Tip of the Day – Line of sight

Tip of the Day – Line of sight

Have you ever tried to photograph a dog who would much rather look at anything and everything except you? Or perhaps they concentrate sometimes, but only when there are zero other distractions around?⠀

Niku falls into the second category. I did manage to get focus from her with noises and treats, just as long as there were no birds, other dogs or people doing interesting-looking things in the nearby vicinity! When you’re shooting in public areas, it can be hard to minimise those common distractions.⠀

The good news is, you can turn these situation around, take control, and use the distractions to your advantage!⠀

As you’ll see with Niku in the shooting tutorial of Episode 6, instead of trying to get her attention back to me, I instead intercepted her line of sight to create the illusion of eye contact. This technique works SO well, especially when the dog is looking at something a distance away, and is very fixated on it, and you can use a telephoto lens.⠀

This shot was taken using this exact technique!⠀

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 85mm, ISO 320, 1/1000 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀

This daily tip is brought to you by Episode 6 of RealShoots – Niku by the Bay and is tip 1 from a 10 part series. To receive a new tip each day from this series direct to your email inbox, sign up below.

For more free, bite sized ways to improve your pet photography, browse all the daily tip series. Pick and choose what’s right for you! Subscribe only to the series that are relevant to what you want to learn, or simply sign up to the complete collection and be whisked through every series in turn for 6 months worth of daily email tips!

Instant subscribe below to receive 10 free daily tips in your inbox, direct from RealShoots Episode 6!

Dive in and get your paws dirty!

If you're keen to learn everything you can about pet photography, you should probably be on my mailing list. New FREE content is published weekly!

Powered by ConvertKit

Comments

comments

No Comments

Post a Comment

error: Alert: Content is protected