Tip of the Day

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Are you the kind of person who likes absorbing little pieces of information at a time? Maybe you don’t have time to sit down and read an e-book, or perhaps an international pet photography retreat isn’t in the budget?

I have the perfect solution for you!

Every weekday, I post a new pet photography tip on my super popular Learn Pet Photography Instagram account. I cover all kinds of topics such as shooting action, working with various types of lighting and dog handling. Each image posted is usually accompanied by the full camera settings.

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  • 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 - your furry subject! Leading lines often go hand in hand with perspective created by man-made objects suc...

  • Tip of the Day – Centered Composition

    For the next three weeks on Tip of the Day, we’re delving deep into the Elements of Composition!⠀ ⠀ We’ll start off with the simplest element, which is often overlooked and even shunned because it is so basic. Centering is what most people who are starting out as photographers default to -...

  • Tip of the Day – Space out your subjects

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Silhouettes are one of my favourite ways to incorporate owners into the session, without placing too much pressure on them. I like to explain to them that silhouettes will only show their outline - they’ll be complete...

  • Tip of the Day – Switch to wide

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Here’s a tip for creating variety when photographing dogs with their owners.⠀ ⠀ If you’re finished taking a group shot with a long lens to capture natural interactions, ask them to stay where they are while yo...

  • Tip of the Day – Keep faces close

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ For posed portraits (which people do sometimes request), if you are working with dogs of different sizes, try to bring the larger dog down down to the smaller dog’s level, and bring any people in the shot down as well...

  • Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Shooting from a long way back and zooming in with a telephoto lens is a great way to include the surroundings, while reducing the pressure on people to “pose”. I often send them off for a walk - saying to walk up to...

  • Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People! I can’t emphasis enough, how important it is with pets and people to capture natural interactions, expressions and poses. Asking people to pose and micro-managing where their hands or arms are, or where exactly they are loo...

  • Tip of the Day – The golden glow

    *Click through to the blog post to see the interactive before and after.* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re celebrating the launch of RealShoots Episode 2: Bandit at the Park! When purchasing the episo...

  • Tip of the Day – Recalling water action

    This week on Tip of the Day, we’re celebrating the launch of RealShoots Episode 2: Bandit at the Park!⠀ ⠀ RealShoots Episode 2: Bandit at the Park has been out for a couple of days now and there’s s...

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