Tip of the Day – Space to look into

Tip of the Day – Space to look into

From the archives – I’m digging up some old work to share! This photo is from May 2010 and has been re-edited.

Photographing dogs isn’t all about getting their attention and having them looking at the camera. Capturing moments where their gaze is directed elsewhere a great storytelling technique and also shows off different physical aspects that their owner might love – such as the shape of their nose, the way their ears hang or some special markings. Compositionally, when showing a side profile or a non-direct gaze, always allow space for them to “look into” in the image. If it hasn’t been done in-camera, keep it in mind when you’re cropping.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 150mm, ISO 125, 1/500 sec, f/4

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