January 2017

10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

Flying ears, flapping tongues and crazy eyes. Action photos of dogs are often hilarious and always incredibly popular, but as you may have discovered, they’re not always the easiest to capture. Obtaining sharp action shots...

Tip of the Day – Deaf and blind dogs

When working with deaf or blind (or both, in this case) dogs, it can be very challenging to obtain expression. Instead of defaulting to noises and visual cues, target other senses. Some may sense vibration...

Tip of the Day – Spot Focus Point

For dogs with hair over their eyes, face them upwards towards the light to get some light and catchlights into their eyes. If your camera offers it, use a very fine focus point (Single-point Spot...

Tip of the Day – Declutter

Not everyone lives in a show home! When photographing cats indoors, do a quick clean-up of the room you're shooting in. Often there will be clutter in the background that can easily be removed before...

Tip of the Day – Find Shade at Midday

If you simply have to shoot in the middle of the day, try to find some shade. Harsh overhead sunlight is never pretty. Building shade can be great - just make sure you face your...

Tip of the Day – Keep on leash for control

Even in locations that allow dogs off leash, sometimes it’s just easier to keep dogs on leash for more control - especially if they don’t have a good stay or recall. If nothing is available...

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...

Fletcher the Australian Shepherd

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A big hello and happy new year to all you lovely pet photography professionals and enthusiasts! I've started off 2017 with a million ideas and projects I want to pursue, but only limited time in which to do them....

Tip of the Day – Highlight Clipping

It can be really easy to accidentally "blow out" the highlights of white dogs in full sun. Blown out highlights result in no image data in the whitest parts of the image. To prevent this,...

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