Dog photography: how to shoot action shots of running dogs

With all that pent up energy it can be hard to get a good snap of the dog on your smartphone with only wisps of hair and blurred fur as they zoom past. Opt instead for a DSLR and you’ll quickly see just how much more capable you are of capturing some great dog action shots as they bound through the air at full speed using our photography tips.

However, it’s still difficult to balance the exposure, get focusing spot-on and compose the image in a way that pleases the eye. Let alone getting your dog model to behave well enough for your dog photography in the first place!

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