Tip of the Day – Unscripted candids

Tip of the Day – Unscripted candids

Photos of dogs with their owners are not all about perfect, posed shots of all the members of the group sitting there looking pretty (though, that can be nice too!). Some of my favourite dog and owner shots are the totally unscripted candids. Moments captured that show the dogs’ personalities and their relationships with their beloved humans.

Out of all the dog and owner shots I took of Kirstie and her Vizslas – Armani and Kentucky – this is my outright favourite. I love the dynamic feel of the composition – all looking towards the centre – the bend of Kentucky’s body – the wags of their tails – the eye contact between Kristie and Armani – the look of love on her face.

To get this one image, I recognised magic was happening at the time, and shot like crazy, capturing a whole sequence of mostly out-takes, with this gem hidden in the middle.

Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 130mm, ISO 1000, 1/800 sec, ƒ/4

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