Taking pictures of your pet is not always easy. For goodness sake, they don’t understand what we are trying to do! Posing for a pic is not an option. But if you follow these simple steps, you’re sure to get a fabulous shot to frame for your desk or wall!
Avoid a flash at all costs. The flash not only causes red-eye but may also frighten your animal. Instead, go outside, in natural light, or if that’s not possible, get to an area where the room is lit by natural light.
FOCUS ON THE EYES
As it’s said, “eyes are the window to the soul” and pets eyes can be very expressive. Be sure to focus the camera on your pet’s eyes, and be sure to capture while they are open wide.
GO TO THEM
If you have a lazy pup, go towards him, and capture his yawn or sprawled out body.
CONVEY HIS CHARACTER
A successful picture conveys the character of its subject. You know your pet best, so if your pooch is energetic and playful, how him performing his favorite trick or frolicking with his favorite Hero toy.
TRY PORTRAIT MODE
Get out the long lens, or if you have a phone camera with portrait mode, fill the frame with your pet’s face and fur. Close up shots an make the most beautiful animal portrait.
This one is tricky. But if you can watch as he quietly plays, get your angle and camera in position, and give him a call or whistle. You’ll get a nice alert posture.
Pets are harder than children to get the best photo. Take your time and experiment with sessions. Try different angles and compositions. Most importantly, have fun, and be sure to share your photo with us on Facebook!