Tip of the Day – Slow action

Tip of the Day – Slow action

Action shots can sometimes be tricky to orchestrate when the dog isn’t interested in chasing a ball or toy. For dogs that are very treat motivated – developing a bond with them beforehand will ensure they will run to you for treats at every opportunity! The tricky thing then becomes creating space between you in the first place.⠀

Bella is a little older so isn’t a fast runner, so I was able to create some distance by luring her up one end of the path, then running quickly to the other end, sitting down ready to shoot then calling her to me. It worked perfectly and I love the resulting image of her trotting along the path towards me.⠀

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 75mm, ISO 640, 1/1600 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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