catchlights Tag

Tip of the Day – Look up

Lighting can be tricky in urban areas, with sources of shade from buildings from multiple directions at once. To ensure you obtain catchlights in the eyes always face your subject towards a light source. If...

Tip of the Day – Dark eye catchlights

Black dogs often have very dark eyes that without good lighting, can tend to disappear into fathomless dark blobs with no detail. Catchlights are essential. To ensure you get catchlights in the dog’s eyes, make...

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....

Tip of the Day – Dealing with Hair Over Eyes

Little dogs with deep set eyes and lots of hair are always a challenge to get the focus on the eyes! One way you can make life easier for yourself, is to face them upwards....

Tip of the Day – Urban Catchlights

When shooting in urban environments, dealing with all the sources of shade you’ll encounter, it can be hard to get your subject lit nicely. Even if you place your subject somewhere with limited light, try...

Tip of the Day – Hairy Dog Catchlights

For very hairy dogs, consider trimming the hair around the eyes - or ask the owner to if shooting for a client. Lots of hair around eyes can make focusing very tricky and can also...

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