Tip of the Day

Tip of the Day – Be ready with continuous focus

Image 2 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Always be “ready for anything” when photographing dogs. Shooting in continuous focus (AI Servo on Canon and AF-C on Nikon)...

Tip of the Day – Puppy dog eyes

Image 1 of 5 of Scully’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Welcome to the first post for Scully’s session! Scully is a lovely young Border Collie girl who is described...

Tip of the Day – Warm it up

Image 5 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions I’m a total sucker for a backlit shot, so when the sun was getting down nice and low to...

Tip of the Day – Elevation fixation

Image 4 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions One way to keep smaller dogs in place when they tend to like wandering off is to elevate them...

Tip of the Day – Shallow slice of focus

Image 3 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions When she was younger, Chloe had a reputation for being mischievous and just a little bit naughty, but being...

Tip of the Day – Positive association

Image 2 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Although Chloe is quite deaf, there’s nothing wrong with her senses of smell and sight! I used treats to...

Tip of the Day – Face towards the light

Image 1 of 5 of Chloe’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Welcome to the first post for Chloe’s session! Last week we focused on Dutchie, a 4 month old puppy....

Tip of the Day – Twilight recovery

Image 5 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog 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 – Backlighting compromises

Image 4 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Backlighting can be a tricky lighting technique to master. Ideally, when you’re shooting towards the sun, it’s best to...

Tip of the Day – Puppy playtime

Image 3 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions Some of the most appealing shots can come not from set up, carefully posed images - but candids. Puppies...

Tip of the Day – Furry details

Image 2 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions If I know the client is interested in an album (or even if they aren’t!) I always make sure...

Tip of the Day – Recalling action

Image 1 of 5 of Dutchie’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog 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 Dog Photography Sessions Twilight is one of my favourite times to shoot - especially in open locations - near the water and...

Tip of the Day – Special moments

Image 4 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions One of the main reasons people shy away from being in the photos with their pets, is because they...

Tip of the Day – Careful exposure

This fantastic jetty leads eastwards out into the bay, so late in the afternoon it receives the last bit of sunshine of the day. For this shot, I waited until the sun was down just...

Tip of the Day – Complimentary backgrounds

Image 2 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions The seaside headland where I was shooting Billy’s session has some really cool rocky features - pink and red...

Tip of the Day – Natural action

Image 1 of 5 of Billy’s Session in the series Creating Variety in Your Dog Photography Sessions. Billy’s afternoon session took place at a seaside location with a jetty, small sandy beach and a rocky headland....

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...

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