expression Tag

Tip of the Day – Switch it up

Creating variety during a dog photography session is something many pet photographers struggle with. Just how many ways is it possible to capture the same subject at the same location, anyway?⠀ ⠀ An easy method I like...

Tip of the Day – Portraits vs pictures

Capturing moments like these is what makes your photos not just “a picture of a dog”, but a portrait of that particular dog. I took this as we were actually trying to manoeuvre both dogs...

Tip of the Day – Expression is king

I simply cannot emphasise the need for capturing expression enough, when photographing dogs.⠀ ⠀ Expression makes all the difference between taking a picture of a dog - and creating that dog’s portrait.⠀ ⠀ Expression is what draws you into...

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 – The importance of expression

Capturing expression in dogs is the number one thing that differentiates the work of a “pet photographer” with the work of a general photographer. An image can be technically perfect with beautiful lighting but still...

Tip of the Day – Windy ears

Image 1 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This is the fifth week of this series and the last! Gee that’s gone quickly! I’d love to know...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting compromises

Image 4 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Backlighting can be a tricky lighting technique to master. Ideally, when you’re shooting towards the sun, it’s best to...

Tip of the Day – Capture interaction

It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Splash and her mum Holly at Matapalo beach at Barkarica in Costa Rica, February 2017.⠀ ⠀ I love a good...

Tip of the Day – Funny expressions

Be ready to capture those funny in-between expressions, as your clients will often love them! We worked really hard to get Sammy’s mouth closed as it was sooo humid and hot in Costa Rica. We...

Tip of the Day – Puppy attention spans

Puppies are super fun to photograph but can be challenging! They are usually curious and responsive to all manner of things, but take care not to over-use effective noises to get their attention as they...

Tip of the Day – Be Ready

Always be ready for the unexpected! As much as we humanise them, dogs are animals, and animals do random things when you least expect it. Constantly observing the body language of your canine subject might...

Tip of the Day – Capture Happies

Images of dogs are more endearing to us when they’re focused on us, alert and happy. Images where the dog is exhibiting eye contact, ears erect and forward, head up and even tilted a little...

Tip of the Day ~ Attention Please!

What motivates your subject and gets their attention? For some dogs it’s treats, but for Pruna the Spanish Water Dog here, it was her ball! Pruna was one of the amazing models at our recent...

Tip of the Day – Capture Expression

I can’t emphasis enough how important capturing expression is in dog photography! Expression is what sets your work apart and makes your images engaging, interesting and storytelling - rather than just a photo of a...

Tip of the Day – Include Something Memorable

When shooting for a client, include favourite toys if they play a big part in the dog’s life! Photos like these are fun to look back on and jog happy memories in years to come....

Tip of the Day – Expression in Silhouettes

Use body language and posture to tell a story when shooting silhouettes. Capture a nice clear outline of your subject - side on to you is often the best way to do this. Without seeing...

Tip of the Day – Capture Expression in Adoptables

When taking photos of adoptable dogs looking for new homes, go the extra mile to try and capture some personality and create an emotional connection. Your images will stand out above all the regular standard...

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