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Tip of the Day – Towards the light

Image 2 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Urban areas are heaps of fun for creative compositions. Since urban elements like walls and buildings are fixed though,...

Tip of the Day – Windy ears

Image 1 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions This shot is a “puppy dog eyes” style but can you pick what makes it a bit different? It’s...

Tip of the Day – Highlight detail

Image 5 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions When shooting with backlight, in most cases it’s a good idea to deliberately under-expose the image - not completely...

Tip of the Day – My family

Image 4 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Remember my post about the “puppy dog eyes” shot earlier this week? This image is a variation on that...

Tip of the Day – Colouriffic

Image 3 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Include some colour! This is completely dependent on your shooting location of course, but if you can choose a spot...

Tip of the Day – Be ready with continuous focus

Image 2 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Always be “ready for anything” when photographing dogs. Shooting in continuous focus (AI Servo on Canon and AF-C on Nikon)...

Tip of the Day – Puppy dog eyes

Image 1 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Welcome to the first post for Scully’s session! Scully is a lovely young Border Collie girl who is described...

Tip of the Day – Warm it up

Image 5 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions I’m a total sucker for a backlit shot, so when the sun was getting down nice and low to...

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them...

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...

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