Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day – Keep it interesting

This week’s theme is “How to Train Your Dog Model”.⠀ ⠀ 4/5 Keep it interesting⠀ ⠀ The last thing you want your photo sessions with your dog to be are routine. If they know that every afternoon at 4pm...

Tip of the Day – Make it high reward

This week’s theme is “How to Train Your Dog Model”.⠀ ⠀ 3/5 Make it high reward⠀ ⠀ Co-operating with you while you’re taking photos should always result in some super special rewards for your dog. Depending on what drives...

Tip of the Day – Short and sweet

This week’s theme is “How to Train Your Dog Model”.⠀ ⠀ 2/5 Short and sweet⠀ ⠀ Because you are probably going to be taking many, many of photos of your own dog over the years, there’s no need to...

Tip of the Day – Start off slow

This week’s theme is “How to Train Your Dog Model”.⠀ ⠀ 1/5 Start off slow⠀ ⠀ Your dog’s initial introduction to your camera should be the same as if you’re meeting a new dog for the first time. Depending...

Tip of the Day – Disappearing act

It’s the end of the week, so it’s “Before and After Friday” - today we’re focusing on a before-and-after featured as one of the full Lightroom + Photoshop edits in RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli...

Tip of the Day – 135mm love

My love affair with my 135mm lens continues…⠀ ⠀ While not the perfect lens for every situation, this lens excels with certain subjects in certain locations.⠀ ⠀ I always shoot with it at ƒ/2 (what’s the point, otherwise?) and...

Tip of the Day – Relaxed posed portraits

For posed portraits of people with their dogs - shots where they are looking at the camera and smiling, as opposed to candids where they are interacting with their dogs - there’s one important thing...

Tip of the Day – Contrast for focus

Do you struggle to capture sharp action shots? Do you find your camera struggles to lock focus, and when it does, it gets “left behind” when the dog is running fast? Well, the issue just...

Tip of the Day – Portrait format action

Do you always shoot “run to me” action shots like this in landscape format? I certainly do! But when you want to include something in the background that doesn’t fit into the regular view, why...

Tip of the Day – Golden half hour

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ That truly warm, golden light only happens in about the...

Tip of the Day – Unposed

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Using your powers of observation during a shoot is so...

Tip of the Day – Observe and create

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Getting to know your client and their pets is one...

Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to...

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember...

Tip of the Day – SpiderPro Camera Holster

This week on tip of the day we’re covering something a little different - 5 Essential Items for Pet Photographers. This final tip is a video tip - direct from the latest episode of my

Tip of the Day – Game callers

This week on tip of the day we’re going to cover something a little different - 5 essential items for pet photographers! Number one is game callers. Getting the dog’s attention towards you and the camera...

Tip of the Day – Diagonals and triangles

This is the final post of the Elements of Composition series on Tip of the Day!⠀ ⠀ Next week Tip of the Day will be having a break, while I prepare something a bit different for you....

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