May 2017

Tip of the Day – Shallow slice of focus

Image 3 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions When she was younger, Chloe had a reputation for being mischievous and just a little bit naughty, but being...

Tip of the Day – Positive association

Image 2 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Although Chloe is quite deaf, there’s nothing wrong with her senses of smell and sight! I used treats to...

Tip of the Day – Face towards the light

Image 1 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Welcome to the first post for Chloe’s session! Last week we focused on Dutchie, a 4 month old puppy....

Shooting tutorial videos are coming!

At the beginning of this year, I ran a pet photography learning survey and had a HUGE response. It was great to get an insight into exactly what people want to learn when it comes to improving their...

Tip of the Day – Twilight recovery

Image 5 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Last post of the series, so it’s time for a “before and after” today! Twilight images can be really beautiful,...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting compromises

Image 4 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Backlighting can be a tricky lighting technique to master. Ideally, when you’re shooting towards the sun, it’s best to...

Tip of the Day – Puppy playtime

Image 3 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Some of the most appealing shots can come not from set up, carefully posed images - but candids. Puppies...

Tip of the Day – Furry details

Image 2 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions If I know the client is interested in an album (or even if they aren’t!) I always make sure...

Tip of the Day – Recalling action

Image 1 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog 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 Dog Photography Sessions Twilight is one of my favourite times to shoot - especially in open locations - near the water and...

Tip of the Day – Special moments

Image 4 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions One of the main reasons people shy away from being in the photos with their pets, is because they...

Tip of the Day – Careful exposure

This fantastic jetty leads eastwards out into the bay, so late in the afternoon it receives the last bit of sunshine of the day. For this shot, I waited until the sun was down just...

Tip of the Day – Complimentary backgrounds

Image 2 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions The seaside headland where I was shooting Billy’s session has some really cool rocky features - pink and red...

Tip of the Day – Natural action

Image 1 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions. Billy’s afternoon session took place at a seaside location with a jetty, small sandy beach and a rocky headland....

Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions

One of the things I get asked all the time, is how to create a wide variety of different types of shots in a pet photography session. It's easy to fall into the habit of shooting the...

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