Tip of the Day – Observe and create

Tip of the Day – Observe and create

Getting to know your client and their pets is one of the best parts of the session. It’s not just the stories they tell or the things they say, it’s also how they interact with their pets and how they in turn, respond to their owner. Observing them carefully will often give you ideas and inspiration about what kinds of shots to take.

I’d noticed that Elli and Freya always looked to their mum for cues on what to do next – responding to her instructions and encouragement – or just making eye contact to connect and communicate. I wanted to capture this relationship in an image for Dace, so I had her stand with her dogs and then quietly talk to them – sure enough – they looked up at her simultaneously for this lovely shot.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 155mm, ISO 1250, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

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