Outdoor Dog Photography

Dog Photography Portraits

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Dog Portrait Photography

Bracken & Bramble’s photo shoot has to be one of my favourite outdoor dog photography shoots from 2019. The two Lhasa Apso’s were photographed in their own beautiful English country garden in a small village on the outskirts of Matlock Derbyshire.

Pre - Shoot Consultation

When I contacted Bracken and Bramble’s owner’s for the pre shoot consultation it made sense to have the outdoor dog photography shoot in the dogs own garden. We all agreed the dogs would be more relaxed there, they had their agility jumps set up in the garden too and the garden was stunning.
I asked the question are the dogs in full coat? the answer was yes!! excellent I thought.

Dog Grooming

I have been a dog groomer myself for many years, the owner of show dogs I know what it is like to keep coated breeds knot free and its not an easy task. You don’t usually find Lhasa’s which are family pets in full coat with the amount of coat maintenance required, most owners in time go for short clip as the coat is much easier to manage.
10 out of 10 to the owners of Bracken and Bramble they were in immaculate condition which just proves if you brush and comb your dogs properly daily it is possible to keep the coat long.

Dog Photography Tips

A well known dog photography tip is that you should always focus on the eye’s when photographing dogs.
The owners request with this outdoor dog photography shoot was images with the dog’s hair down and up.
This is how the owners see the dogs everyday. I must say I was relieved when the hair went up and I could see the dog’s eye’s.

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Dog Photography Award

I entered an image of Bramble into The Guild Of Photographers Image of the Month Competition and it was awarded a Bronze. It is always nice to be able to use an image from a clients photo shoot and gain an award. The image was also used on the Guild Of Photographers facebook page too as their ‘Image of The Day’  

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📸 Image of the Day 📸

Another dog with a fantastic blow dry! Where are they getting these great hair cuts? 🐶

Dog Photographer Rebecca Goutorbe was delighted with this shot and here’s how she captured it…

“This image is of Bramble the Lhasa Apso and it was taken in the owner’s beautiful garden, in a little village near Matlock in Derbyshire.

At the pre shoot consultation I asked if the two Lhasa’s were in full coat and the answer was yes, I thought straight away “great – I’ll get a swishy coat image!”

As the photo session was in the dog’s own garden they were really relaxed and I got some great natural portraits, but there wasn’t much action from them.

We had just about finished and decided to give the dogs a break and have a cup of tea. Bramble then went charging off into the flower beds and I managed to grab this shot as she was on her way back, perfect timing too as the cup of tea just arrived.

Excellent! I got the swishy coat shot and the owners were happy with the image too.

I was using a full frame Canon camera and a 70-200mm lens, shutter speed 1/2000, aperture f5, ISO 1250.”

What an awesome capture! Thanks for sharing, Rebecca! 😍

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