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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

It’s the end of the week, so it’s “Before and After Friday” - today we’re focusing on a before-and-after featured as one of the full Lightroom + Photoshop edits in RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

*Visit the blog post to see a before and after!* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking...

Tip of the Day – Spot the difference

Image 5 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This is it - the very last post of the series! Due to popular demand, next week we are...

Tip of the Day – Digital trickery

*Check out the before and after and let me know if you find this useful in the comments!* It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Maggie...

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,...

Tip of the Day – Editing Clear Sky Silhouettes

Shooting a silhouette at sunset on a cloud-free day and want to add some interest to the image? Since you don’t have to worry about what your subject looks like - you can go a...

Tip of the Day – White Balance in Lightroom

*Lightroom editing* If the dog has some white fur, easily set white balance in Lightroom with this simple trick. In this video, we start off with As Shot white balance. I cycle through Cloudy, Shade...

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!...

Tip of the Day – Making Blue Skies Blue

Editing tip: if the sky in your image is a very pale blue and you’d like to bring it out more - in Lightroom - go to the HSL (Hue / Saturation / Luminance) panel...

Great Dane Head Swap Photoshop Editing Tutorial

BEST VIEWED FULL SCREEN IN HD (click icon at bottom right of video) Group shots of dogs can be pretty tricky to nail in-camera at the best of times. With three off-lead Great Danes in a...

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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