Action

Tip of the Day – Increase your chances

At this country field location, I found the long grass made getting a clear shot very difficult when shooting action. I was able to tweak my camera’s tracking settings a little to help (not all...

Tip of the Day – Shutter speed minimum

When photographing dogs in action, a fast shutter speed is absolutely essential to capture the movement sharply. But exactly how fast does it need to be? How fast is fast enough?⠀ ⠀ As a general rule, when...

Tip of the Day – Backlight Balance

This week we’re celebrating the release of RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli & Freya in the Forest - I’ll be sharing daily tips from the session.⠀ ⠀ When shooting action with backlight, it’s really important to remember...

Tip of the Day – Practice!

10 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ Today is the last post in the series! Next week, I’ll be sharing some images and insight from the very first...

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...

Tip of the Day – Shoot continuously

8 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ By popular demand, we’re focusing on action photography for the next two weeks! I’ll be sharing bite-sized tips and multiple image...

Tip of the Day – Focus!

7 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 7. Focus!⠀ ⠀ Obtaining sharp focus in action shots is possibly the most important aspect of them all – and the hardest!⠀ ⠀ Depending on...

Tip of the Day – Be steady and stable

6 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs” ⠀ 6. Be steady and stable⠀ ⠀ It may seem obvious or even trivial, but this is such an important step! Holding the camera...

Tip of the Day – Choose the right lens⠀

5 of 10 in the series “10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs”⠀ ⠀ 5. Choose the right lens⠀ ⠀ Dogs in action are usually easiest to follow from a distance, using a long lens, preferably a...

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...

Tip of the Day – Use a fast shutter speed⠀

3 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 3. Use a fast shutter speed ⠀ The number one reason that people end up with blurry images when taking action photos is...

Tip of the Day – Pay attention to the light

2 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs ⠀ 2. Pay attention to the light⠀ ⠀ Plentiful light is a crucial ingredient in creating sharp, in-focus action photos. Why? Because lots of...

Tip of the Day – Find a good location

1 of 10 in the series 10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs 1. Find a good location Large open areas are the best option - think beaches, large open parks, fields or paddocks. Avoid...

Tip of the Day – Attentive walking

Image 3 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ I love a “doggy walking with owner” shot, but only if the dog isn’t pulling out in front. Some...

Tip of the Day – Puppy playtime

Image 3 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Some of the most appealing shots can come not from set up, carefully posed images - but candids. Puppies...

Tip of the Day – Recalling action

Image 1 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀⠀ Welcome to the first post for Dutchie’s session! Dutchie the Cavoodle was just 4 months old at the time...

Tip of the Day – Plan for sunset

Image 5 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ Twilight is one of my favourite times to shoot - especially in open locations - near the water and...

Tip of the Day – Natural action

Image 1 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions Billy’s afternoon session took place at a seaside location with a jetty, small sandy beach and a rocky headland....

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