Tip of the Day – Make it positive
Ahh, Bunji – the action man! He much prefers ball chasing and Jaspah-herding to standing around posing in front of the camera, and made me work super hard to capture some close up portraits. His attention span was very short, meaning we needed to completely remove all distractions – the other two dogs especially – plus we had to hide the ball and ball thrower for good measure! When working up close with him, his focus shifted away from me very quickly so I had to work super fast.
Rather than persevere and try to capture a few shots in this setting, once I shot this cracker of a personality-filled shot I knew it would be hard to top – so we finished up and let him loose so he could go on being a man of action – ending on a positive note rather than making the process a negative experience for him.
Canon EOS 1D X Mark II, Canon EF 24-70mm ƒ/2.8L II @ 24mm, ISO 800, 1/800 sec, ƒ/2.8
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