a...

Mel’s Mentoring Session with Pepper the Dalmatian

After being in business for nearly 6 years, I just couldn't believe I'd never had a session with a Dalmatian, so when it came time to choose a model for my mentoring session with Mel...

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...

Shannon’s Mentoring Session with Kierrah the Boxer X

I choose my models for mentoring sessions very carefully, as I want my students to have the best possible experience. Most of the time, I prefer to use dogs who have a good level of obedience so...

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