Tip of the Day – The importance of expression

Tip of the Day – The importance of expression

Capturing expression in dogs is the number one thing that differentiates the work of a “pet photographer” with the work of a general photographer. An image can be technically perfect with beautiful lighting but still not capture the personality and essence of the dog, unless you have expression. Working up close with a wide angle lens is a good way to capture expression – using treats to engage the dog and direct their gaze.

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 120mm, ISO 250, 1/2000 sec, f/2.8⠀

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