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The Ultimate Guide to Back Button Focus for Pet Photographers

Welcome! You're probably here because you've heard about this mystical "BBF" - and wondered what it is and why people would want to use it. A fellow pet photographer and friend taught me this method several years ago and it seriously Changed....

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10 Tips for Taking Better Action Photos of Dogs

Flying ears, flapping tongues and crazy eyes. Action photos of dogs are often hilarious and always incredibly popular, but as you may have discovered, they’re not always the easiest to capture. Obtaining sharp action shots can be tricky, but...

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Christine's Mentoring Session with Juno the Border Collie

action mentoring Feb 06, 2015

Launching into a career in pet photography can be an incredibly exciting but often overwhelming process. Not only do you need to develop the photography and editing skills, there's also the whole "running a business" side to contend with. From my...

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Mel's Mentoring Session with Skadi the Koolie

action mentoring May 15, 2014

I was watching one of my favourite shows the other night - Vikings - when I heard a familiar name pop up - Skadi! The Norse goddess of winter and mountains, Skadi is also the name of this stunning Koolie girl who came along to model for my...

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Nicola's Mentoring Session with Zephyr the Border Collie

Border Collies are a favourite breed of mine to use for mentoring sessions. Often well trained, confident in new surroundings, athletic and not bad to look at either, it makes it easier to teach photography concepts such as shooting action...

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Shannon's Mentoring Session with Billie the Border Collie X

action mentoring Nov 27, 2013

The first place I look for mentoring session models is in my commercial dog model database. I'd been wanting to use this special gal for a while! In her application form, her mum Kay had said:

"Bill is amazing, she loves agility and disc, her...

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Shannon's Mentoring Session with Kierrah the Boxer X

action mentoring Nov 26, 2013

I choose my models for mentoring sessions very carefully, as I want my students to have the best possible experience. Most of the time, I prefer to use dogs who have a good level of obedience so we can concentrate on the photography side of...

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