Dog photography on bridges in the Toronto area

This spring when you are out with your dog and taking pet photos, think about your location, background and foreground.

If you have any bridges in your area, you can get really great pictures with your dogs on the bridge. Bridges, by their very nature, draw your eye to the dog because of a compositional technique known as “leading lines”.

Leading lines point to the subject and add depth to the photo. The viewer’s eye will follow the line and stop at your subject. This is the case when the dog is placed further away from you on the bridge.

If you place the dog up close to you, you may lose the effect of leading lines pointing up to your subject,  but you will have a lovely sense of depth.

So take your camera or phone and find some bridges to try out this technique.

HERE IS MILEY PHOTOGRAPHED AT A FAVOURITE PARK IN TORONTO. SEE HOW THE BRIDGE RAILINGS DRAW YOUR EYE TO HER?

HERE IS MILEY PHOTOGRAPHED AT A FAVOURITE PARK IN TORONTO. SEE HOW THE BRIDGE RAILINGS DRAW YOUR EYE TO HER?

IN THIS DOG PHOTO SHOOT IN UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO, MOOCH AND MEATBALL POSED TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE BRIDGE. NOTICE THAT THE THE BRIDGE RAILINGS KEEP GOING PAST THEM CREATING A LOVELY SENSE OF DEPTH.

IN THIS DOG PHOTO SHOOT IN UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO, MOOCH AND MEATBALL POSED TOWARDS THE FRONT OF THE BRIDGE. NOTICE THAT THE THE BRIDGE RAILINGS KEEP GOING PAST THEM CREATING A LOVELY SENSE OF DEPTH.

I know of a few spots in and around Toronto, Markham, Richmond Hill, Scarborough and Etobicoke where I can incorporate a bridge into your dog photo shoot. Let’s capture some special moments with your own pet. Simply contact me for your dog photography needs, I would be glad to chat with you!


Now visit Lynda Mowat from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton New Zealand, for some more amazing photos of pets on bridges.