Tip of the Day – Furry details
Image 2 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions
If I know the client is interested in an album (or even if they aren’t!) I always make sure I take a few “detail” shots. While they might not be the types of shots they choose to order as large wall art, they look great in an album as part of a series or just to break up the more standard portrait style shots that people generally like to have more choices of.
Focusing in on little details, like the texture of the dog’s hair, the curl of their tail or maybe their little button nose, really helps to tell their story and can serve to remind the pet parent of those little quirks that make their dog unique.
Interest is added in this shot with the lighting, with the backlighting adding a degree of visual separation from the background and helping to bring out the soft puppy fur texture of Dutchie’s head.
Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II @ 55mm, ISO 400, 1/640 sec, f/2.8
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