Tip of the Day – Instinctual captures

Tip of the Day – Instinctual captures

When working with multiple dogs, I like to capture “matching” shots of each dog in similar spots, poses or angles. I feel these work well if the owner is putting together wall art or albums. However – I also ensure I spend time capturing the unique personality of each dog.

Bunji is working dog breeding (Kelpie X Border Collie) and it really showed in his personality and character traits. He’s definitely a “herder” and when playing with his mates Jaspah and Pippa, constantly has his eye on Jaspah to make sure she’s kept in line!

I wanted to capture his instinctual habit of crouching and watching, so when I saw him doing this I dropped down and grabbed a few shots. This kind of shot might not be the one the client chooses for a large piece of wall art, but it’s a great album filler and definitely captures Bunji’s personality!

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

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