RealShoots Episode 5

Tip of the Day – Flare fix

Have you ever struggled with flare when shooting with backlight? You can identify flare while you are shooting by looking through the viewfinder or reviewing the images on the back of the camera. Flared out images...

Tip of the Day – Bokeh love

Raise your hand if you love bokeh! *raises hand* Bokeh is defined as “the pleasing visual quality of the out of focus areas of an image”. When shooting with a shallow depth of field, if there...

Tip of the Day – Open shade

When you’re working with natural light you should always be paying attention to the direction, intensity, quality and colour temperature of the light. This is especially important for black dogs. But what is good light? Open shade...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting 101

It’s a Backlighting 101 tip for you today. This was taken in a large grassy area, with a screen of trees to the west filtering the late afternoon sunshine. When shooting with backlight using natural light...

Tip of the Day – Buzz look

This shot is a good lesson to illustrate why you should always be alert to what the dog is reacting to, and be ready to use that to your advantage. Bendy was getting a...

Tip of the Day – Walk by

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 – Heads up

I love a good “dog and owner” walking shot, but sometimes dogs that walk really calmly with their owner get that “hang dog” look about them, which doesn’t make for a great image.⠀ To get expression...

Tip of the Day – Convey personality

Capturing expression is SO important when photographing dogs.⠀ With Greyhounds especially, getting those ears up and forwards is always a challenge. Those aerodynamic little ears are designed to tuck back behind their heads for speed. Also...

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