backlighting Tag

Tip of the Day – Backlighting background watch

Backlighting can be tricky to master! When you have strong light coming from behind your subjects, it can be a challenge to get your background looking good. All that bright light back there creates hot...

Tip of the Day – Flare fix

Have you ever struggled with flare when shooting with backlight? You can identify flare while you are shooting by looking through the viewfinder or reviewing the images on the back of the camera. Flared out images...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting 101

It’s a Backlighting 101 tip for you today. This was taken in a large grassy area, with a screen of trees to the west filtering the late afternoon sunshine. When shooting with backlight using natural light...

Tip of the Day – 135mm love

My love affair with my 135mm lens continues…⠀ ⠀ While not the perfect lens for every situation, this lens excels with certain subjects in certain locations.⠀ ⠀ I always shoot with it at ƒ/2 (what’s the point, otherwise?) and...

Tip of the Day – Portrait format action

Do you always shoot “run to me” action shots like this in landscape format? I certainly do! But when you want to include something in the background that doesn’t fit into the regular view, why...

Tip of the Day – Golden half hour

That truly warm, golden light only happens in about the last half an hour to 15 minutes before the sun goes down. They talk about the golden hour, but more accurately it’s closer to the...

Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to stay where you want them. Ask the owner or handler to hold the leash straight up, and stand next to them, with their body as...

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember you need to balance the direct sun light coming from behind the dog, with another light source illuminating the front side of them. Too much...

Tip of the Day – The golden glow

One of the two editing tutorials in this episode, is this shot! ⠀ ⠀ In the tutorial, I take you through a complete edit - from white balance, contrast, tone corrections and local adjustments to really bring...

Tip of the Day – Balance the backlight

Whatever your surroundings, when backlighting black dogs it is so important to balance the light coming from behind them, with the light falling onto the front of them. To make sure enough light is falling on...

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4. Get down low This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives a more accurate perspective and sense of scale. It allows you to capture expressions...

Tip of the Day – Pay attention to the light

2. Pay attention to the light Plentiful light is a crucial ingredient in creating sharp, in-focus action photos. Why? Because lots of light allows you to use a fast shutter speed and helps the autofocus system...

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