Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

Tip of the Day – Re-create the action

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

9. Re-create the action

Anything that involves rapid motion and direction changes can be tricky to capture, but there are ways of making the movement of dogs more predictable and easier to capture.

You could start by photographing the dog running towards you, as this is easily re-created time after time so you can practice.

Depending on their level of training, you could do a “stay” and recall, or have them fetching something back to you, or have a helper throw a ball or toy towards you.

Creating a predictable path can also be used to get the dog running across in front of you, which is great for creating panning shots.⠀


Mya & Hudson from sit stay: Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 123mm, ISO 1600, 1/1600 sec, f/3.5


Macey over agility jump: Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 145mm, ISO 1250, 1/1250 sec, f/2.8


Jock chasing ball: Canon EOS 1D X, Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II @ 165mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec, f/2.8

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