Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

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Sitting little dogs up on their owner’s shoulders like this can be a good way of getting them to stay where you want them. It also means you can include the owner in the image, with or without their face being visible. This technique is especially good for adoption photos, as long as they are comfortable with being held.

Photo of Amber and her mum taken at Barkarica pet photography workshop in Costa Rica, February 2017.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 100mm, ISO 1250, 1/500 sec, f/2.8

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