Tag: realshoots

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Eye glow fix

Tip of the Day – Eye glow fix There’s only so much you can do with natural light before it becomes unusable – just not bright enough – even if you use a very large aperture and a prime lens to maximise the available light. For these situations I hav...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Switch to prime

Tip of the Day – Switch to prime In dim light, prime lenses are your best friend. Towards the end of Benji’s session, the light was fading fast due to a large dark cloud over the sun, already low in the sky. Switching from a zoom lens (with a maximu...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Natural frames

Tip of the Day – Natural frames Looking at the settings for this image, you might be wondering why on earth I was shooting at ƒ/2.8 with a lens capable of ƒ/2. That is a very good question and the only answer I have is that I messed up! I was distra...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Work with their quirks

Tip of the Day – Work with their quirks Okay, let’s get this out of the way. This is a super weird expression! Why is Benji’s mouth all twisted up like that? What’s going on with his lips? Is he barking, or …? This was the source of much hilarity wh...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Colour splash

Tip of the Day – Colour splash When shooting in urban areas, look out for splashes of colour you can use – especially walls and doors. It doesn’t even need to be a large expanse of colour, especially if you shoot with a longer focal length, narrowin...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Hold up the leash

Tip of the Day – Hold up the leash When photographing dogs on-leash in urban areas, leash placement is critical to help minimise the editing required to remove the lead. While it’s a relatively simple task to edit out a leash against a forgiving blu...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Short leash

Tip of the Day – Short leash This is one of my favourite go-to dog and owner shots to take during a client dog photography session. Benji is a well behaved boy, but not all dogs walk this nicely on a loose leash! I always have the owner switch to a...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Focal length variety

Tip of the Day – Focal length variety One of my favourite ways to create variety within a session is to keep working the same location, but change lenses for a fresh new perspective. Sometimes you don’t even need to change lenses to create a differe...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Stack stimuli

Tip of the Day – Stack stimuli I use various methods to get engaged expressions from my doggy subjects. Sometimes that’s yummy treats, sometimes it’s crazy noises (either from my mouth or from various noise-maker tools) and sometimes it’s just a mat...

Tutorials / Post - 2 months ago

Tip of the Day – Background fix

Tip of the Day – Background fix One of the instructions I give to my dog owners when shooting “run to me” action shots like this one is to move out of the way after they throw the toy towards me. Sometimes, this just isn’t possible or doesn’t go acc...