RealShoots Episode 7

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 – Increase your chances

At this country field location, I found the long grass made getting a clear shot very difficult when shooting action. I was able to tweak my camera’s tracking settings a little to help (not all...

Tip of the Day – Use tools

Don’t be afraid to use the right tools to get the job done!⠀ ⠀ I really wanted to get Kentucky on the edge of the water for this shot, but I knew the temptation to dive into...

Tip of the Day – Perfectionist tendencies

perfectionist⠀ pəˈfɛkʃ(ə)nɪst/⠀ noun⠀ 1. a person who refuses to accept any standard short of perfection.⠀ ⠀ Yup - that’s me to a tee! In the quest to make my images nothing short of absolutely perfect, I sometimes go a little...

Tip of the Day – Unscripted candids

Photos of dogs with their owners are not all about perfect, posed shots of all the members of the group sitting there looking pretty (though, that can be nice too!). Some of my favourite dog...

Tip of the Day – Grassy issues

On my search for a new rural photo location, I specifically looked for a property with fields of naturally long grass - however I came to regret that when I started shooting. Those long pieces...

Tip of the Day – Switch it up

Creating variety during a dog photography session is something many pet photographers struggle with. Just how many ways is it possible to capture the same subject at the same location, anyway?⠀ ⠀ An easy method I like...

Tip of the Day – Portraits vs pictures

Capturing moments like these is what makes your photos not just “a picture of a dog”, but a portrait of that particular dog. I took this as we were actually trying to manoeuvre both dogs...

Tip of the Day – Lens check

Do you shoot in or around water a lot?⠀ ⠀ I love shooting action shots in water, but it does come with a unique hazard!⠀ ⠀ A lens hood will help to protect your lens to a certain extent,...

Tip of the Day – Backlighting background watch

Backlighting can be tricky to master! When you have strong light coming from behind your subjects, it can be a challenge to get your background looking good. All that bright light back there creates hot...

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