Pet photographer Ellie Sharples takes her four-legged friend on photo walkies

Pet portraits
Returning to this location at the golden hour made all the difference. Just look at that light! (Image credit: Ellie Sharples)
  • Mission: Capture moments with my dog and progress as a photographer
  • Photographer: Ellie Sharples
  • Location: Hillerød, Denmark
  • Kit used: Nikon D850, Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.8G, Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8E ED VR

I received a Nikon D40, my first DSLR, at 14 and fell in love with the ability to capture moments that would never happen again. It was just before a family holiday to The Gambia – what animal lover wouldn’t enjoy taking photos in such a nature-rich location? It has only been during the past couple of years that I’ve been motivated to learn more and practice as much as possible, so I can turn my hobby into a profession. And much of that inspiration comes from my dog, Dax.

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