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Tip of the Day – Contrast for focus

Do you struggle to capture sharp action shots? Do you find your camera struggles to lock focus, and when it does, it gets “left behind” when the dog is running fast? Well, the issue just...

Tip of the Day – Unposed

Using your powers of observation during a shoot is so important. Always be watching what your doggy models are doing, how they are interacting with their owners and the world around them. Capturing spontaneous moments...

Tip of the Day – Wide angle shadows

Being aware of your lighting is SO important when photographing black dogs. I can’t emphasis this enough! Shooting on a sunny day in full sun, with the sun low in the sky behind you, is...

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4. Get down low This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives a more accurate perspective and sense of scale. It allows you to capture expressions...

Tip of the Day – Pay attention to the light

2. Pay attention to the light Plentiful light is a crucial ingredient in creating sharp, in-focus action photos. Why? Because lots of light allows you to use a fast shutter speed and helps the autofocus system...

Tip of the Day – Towards the light

Image 2 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Urban areas are heaps of fun for creative compositions. Since urban elements like walls and buildings are fixed though,...

Tip of the Day – Highlight Clipping

It can be really easy to accidentally "blow out" the highlights of white dogs in full sun. Blown out highlights result in no image data in the whitest parts of the image. To prevent this,...

Tip of the Day – Avoid Side Light

Full sun in late afternoon can really make black dogs shine! The hard light brings out the contrast between the shadows and the specular highlights of a shiny coat. Shoot with the sun behind you...

Tip of the Day – Full Sun Action

Struggling getting action shots in focus? Give your camera lots of help by shooting in full sun. Early morning or late afternoon should still give plenty of light and the quality of light means the...

Tip of the Day – Face Towards the Light

Light is important, but don’t write off a cool scene just because the sun isn’t in exactly the right spot - find a way to make it work! The sun was at 45 degrees to...

Tip of the Day – Minimise those shadows

Being aware of your lighting is so important when photographing black dogs. I can’t emphasis this enough! Shooting on a sunny day in full sun is one foolproof lighting method for black dogs as it...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Zephyr the Border Collie

Border Collies are a favourite breed of mine to use for mentoring sessions. Often well trained, confident in new surroundings, athletic and not bad to look at either, it makes it easier to teach photography concepts...

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