43 minutes ago
Before & after...well...technically after & before.
@pawsitivepursuit asked me to talk a little bit about my photography and editing process. It’s funny because honestly, editing is probably my least favorite part of the process. I love capturing Elliott in front of some of the beautiful scenes we find, placing her and placing the leash where it looks aesthetically pleasing but I really struggle sometimes to put the energy and time it takes to bring them to life after we get home BUT it doesn’t mean I don’t do it. I think that’s probably the biggest thing I’ve learned as I’ve grown as a photographer; it takes effort, practice, time and energy to get better. An edit might take me 15 minutes or two hours. 300 out of 301 photos I took might be crap. I might have overexposed (and ruined) every single image because I forgot to change my camera settings. But I still edit and I still capture more photos. So if you ask me what my number one tip is to becoming a better photographer? Get out there and shoot. Different lighting, angles, locations, subjects and then play around in Lightroom and photoshop to get comfortable and more confident in that process. I’m absolutely no expert, probably never will be, but that is the one absolute I do know: practice makes perfect.
But here are a couple solid tips when it comes to shooting pets:
1. Shoot at their eye level. Squat, lay down, or bend over. However you want to go about it, just get low.
2. Do your best to focus on the eye.
3. Shoot RAW.
4. Treats, treats and more treats.
5. Follow the photography rule of thirds - google it. It is the number one thing I have in mind when I’m capturing or intentionally cropping images.
6. Set your camera settings in a way so that the sky is properly exposed (this typically means underexposing the rest of the image)
7. HAVE FUN!
If you have other photography or editing questions, feel free to drop them in the comments! & head over to @pawsitivepursuit to check out Fran’s guide for more tips and tricks!
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