Pets and Their People

Tip of the Day – Space out your subjects

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Silhouettes are one of my favourite ways to incorporate owners into the session, without placing too much pressure on them. I like...

Tip of the Day – Switch to wide

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Here’s a tip for creating variety when photographing dogs with their owners.⠀ ⠀ If you’re finished taking a group shot with a long lens...

Tip of the Day – Keep faces close

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ For posed portraits (which people do sometimes request), if you are working with dogs of different sizes, try to bring the larger...

Tip of the Day – Walk up and back

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Shooting from a long way back and zooming in with a telephoto lens is a great way to include the surroundings, while...

Tip of the Day – Capture genuine moments

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People! I can’t emphasis enough, how important it is with pets and people to capture natural interactions, expressions and poses. Asking people to...

Tip of the Day – Perfectly framed

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Especially when shooting in urban areas, use your surroundings to frame and feature dog and owner relationships. This beautiful church doorway creates...

Tip of the Day – Give them space

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ When working with dogs that are fearful with new people but have a solid, trusting relationship with their owners, capturing “dog and...

Tip of the Day – Get down to their level

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ Getting down to the level of the dog applies when both photographing them, as well as being photographing with them, especially when...

Tip of the Day – Ask the question

This week on Tip of the Day, we’re focusing on Pets and their People!⠀ ⠀ In my pre-session questionnaire, I ask if people wish to be in some of the photos with their pets. I make it...

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