Tip of the Day – Portraits vs pictures

Tip of the Day – Portraits vs pictures

Always strive to capture the unique personalities of your doggy subjects.

Capturing moments like these is what makes your photos not just “a picture of a dog”, but a portrait of that particular dog. I took this as we were actually trying to manoeuvre both dogs into position next to each other for a group shot, but when I saw Armani sitting like this with her paw up, I just had to grab a shot of this first!

A short blast on an obnoxious sounding game caller is all it took to get a matching facial expression.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 125mm, ISO 500, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8

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