Tip of the Day – Do your thing
I am often asked how to pose people and their dogs, but in most cases, I don’t do much direction when it comes to these types of shots. Usually, it’s just a case of picking a good spot for them to sit and asking them to cuddle (if the dog is okay with that), maybe give some kisses (again, only if they are comfortable) and generally just hang out together, doing their thing.
After setting Nicole up on the wet grass on a towel (a must-bring to every session), I let them “do their thing”, with an instruction to Nicole to not worry too much about what Baxter was doing but to keep a smile on her face. I knew Baxter would probably end up on top of Nicole in a short time, and this is exactly what happened, quite representative of their relationship!
I actually really love the sweet, sooky look on Baxter’s face in this shot, it’s perfectly him.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 70-200mm ƒ/2.8L IS II @ 115mm, ISO 320, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8
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