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Tip of the Day – Choose the right lens⠀

5 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 5. Choose the right lens⠀ ⠀ Dogs in action are usually easiest to follow from a distance, using a long lens, preferably a...

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 4. Get down low⠀ ⠀ This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives...

Tip of the Day – Use a fast shutter speed⠀

3 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 3. Use a fast shutter speed ⠀ The number one reason that people end up with blurry images when taking action photos is...

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 – Find a good location

1 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs 1. Find a good location Large open areas are the best option - think beaches, large open parks, fields or paddocks. Avoid...

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 – 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 – Plan for sunset

Image 5 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Twilight is one of my favourite times to shoot - especially in open locations - near the water and...

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 – Candid beach shots

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Fen at Manuel Antonio beach at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ Photographing dogs running free on the beach...

Tip of the Day – Grab those opportunities

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Mickey at Manuel Antonio beach at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ Don’t always wait for the planets to...

Tip of the Day – Choosing action locations

Shooting action directly under the shade of trees doesn’t usually provide enough light. The ideal location is a big grassy area open to the sky, with trees or bushes to the west, shading the area...

Tip of the Day – Leading Lines

Use perspective to lead the eye to your subject. Man made structures such as roads, fences, railings and walls are all great as they provide straight “leading lines” in your shot. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Canon EOS 1D X,...

Tip of the Day – Play and shoot

Create variety in your dog photography sessions by shooting action. Playing directly with your subject while shooting results in engaging expressions and helps to tell their story. Shooting blind (not looking through the viewfinder) takes...

10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

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Tip of the Day – Let puppies play!

Puppies can be deceptively fast, infinitely random and not very cooperative when it comes to taking photos! Let them play and stay well back with a long lens. If they come over to check you...

Tip of the Day – Tongues

Never underestimate the reach, flexibility and sheer comedic value of the tongue of a Great Dane when in full flight. That is all for today....

Tip of the Day – Include Something Memorable

When shooting for a client, include favourite toys if they play a big part in the dog’s life! Photos like these are fun to look back on and jog happy memories in years to come....

Tip of the Day – Manual Exposure for Changing Backgrounds

Shooting in manual exposure mode has many advantages. When shooting action against a changing background, where the dog is moving around constantly, keeping the correct exposure fixed manually means consistent exposures when the background changes...

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