jumping Tag

Tip of the Day – Practice!

10. Practice! Like most things you want to get better at in life, the key to obtaining consistently great action photos is to practice! Anything that you can get your dog to do repetitively – say, jumping for...

Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

9. Re-create the action Anything that involves rapid motion and direction changes can be tricky to capture, but there are ways of making the movement of dogs more predictable and easier to capture. You could start by...

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 – Find a good location

1. Find a good location Large open areas are the best option - think beaches, large open parks, fields or paddocks. Avoid shooting under the shade of trees, but trees in the background will help to...

10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

Flying ears, flapping tongues and crazy eyes. Action photos of dogs are often hilarious and always incredibly popular, but as you may have discovered, they’re not always the easiest to capture. Obtaining sharp action shots...

Tip of the Day – Get Some Help

For awesome “jump” shots - get some help! Ask someone to throw the ball up for the dog a couple of times to see how and when they jump. Then set yourself up and concentrate...

Christine’s Mentoring Session with Juno the Border Collie

Launching into a career in pet photography can be an incredibly exciting but often overwhelming process. Not only do you need to develop the photography and editing skills, there's also the whole "running a business"...

Mel’s Mentoring Session with Skadi the Koolie

I was watching one of my favourite shows the other night - Vikings - when I heard a familiar name pop up - Skadi! The Norse goddess of winter and mountains, Skadi is also the...

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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