Tip of the Day – Give them space
When working with dogs that are fearful with new people but have a solid, trusting relationship with their owners, capturing “dog and owner” shots while hanging back and zooming in with a long lens can be a great way to give the dog some much needed space.
It’s actually a good piece of advice for working with fearful dogs in general, but often having their owner close by can help them relax even more and encourages them to exhibit the kinds of behaviour and expressions their owner is used to seeing at home.
Fearghal the Irish Wolfhound wasn’t too keen on being up close to the camera, but adored his mum, so I encouraged them to hang out together and interact so I could create some really sweet dog and owner shots that she loved.
Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 165mm, ISO 640, 1/800 sec, f/2.8
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