Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

Tip of the Day – Better stays on-leash

Photographing dogs on-leash is a great way get them to stay where you want them. Ask the owner or handler to hold the leash straight up, and stand next to them, with their body as far away as they can get. The secret is to use a long lens so you can use a narrow angle of view to “shoot past” the person, framing the shot so they aren’t in it. Then all you need to do is remove the leash.

There’s no way we would have been able to get this shot of young Freya otherwise, she had too many other important puppy things to do to just sit around by herself!

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 142mm, ISO 1000, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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