before & after #5 – Wollongong Dog Photographer

In order to get a nice portrait of these two livewires I had to ask their owners to leash them and stand off to the side while holding Fouey and Luca in position. Like previous before and afters that I've shared, I underexposed the shot to retain the colour in the sky...

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before & after #4 | sydney dog photographer

I don't post before and afters very often because I feel they open me up to a tonne of hate from purists who think this amount of editing is "cheating". In my darkroom back in my film days I would do all sorts of whacky stuff to get different effects so I don't think...

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before & after #3 | sydney dog photographer

I like to preface these before and afters with a disclaimer – my typical preference is to get the whole scene correctly exposed in-camera. But, in certain situations, like the one below where I didn't have any lighting equipment with me, I'll underexpose the subjects...

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before & after #2 | sydney dog photographer

It's been a while since I've used my fancy before & after slider. Editing my RAW files has always held just as much enjoyment for me as rolling around in the dirt taking the photos in the first place. People often say to me "I have good gear but my photos don't...

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before & after | sydney dog pictures

After missing the first photo challenge I almost missed the third one too, but the deadline was extended to accommodate others so I decided to get up bright and early on Sunday morning and take the whingebag (that'd be Bruno in case you weren't aware of his most...

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Based in Sydney, Ruth O’Leary, is one of Australia’s most sought after dog photographers. She takes colourful and emotive photographs of dogs in stunning locations. Since the launch of Ruthless Photos in 2008 her images have brought tears of joy to hundreds of loving pet owners across the globe.

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