Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions

One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them on something. I always be super careful with little dogs and park benches to make sure their feet don’t get stuck between the gaps. This bench had pretty narrow space between the slats so Chloe was fine. I used a wide angle lens so I could work up close with Chloe and also so her mum could be close by and ready to steady her in case she looked like jumping off. It also meant I could use treats to keep her attention and focus her gaze towards the camera.

The light was coming from behind Chloe which gives a lovely backlit look. There are some overexposed areas of sky in the background, but I used my angle of view to position her mostly in front of an area of foliage, so her head didn’t disappear into the white.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L, ISO 500, 1/800 sec, f/2

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