Tip of the Day – Blur it out
Urban areas can be challenging to shoot in as there is just so much going on visually!
Instead of heavily featuring the location, concentrate on getting some more great expressions from your doggy model, using a prime lens and shooting with a shallow depth of field to blur out less-than-inspiring backgrounds.
Alternatively, you can shoot with a longer focal length and isolate your subject against a small slice of background.
The 35mm prime lens at a shallow depth of field was perfect here for making the background less important, allowing you instead to focus on Baxter’s cute expression.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 35mm ƒ/1.4L II, ISO 400, 1/500 sec, ƒ/2
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