After a couple of attempts at capturing some really fast agility dogs in action, it was apparent that I needed a little help to improve my technique, so I was really excited to learn that Claudio Piccoli, a world renowned dog photographer who specializes in action photography, was coming to North America for a workshop in September of this year. I was in. Full stop. Put me on a plane. I am so happy that I invested in this workshop. I learned so much in just two days, not to mention the opportunity to photograph some truly world-class canine athletes and their amazing handlers.
When this week's theme of "photographer's choice" was announced in the Pet Photography 52 Week Project, I knew I wanted to dig through my hundreds of photographs from the weekend and retouch a few with the editing techniques we also learned. Action photography definitely has a learning curve but my accuracy improved as the hours ticked by and I came away with a few dozen keepers, but not after at least a few dozen more spectacular misses (more on that below).
Tracy Allard of Penny Whistle Photography is a Certified Professional Photographer with the organization Professional Photographers of America; a designation held by fewer than 2,500 photographers nationwide and a hallmark of consistency, technical skill, artistry and professionalism. Penny Whistle specializes in both on-location and studio photography providing pet, equine, family, couples & engagement and high school senior portraits as well as corporate headshots and commercial photography services in her studio located in historic downtown Carrollton as well as on location in Coppell, Grapevine, Southlake, Flower Mound and surrounding communities in Dallas – Fort Worth, Texas.