How my dog photography has grown in quality with Dreamstime

Hi everyone, since I am a Dreamstimer I submitted a lot of my dog photography with tips on how to take decent shots on non cooperative models such as dogs... and I have to say, each refusal note was teaching me to perform better shots me too...

Labrador playing outside

This was one of my first, but on adult dogs it's easier: they're teached to stay and more collaborative. With puppies it's a real nightmare!

Yellow labrador puppy with a toy

If they stay, then you have a lie-down image that is not more different from a million similar ones, but if you learn on how to surprise them with your camera, results can be exciting:

Chocolate Labrador Pup playing

And refusal after refusal, you learn also how to transmit action in your pictures, just like they're moving with the dog inside:

Dobermann young with ball

Dobermann running with ball

Chocolate labrador female barking

Sweet chocolate puppy playing

Take refusal suggestions as guidelines to perform better and better pictures: now I look more on focus, exposure, composition rules and message of the picture I take. And quality of pictures increases with stock experience.

Photo credits: Debora Teresa Gattuso.
Debora Teresa Gattuso
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  • Reggio Calabria, Italy
I'm a Veterinary Surgeon and Labrador Breeder, passionate photographer of everything regarding nature and its expressions.

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July 31, 2018

Love the puppy shots!


August 23, 2016

It's just my love for them... thank you!


August 22, 2016

Hello, Debora Teresa! Your dog photos are just adorable, cannot take my eyes of them!!! Keep going! Good luck! Catherine