With that in mind, please contact me though the Hairy Dog Photography Abedeen website if you can think of anything I should be adding to the list. As always, I'm striving to make the whole experience enjoyable and stress free for both dogs and humans :-)
|Upstaged again... I can't guarantee every photo will be a keeper!|
One of the many joys of photographing dogs is that if it's dingin' doon with rain or hailstones, we can just reschedule. After years of wedding photography, it took me several more years of photographing dogs to get used to the idea that it's OK to do this! With weddings, obviously, there's less wiggle room (i.e., none) - you just have to get on and make the most of whatever's being thrown at you...
For outdoor sessions though, the one thing I do need is light. Ideally, soft morning or evening light - golden hour if possible, or even glorious midday sunshine. Sunset shoots can work very well, especially with older or less zoomy dogs. I do use flash here and there, either for dramatic impact, to overcome very bright sunshine or if it's just plain dull. It's also very useful in woods to stop the dappled light from creating patterns on the subject as it filters through the leaves - it just evens the light out nicely.
The question asked more often than any other is, "My dog won't really sit still - how will you take his photo?" A quick look through the Hairy Dog gallery or Hairy Dog Facebook page should put your mind at rest. So far, I've never met a dog which can't be photographed (touch wood!). And that includes greyhounds, whippets, mad spaniels and puppies with absolutely zero training. It's amazing what a bit of patience, combined with a few squeaky toys and my ability to make all manner of weird noises can do! Also, as the photos show, I do tend to specialise in a bit of action photography, as well as heartfelt portraiture.
|Patience you must have, my young Padawan...|
|Bring the whole family on your Hairy Dog Photography session!|
|He was just at the blooming groomers yesterday!!! #@@#@!!****|
|Bulldog not chewing a wasp at a Hairy Dog Photography Session...|