before and after Tag

Tip of the Day – Disappearing act

Shooting in urban locations can often mean you struggle to get a clean shot without the dog’s owner in the frame. Simply by also taking a clean background image (without moving a muscle or changing...

Tip of the Day – Crisp and clean backlight

This image is the subject of the second editing tutorial in RealShoots Episode 9. In the 37-minute tutorial video, you can see step-by-step of how I brought this image to life by pushing light into...

Tip of the Day – Hold up the leash

When photographing dogs on-leash in urban areas, leash placement is critical to help minimise the editing required to remove the lead. While it’s a relatively simple task to edit out a leash against a forgiving...

Tip of the Day – Disappearing act

If your doggy subject needs to be on-leash for safety or just to keep them in place, but you still want to include a large swathe of background, but there’s nothing to secure them to,...

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 – The golden glow

In the second editing tutorial in RealShoots Episode 2, I take you through a complete edit - from white balance, contrast, tone corrections and local adjustments to really bring out that golden hour glow in...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking up colours casts from it’s surroundings. The most common issue I see with black dogs is when they’ve been photographed in the shade and end...

Tip of the Day – Spot the difference

Image 5 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions We have an image that at first glance, might not seem to have been edited very heavily. This is...

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 – 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 – 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 – Digital trickery

Getting a great shot of two dogs together often involves a little digital trickery. If the dogs do not have a good stay, put them both on lead and have the handler hold the leads...

Tip of the Day – Pushing a Sunset Photo

This shot is the subject of a “before and after” blog post on my website. Head to the blog on learnpetphotography.com.au to see the “before” image - you won’t believe the difference!...

The beauty of RAW

As a kid, I loved creating masterpiece paintings that ended up proudly stuck to the fridge. My personal mission was always the creation of beautiful new colours. Carefully squeezing out worms of cobalt blue and...

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