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Tip of the Day – Use tools

Don’t be afraid to use the right tools to get the job done!⠀ ⠀ I really wanted to get Kentucky on the edge of the water for this shot, but I knew the temptation to dive into...

Tip of the Day – Let them explore

An often overlooked piece of the dog photography puzzle is providing an enjoyable experience for the dog. A nice way to ease into your photo session is to let your doggy subject explore the area...

Tip of the Day – Line of sight

Have you ever tried to photograph a dog who would much rather look at anything and everything except you? Or perhaps they concentrate sometimes, but only when there are zero other distractions around?⠀ ⠀ Niku falls into...

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 – Better stays on-leash

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.⠀ ⠀ Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to...

Tip of the Day – Slow action

This week - your Elements of Composition series is taking a short hiatus - instead we’re celebrating the launch of Episode 3 of RealShoots! Keep an eye out for the big announcement tomorrow when...

Tip of the Day – Dogs on logs

I love shots of dogs up on logs, it’s a great way to keep them in the one place. I always encourage the dog to jump up and balance on the log under their own...

Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

9 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 9. Re-create the action⠀ ⠀ Anything that involves rapid motion and direction changes can be tricky to capture, but there are ways of...

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 – Towards the light

Image 2 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet 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 – Be ready with continuous focus

Image 2 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Always be “ready for anything” when photographing dogs.⠀ ⠀ Shooting in continuous focus (AI Servo on Canon and AF-C on Nikon)...

Tip of the Day – Puppy dog eyes

Image 1 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Welcome to the first post for Scully’s session! Scully is a lovely young Border Collie girl who is described...

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them...

Tip of the Day – Shallow slice of focus

Image 3 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ When she was younger, Chloe had a reputation for being mischievous and just a little bit naughty, but being...

Tip of the Day – Positive association

Image 2 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Although Chloe is quite deaf, there’s nothing wrong with her senses of smell and sight! I used treats to...

Tip of the Day – Face towards the light

Image 1 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Welcome to the first post for Chloe’s session! Last week we focused on Dutchie, a 4 month old puppy....

Tip of the Day – Puppy playtime

Image 3 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Some of the most appealing shots can come not from set up, carefully posed images - but candids. Puppies...

Tip of the Day – Recalling action

Image 1 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀⠀ Welcome to the first post for Dutchie’s session! Dutchie the Cavoodle was just 4 months old at the time...

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