July 2016

Tip of the Day – Graffiti Walls

Graffiti walls make super cool backdrops for colourful and fun dog photos! Unfortunately graffiti walls are often located in places with less than ideal lighting like down alleyways or behind buildings. To obtain the most...

Tip of the Day – Be Ready

Always be ready for the unexpected! As much as we humanise them, dogs are animals, and animals do random things when you least expect it. Constantly observing the body language of your canine subject might...

Tip of the Day – Capture Happies

Images of dogs are more endearing to us when they’re focused on us, alert and happy. Images where the dog is exhibiting eye contact, ears erect and forward, head up and even tilted a little...

Tip of the Day – Centre Composition

Are you familiar with all the rules of composition? Centering is one of the most basic, but when done well, one of the more powerful techniques. It usually works best when your subject and/or background...

Tip of the Day – Block the Flare

If you struggle with lens flare (that washed-out look) when shooting with backlight - remember that it’s caused by direct sunlight striking the end of your lens. When shooting late in the day in an...

Tip of the Day – Silhouette Portraits

If your usual subject matter is dogs, you may feel a little lost when asked to photograph people with their pets! One way of creating low-pressure “pet and owner” shots that they will love, is...

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 – Elevate Small Dogs

When shooting in locations with long grass, little dogs can become easily lost! Pop them up on a log or somewhere elevated to help keep them in place (using my ‘positioning on the edge’ technique...

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