October 2017

Tip of the Day – Negative space

Today we’re focusing on negative space - the area of your image not taken up by the subject. It’s a universal element of composition also widely used in design, sculpture and architecture, as well as...

Tip of the Day – Bring back the glow

Today we’re having a look at an image taken towards the end of Bella’s RealShoots session. The sun was almost about to set and if we were out in the open, there would have been...

Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

When photographing little dogs and their owners, the size difference between them forces you to think creatively when it comes to posing them. One way to address this is to have the owner hold their...

Tip of the Day – Slow action

Action shots can sometimes be tricky to orchestrate when the dog isn’t interested in chasing a ball or toy. For dogs that are very treat motivated - developing a bond with them beforehand will ensure...

Tip of the Day – Seek shelter

Bella was our beautiful model for Episode 3 - isn’t she a cutie? When I arrived at Bella’s house it was raining - a summer storm - complete with thunder and lightning - was passing...

Tip of the Day – Rule of thirds

The “rule of thirds” is probably the most well known and widely used rule of composition - and for good reason - it’s probably the most easily understood and effective rule of them all. The basic...

Tip of the Day – Pattern composition

Pattern can be a tricky element to incorporate into pet photography as often we’re working in natural environments, but it can be done if you always keep an eye out out for opportunities - you’ll...

Tip of the Day – Framed composition

Another rather straightforward technique used to draw attention to the subject within an image, is framing. In this case, Clive here is perfectly framed within the chair - with the chair cushion forming a kind...

Tip of the Day – Leading lines

Using leading lines is a great way to draw the viewers attention to where you want it - your furry subject! Leading lines often go hand in hand with perspective created by man-made objects such...

Tip of the Day – Centered Composition

We’ll start off with the simplest element, which is often overlooked and even shunned because it is so basic. Centering is what most people who are starting out as photographers default to - after all...

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