Photographing Dogs

If you are here to see my blog with tips on Photographing Dogs then you have probably watched my Live Facebook video and are checking in to see the images as promised. If you are not sure what I am talking about, then for National Dog Day this year, our dog Quito and I headed out to the local farm fields to record a Live Facebook post with tips on Photographing Dogs. Worth a watch for the ‘live’ moments by the way.

As mentioned in the video, these images are from a photoshoot taken earlier in the week with more time and at a slightly later time in the day when the sun was setting to get that gorgeous golden glow of light. I’ve included a range of images so you can see the difference between what is shown in the background and how a subtle change in where the dog looks and positions her head can make a difference.

To remind those of you looking to improve your pet portraits, here are the key tips I gave on this occasion.

Consider the light, type and quality of light and the direction of it
Consider the background and what you want to show
Choose the angle you are shooting at for impact
Create eye contact close to the lens
Be patient and make it fun for your dog and it helps with the variety of images

I am always keen to photograph animals so do get in touch if you would like a pet portrait capturing, or would like to include your pet as part of your family portrait, or lifestyle photoshoot. You will make my day x

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