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Web Photo School is pleased to welcome Ann Hamilton as a Guest Contributor! Her approach for photographing dogs in the studio here involves using one light as a main with a reflector panel for fill. This simple setup is ideal for working in a small space.

Ann loves photographing dogs. She adores the canine spirit and the joy that is expressed at the most simplest of things. Learn Ann's "keep it simple" strategy and tips for gaining a dog's attention during a portrait shoot.

(Most images can be clicked for an enlarged view.)

Topics Covered:

  • "Less is More"
Interacting with the Talent
A Modest Shooting Space
  • Light Positioning

  • Camera and Strobe Settings
The Main Light
Adding a Fill Light
Poses and Expressions

  • The Sepia Version

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