Barkarica

Tip of the Day – Candid beach shots

Photographing dogs running free on the beach is my favourite thing ever! Okay so not really a tip… but seriously… some of my most favourite action shots are totally unscripted, candid shots. Being a quiet...

Tip of the Day – Grab those opportunities

Don’t always wait for the planets to align before taking your shot - just do it! Little Mickey here (yes, named for his awesome ears!) had grabbed this piece of bamboo and was running down...

Tip of the Day – Meaningful locations

When shooting for a client, think about what sort of locations would be meaningful for the owner, and try to capture shots that include scenes and background details. Flash the Poodle belongs to Janel, the...

Tip of the Day – Digital trickery

Getting a great shot of two dogs together often involves a little digital trickery. If the dogs do not have a good stay, put them both on lead and have the handler hold the leads...

Tip of the Day – Capture interaction

I love a good dog-and-owner silhouette. Since facial expressions are not visible, tell the story of their relationship in a different way. Having them facing each other and interacting is one way to do it!...

Tip of the Day – Water safety

When shooting at the beach, the best spot for the light may be IN the water! Be prepared to get wet but make sure your camera is well secured (neck strap at the very least)...

Tip of the Day – Move the focus point

Select a single focus point and carefully place it over one eye when shooting “puppy dog eyes” shots like this. Leaving the focus up to the camera often results in the dog’s nose being in...

Tip of the Day – Semi Silhouettes

The aim when you’re shooting silhouettes is to have the dog outlined completely against the sky. Sometimes it’s impossible to get down low enough and their feet or lower legs aren’t quite against the sky...

Tip of the Day – Funny expressions

Be ready to capture those funny in-between expressions, as your clients will often love them! We worked really hard to get Sammy’s mouth closed as it was sooo humid and hot in Costa Rica. We...

Tip of the Day – Over the shoulder

Sitting little dogs up on their owners shoulders like this can be a good way of getting them to stay where you want them. It also means you can include the owner in the image,...

Tip of the Day – Candid moments

Candid moments between dogs and their owners are often the most genuine. Instead of “posing” people - ask them to go sit down somewhere (where the background and light is pretty) and just ask them...

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