Not trying to open any argument but at point you are right that what her clients like but from view of one professional those photos are blurry and over exposed. She mentioned about focus on eye but not in 1 photo I could see good focus or detail in eye.
I admire your dedication to pets and their owners. I’ve been doing this for 40+ yrs and just wanted to “pipe-in” about what I discovered works well in harsh light with moving subjects. I use an ND filter when shooting f/2.8 or faster. It doesn’t decrease the ability to shoot as much as people believe. It also adds a richness to the images. Use an ND2 or ND4 and try it. You may be surprised at the results.
great video! love that we got to walk in your shoes for the day and see how much time and effort you put into each shot. your style shines through in this video and its always wonderful to see someone doing what they love!
Nice tips, lovely photos. If you check her website, you’ll see lots of great pet photography. The “overexposed skies” are an intentional part of the photographer’s style, used to get clean, bright modern shots. The dog is the star in every single photo. Lovely job!
It’s the same, because when camera focuses, lenses are always wide open. Only slow variable aperture zooms have a hard time to focus when zoomed because they are stopped down at 5.6 or 6.3.
The problem shooting wide open is that with such shallow depth of field it’s easy to miss the focus when dogs or even you move slightly.