dog and owner Tag

Tip of the Day – Unscripted candids

Photos of dogs with their owners are not all about perfect, posed shots of all the members of the group sitting there looking pretty (though, that can be nice too!). Some of my favourite dog...

Tip of the Day – Walk by

This week we’re celebrating the release of Episode 5 of RealShoots - Bendy in the Village! This is a special one because I’m donating $10 from every Episode 5 purchase to Brisbane Greyhound rescue group...

Tip of the Day – Heads up

This week we’re celebrating the release of Episode 5 of RealShoots - Bendy in the Village! This is a special one because I’m donating $10 from every Episode 5 purchase to Brisbane Greyhound rescue group...

Tip of the Day – Observe and create

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ Getting to know your client and their pets is one...

Tip of the Day – Space out your subjects

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Silhouettes are one of my favourite ways to incorporate owners into the session, without placing too much pressure on them. I like...

Tip of the Day – Switch to wide

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Here’s a tip for creating variety when photographing dogs with their owners.⠀ ⠀ If you’re finished taking a group shot with a long lens...

Tip of the Day – Keep faces close

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ For posed portraits (which people do sometimes request), if you are working with dogs of different sizes, try to bring the larger...

Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Shooting from a long way back and zooming in with a telephoto lens is a great way to include the surroundings, while...

Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People! I can’t emphasis enough, how important it is with pets and people to capture natural interactions, expressions and poses. Asking people to...

Tip of the Day – Perfectly framed

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Especially when shooting in urban areas, use your surroundings to frame and feature dog and owner relationships. This beautiful church doorway creates...

Tip of the Day – Give them space

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ When working with dogs that are fearful with new people but have a solid, trusting relationship with their owners, capturing “dog and...

Tip of the Day – Get down to their level

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Getting down to the level of the dog applies when both photographing them, as well as being photographing with them, especially when...

Tip of the Day – Interactions

When shooting images of dogs and their owners, focusing on natural interactions between them is a good way of capturing their bond. If they have taught their dog some tricks, having them run through those...

Tip of the Day – Attentive walking

Image 3 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ I love a “doggy walking with owner” shot, but only if the dog isn’t pulling out in front. Some...

Tip of the Day – My family

Image 4 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet 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 – Special moments

Image 4 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ One of the main reasons people shy away from being in the photos with their pets, is because they...

Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

Sitting little dogs up on their owners shoulders like this can be a good way of getting them to stay where you want them. It also means you can include the owner in the image,...

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