Tip of the Day – Hold up the leash
When photographing dogs on-leash in urban areas, leash placement is critical to help minimise the editing required to remove the lead. While it’s a relatively simple task to edit out a leash against a forgiving blurry natural background, removing the lead if it’s trailing along the ground in an urban environment can be much trickier.
If the owner or handler has the dog in a “stay” and is standing off to the side, instruct them to keep a little tension on the leash so it’s not trailing on the ground or hanging in front of the dog. It makes it a lot easier to remove when it comes time to edit the session, especially if you’re doing leash removal on multiple images!
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 168mm, ISO 1000, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8⠀
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