Tip of the Day – Get down low

Tip of the Day – Get down low

4 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

4. Get down low

This is important for all aspects of pet photography, but especially for action. Shooting at dog level gives a more accurate perspective and sense of scale. It allows you to capture expressions and get a sense of their impression of the world.

Jumping shots require a low angle to help create visual space between the dog and the ground, resulting in much more visual impact.

When shooting in full sun with the sun behind you, being very low also reduces your shadow.⠀


Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 180mm, ISO 1000, 1/1250 sec, f/4


Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 200mm, ISO 320, 1/3200 sec, f/2.8


Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 165mm, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec, f/2.8

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