Last time I shared how to shoot cute cats with the shit scavengers. Today I will talk about how to shoot dogs. Compared to shooting cats, shooting dogs is easier. Dogs have a relatively large personality and are not as easily stressed as cats. Of course, if you want to shoot them well, you have to have a good relationship with the dogs. Usually I will smell my taste for them first, and then I can start after getting familiar with them. Shoot.
The best time to shoot
猫咪我Generally shooting indoors, and dogs are more lively, I prefer outdoor shooting. Early morning and dusk are the best time to shoot dog outdoor scenes. Considering that in general, most parents can’t get up early to the outdoor shooting location, so I usually choose the time for shooting dog outdoor scenes before sunny or cloudy sunset 1- I started shooting 2 hours ago until the sun sets. This way, on the one hand, you can avoid the time period when the light ratio is high, and the light will be softer in the dog photos; on the other hand, it can also prevent the dog from being too hot. The consumption of physical energy ensures the best mental state during shooting.
I usually take photos of the dog’s movement first, because this is the time when the dog is most excited, no matter The effect of running chase or frisbee interactive shooting will be very brilliant.
I generally divide dynamic photos into two categories: horizontal motion and oncoming motion. The difficulty of shooting horizontally is relatively small. The shooting will use the 70-300mm medium and long focal length to shoot. When shooting, you will lie on the ground or use the flip LCD viewfinder to shoot. This way, the low-angle shooting at a distance can reduce the effect of distracting the dog’s attention, and it can be viewed from an animal perspective. Shooting is like shooting wild animals.
Focus mode select Servo focus drive mode to select continuous shooting or high-speed continuous For shooting, if you want to shoot the movement of running, you can use a slower shutter speed to shoot it like a racing car. If it is an instant freeze-frame play, you can use a higher shutter speed.
For oncoming dogs, the shooting settings are generally servo Focus, high-speed shutter, continuous shooting speed depends on the camera’s focusing ability, if high-speed continuous shooting can ensure that each frame is accurate, then it must be high-speed continuous shooting, you can choose more beautiful running moments. If this is not possible, it is recommended to choose slow continuous shooting, so that the success rate will be higher.
If the body response speed is not fast enough, photos of the oncoming dog If the focus is always on the neck, you can use the AF fine-tuning of the body to adjust it closer to solve this problem. Of course, after shooting head-on AF fine-tuning, remember to change it back to avoid shooting other scenes out of focus.
Still photo shooting techniques
After the dynamic dog also consumes a certain amount of physical strength, at this time you can start to take still photos combined with the environment. The focal length of the lens can be determined according to my shooting intentions. I generally use a focal length of 35-200mm according to the environment. When tension is needed, I use a wide angle, and when I need to compress the environment, I use a medium telephoto.
Try to use a low angle of view to consider the foreground, these and the shooting environment People are the same. It’s just that you need to pay attention to the condition of the dog’s ears when shooting the dog. I usually only shoot when the ears are symmetrical forward, because at that time the dog’s mood is happy and curious.
Location My favorite is the shooting before sunset. It can be regarded as the climax of the entire outdoor shooting. Choose a suitable background to point the backlight, and the camera adds some exposure compensation. Even with a small spittoon like EF 50mm/1.8 STM, you can get a very warm blockbuster.
Of course, the recent situation is quite special. If you can only shoot at home, considering that the indoor light is relatively small, you will generally choose 24-85mm The fixed-focus large-aperture lens is used to shoot indoor dogs. The large-aperture is mainly to ensure the shutter speed for indoor shooting, and the relatively low sensitivity can be used to improve the image quality as much as possible.
of course now with As the camera’s high-sensitivity imaging is getting better and better, F2-level standard zoom lenses are available, such as the RF 28-70mm f/2 ultra-large aperture zoom lens, which can be used with EOS R or EOS RP to shoot indoors. Pets are also quite good. The advantage of this combination is that the RF 28-70mm f/2 focus is fast enough, and the full-open imaging is excellent. There is no need to change the lens to change the angle of view, and the sensitivity can be safely used with iso12800. The shooting skills are similar to those outdoors, so pay attention to low-angle shooting and the selection of the foreground.
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