editing Tag

Tip of the Day – Silhouetto

Silhouettes - I love them! Capturing and editing them is such a massive topic with so much to consider, but it’s all covered in RealShoots Episode 10. In fact, the second editing video is nearly...

Tip of the Day – The group shot

Ah, that elusive but all important group photo. I find that clients usually say “oh we really don’t mind if you don’t get a group shot, it would be impossible surely!” but secretly a group...

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 – Background fix

One of the instructions I give to my dog owners when shooting “run to me” action shots like this one is to move out of the way after they throw the toy towards me. Sometimes,...

Tip of the Day – Head swap

Do you find it tricky to get both dogs in focus when you’re shooting a group photo of two or more dogs? And also getting all dogs looking at the camera, with good expressions? Sometimes...

Tip of the Day – Perfectionist tendencies

perfectionist⠀ pəˈfɛkʃ(ə)nɪst/⠀ noun⠀ 1. a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.⠀ ⠀ Yup - that’s me to a tee! In the quest to make my images nothing short of absolutely perfect, I sometimes go a little...

Tip of the Day – Grassy issues

On my search for a new rural photo location, I specifically looked for a property with fields of naturally long grass - however I came to regret that when I started shooting. Those long pieces...

Tip of the Day – Shoot to edit

Right at the end of Niku’s session, the jetty was just starting to get a little less busy. I had switched to my super wide angle 16-35mm lens and was shooting up close and from...

Tip of the Day – Histogram highlights

Repeat this mantra after me - “White dogs should look white!”⠀ ⠀ Whenever I am photographing a white dog, I always aim to make them look properly white. So how do I achieve this?⠀ ⠀ I expose the image...

Tip of the Day – Settle down

Niku was a bit unsettled on the jetty but as soon as her mum Kay sat down, she decided to stand still instead of shifting around. Instead of disturbing her by asking Kay to stand...

Tip of the Day – Crop last

What I love about cloudy skies is their ability to provide soft, even light, which makes it possible to shoot from virtually any angle, just as long as you’re in a fairly open area. This...

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 – 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 – 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 – Black dogs should look black!

From the archives - this week I’m digging up some old work to share! This photo is from February 2010 and has been re-edited. Looking through the archives I found my original edits of this session,...

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