natural light Tag

Tip of the Day – Open shade

When you’re working with natural light you should always be paying attention to the direction, intensity, quality and colour temperature of the light. This is especially important for black dogs. But what is good light? Open shade...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking up colours casts from it’s surroundings. The most common issue I see with black dogs is when they’ve been photographed in the shade and end...

Tip of the Day – Balance the backlight

Whatever your surroundings, when backlighting black dogs it is so important to balance the light coming from behind them, with the light falling onto the front of them. To make sure enough light is falling on...

Tip of the Day – Dark eye catchlights

Black dogs often have very dark eyes that without good lighting, can tend to disappear into fathomless dark blobs with no detail. Catchlights are essential. To ensure you get catchlights in the dog’s eyes, make...

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 – Indoors Lighting

Indoor shots can look great, just as long as your subject receives enough light. Face them towards a light source - a large window, sliding glass door or skylight - rather than facing them into...

Nicola’s Mentoring Session with Buddah the British Bulldog

The second of my shooting mentoring sessions with Nicola (our first model being Zephyr the tri coloured, blue eyed Border Collie) was a very different style of shoot. Our model was a British Bulldog called Buddah and the session took place...

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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