Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

I can’t emphasise enough, how important it is with pets and people to capture natural interactions, expressions and poses. Asking people to pose and micro-managing where their hands or arms are, or where exactly they are looking, often ends up in fake, awkward looking poses and non-genuine expressions.

The best thing you can do is pick a spot that has pretty lighting, a nice background, then ask people to sit there with their pet. Tell them they don’t need to look at the camera, in fact, no need to even face the camera! And to just talk to their dog, ask for kisses, perhaps keep them engaged with treats – anything to encourage interaction.

And often, you end up with just that. Genuine, real interactions that really capture their relationship. Just beautiful!

Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L @ 140mm, ISO 500, 1/800 sec, f/2.8

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