We’ve all been there.  You are at a session location that is less then inspiring.  You have a dog that is not offering lots of variety of behavior or expression.  You have owners that do not really want to be in the final images.  Yet, you need to deliver a stunning gallery of 35 VARIED and UNIQUE images.

When I started photographing sessions I would rush through the session, thinking that if I wasn’t moving and directing every second then the client would think that I had no idea what I was doing.  It was absurd.  There was no reason to rush through sessions and sometimes the client (and especially the dog!) enjoy a little break!

Slow down.

Take the time to really look at your location and set up the shot.

Envision the shot in your mind.  Execute! 

Charlotte Reeves has created a great follow up to Fetching Photos.  Dog Shots consists of 30 tried and true pet photography shots to help you quickly add variety to your sessions.  She takes each shot and breaks down the “recipe” to give you step-by-step instructions.

If you want to really improve your skills and creativity create a 30-week challenge and break down and practice one shot each week.  In just over 6 months your sessions will be overflowing with variety and you will have a hard time culling your favorites down to a reasonable number to share with your client!

Click on over and check it out.  You can also download a free chapter of the book!  The promotional pricing ends on Thursday afternoon, July 3rd.  Don’t forget to use the code TAKE20HOTD for $20 off!