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10 Essential Tips for Beautiful Black Dogs

pet photography tips Mar 12, 2020

Black dogs can look seriously stunning in photographs, however black is probably the most challenging of fur colours to capture.

When dog owners take photos of their black dogs with their phones, they're...

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The secret to higher dog photography session sales

pet photography tips Dec 20, 2019

We’re all guilty of it.

When it comes to social media, we only tend to share the highlights, the good stuff. And it’s only natural. No one wants to see the crappy bits, the bad shots, the epic fails - well not unless they’re...

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The best lens for dog photography

pet photography tips Jun 05, 2019

A question I see posted over and over again in online pet photography groups is this:

"What's the best lens for dog photography?"

And you know what? I don't really have the answer. ‍

Because everyone is different.

Just because we're all pet...

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Photographing a Camera Shy Dog

 

Back in 2017 at Barkjour (our out-of-this-world pet photography retreat in southern France), one of our attendees, Leslie, took some video of me working with Marley, an Australian Shepherd that was camera shy when photographed at close range....

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How to Train Your Dog Model

pet photography tips Dec 12, 2017

Maybe (like me) your journey into professional pet photography started out with you photographing your own dogs. Also maybe (like me) you found it increasingly tricky to get them to cooperate with having their photo taken. These essential tips...

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5 Essential Items for Pet Photographers

pet photography tips Nov 20, 2017
 

Pet photography is a super specialised field and with that comes specialised equipment and tools of the trade. Find out the five things I just couldn't live without as a professional pet photographer. Some of them will probably be surprising!

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13 Elements of Composition for Pet Photographers

pet photography tips Oct 16, 2017

Taking your photography up a notch means understanding and using some common, but often overlooked, elements of composition. Ranging from the classic rule of thirds to the more obscure, here's a complete tour!

1. Centered Composition

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12 Tips for Working with Pets and their People

pet photography tips Aug 19, 2017

Often we specialise in pet photography because we relate to animals better than people, am-I-right? There will inevitably come a time when you do need to photograph your furry subject's humans though. Knowing what to say, how to pose (and when not...

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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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7 Tips for Photographing Puppies

pet photography tips Mar 14, 2017

Downy soft fur, needle sharp teeth, little waggly tails and puppy breath… is there anything more adorable than a puppy? As tricky as it can be to obtain great images of dogs, capturing awesome shots of puppies is often even more...

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