Taking great photos of your dog
We all know the feeling. THIS is going to be the moment that you take the greatest picture of your dog. THE one that will wow all your friends and shoot them into Insta-stardom. Only for your dog to run off in the opposite direction, or the opposite! (Thai has a habit of sticking her nose right up against the lens to see what’s going on) .. so frustrating right? What is the saying? “Never work with children and animals”? So, here are some ways to try and get your dog to work for you to get some great photos of your dog.
10 tips to get great photos of your dog
Not everyone has specialist equipment to take photos, but with these tips you’ll be able to make the most of taking great photos of your dog, and most you’ll be able to achieve with your phone.
1) Work with their personality
2) Location, location, location!
3) Get down to their level
4) Take lots of photos .. and I mean LOTS!
Animals have a habit of not listening or doing the opposite to what you want them to do. I often find that the best photo would have been seconds after I stopped taking the planned photo. I now often use the “burst” function, and keep going for a few seconds after taking the initial picture. That way you’re more likely to have at least one photo that looks great. And thank goodness for modern photography – you can just delete any you don’t like!
5) Say Cheese!
6) Be creative
You may need to experiment and see what works for you. However in general, natural lighting works best.
9) Keep it short
Bribe them ..
Bonus tip – process your pictures.
Now you don’t have to go all high-tech on this if you don’t want to. But even using a Lightroom app on your phone can make an amazing difference! Check out the “before and after” of Simba’s photos below. Just by adjusting the lighting and making some of the colours “pop”, it makes the photo much brighter.
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