Before & After

Tip of the Day – Head swap

Do you find it tricky to get both dogs in focus when you’re shooting a group photo of two or more dogs? And also getting all dogs looking at the camera, with good expressions? Sometimes...

Tip of the Day – Shoot to edit

Right at the end of Niku’s session, the jetty was just starting to get a little less busy. I had switched to my super wide angle 16-35mm lens and was shooting up close and from...

Tip of the Day – Settle down

Niku was a bit unsettled on the jetty but as soon as her mum Kay sat down, she decided to stand still instead of shifting around. Instead of disturbing her by asking Kay to stand...

Tip of the Day – Crop last

What I love about cloudy skies is their ability to provide soft, even light, which makes it possible to shoot from virtually any angle, just as long as you’re in a fairly open area. This...

Tip of the Day – Flare fix

This week we’re celebrating the release of Episode 5 of RealShoots - Bendy in the Village! This is a special one because I’m donating $10 from every Episode 5 purchase to Brisbane Greyhound rescue group...

Tip of the Day – Disappearing act

It’s the end of the week, so it’s “Before and After Friday” - today we’re focusing on a before-and-after featured as one of the full Lightroom + Photoshop edits in RealShoots Episode 4 - Elli...

Editing Quick Tip – Head Swap using Auto Align Layers

Editing Quick Tip (well, I tried to make it quick!) of the day - using Photoshop's Auto Align Layers feature to make head swaps quicker and much easier! The before and after slider below shows the...

Tip of the Day – Watch for colour casts

*Visit the blog post to see a before and after!* This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on the challenges of photographing black dogs.⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Watch for colour casts! Black fur is very good at picking...

Tip of the Day – Hidden twilight tones

Twilight shots can look fairly dull in a raw file, lacking the colour and vibrance you experience in person. Those beautiful pink and purple pastel tones are all there hidden in the RAW file data...

Tip of the Day – Spot the difference

Image 5 of 5 of Ella’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This is it - the very last post of the series! Due to popular demand, next week we are...

Tip of the Day – Highlight detail

Image 5 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions It's "before and after" Friday again! When shooting with backlight, in most cases it’s a good idea to deliberately under-expose...

Tip of the Day – Warm it up

Image 5 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions It’s “before and after” Friday again! (for those of you elsewhere in the world, it’s Friday in Australia so...

Tip of the Day – Twilight recovery

Image 5 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions Last post of the series, so it’s time for a “before and after” today! Twilight images can be really beautiful,...

Tip of the Day – Careful exposure

Image 3 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating variety in your pet photography sessions ⠀ This fantastic jetty leads eastwards out into the bay, so late in the afternoon it receives the last bit...

Tip of the Day – Digital trickery

*Check out the before and after and let me know if you find this useful in the comments!* It’s Barkarica week! I’ll be sharing photos from our last pet photography retreat all week. This is Maggie...

Before & After: Pushing the Boundaries

I took this image at the end of a mentoring session, just for fun, knowing that I was going to use the shot to demonstrate some editing techniques to my student. We were in the...

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