I love photographing dogs in all situations, and a lot of the time that is in the studio. The real challenge for me though is capturing the dogs outside, playing and running, and generally just being dogs. Action dog photography is where it is at!
The obvious difficulty is just keeping up with a moving dog. But there is far more to challenge the photographer than that. The lighting can change in an instant, and if you are down in the woods getting a fast enough shutter speed to freeze the action can be a real problem.
So this means lots of practice is needed. At my local park there are no end of fun loving dogs around to give me the practice I need, and my own dog is always on hand and ready for a game of ball, if he feels like it!
On The BeacH
When we need a change of scenery from the local park, the beach is our next favourite place to have some action photography fun,
In The Water
When you get too hot and bothered running about on the beach there is always time for a quick swim to cool off.
Under The Sea
With the right equipment the action doesn’t have to stay above the waves.
Of course, an action shot doesn’t have to be close-up and personal. One of my favourite action shots of my old dog Ludo is this one taken on Mansands in Brixham. The light is fabulous and it just captures the feeling of the whole place.
Can You Photograph My Dog?
If you would like us to capture your dog having fun in the great outdoors then please call us or send us an email (the details are all the website).
Remember though, if your dog is a couch potato then you might be better off with one of our studio sessions.
A quick thank you to Brandy, Bruno, Molly, Alice, and a few unknown dogs who have joined in our fun; and all their tame humans.
Another thank you to my little Fidget, who doesn’t complain much about being a full time model, and to my old dog, Ludo, who was my main inspiration in setting up the business in the first place; and yes, I still miss him.