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Tip of the Day – Practice!

10 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ Today is the last post in the series! Next week, I’ll be sharing some images and insight from the very first...

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 – Shoot continuously

8 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ By popular demand, we’re focusing on action photography for the next two weeks! I’ll be sharing bite-sized tips and multiple image...

Tip of the Day – Focus!

7 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 7. Focus!⠀ ⠀ Obtaining sharp focus in action shots is possibly the most important aspect of them all – and the hardest!⠀ ⠀ Depending on...

Tip of the Day – Be steady and stable

6 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs” ⠀ 6. Be steady and stable⠀ ⠀ It may seem obvious or even trivial, but this is such an important step! Holding the camera...

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,...

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