How To Take The Best Pictures Of Your Dog
Us dog owners love to take photos of our dogs, whether it be for personal memories in the future or to share on our social platforms with our friends. The truth is it can be a struggle to capture their adorableness. If you find it hard to get your dog to look at the camera or get the best lighting, you are not alone. The good news is we have put together a quick guide that will make you a dog photographer in no time and you won’t need to buy an expensive camera, your smartphone will do the trick.
Make use of natural lighting
Photos that are taken outdoors or by the window with warm natural sunlight often come out the best. If you are outside and it is a very sunny day, opt to take pictures in the shade to avoid a washed-out look.
Turn off the flash
The issue with using the flash on your phone is it can give pets that unwanted red-eye effect. The flash can also be frightening for your dog and it delays the photo which may cause you to miss that perfect moment with your pet. A great alternative is to use a desk lamp providing warm light in dark environments when you want to take photos at night time.
Pay attention to the background
The dog should be the focal point of the photo so be sure that there is nothing overly distracting in the background. Also, be aware of the colours of the background, pick an environment with different colours than your dog’s coat so that your furry friend stands out.
Get down to your dog’s level
Try a new angle by crouching or even lying down, it allows you to see things from your pup’s perspective. If you are finding it hard to get your dog to look at the camera, try whistling or use our kibbles.
Take many photos
Getting the perfect photo takes time and because dogs are playful, you will likely need to take more than one photo. It also takes time for your dog to get used to the camera. It is not only a good idea to take many photos the get that perfect picture but also to catch your dog in different moods and poses.
We hope you find these tips helpful in taking perfect dog photos. If you know a fellow dog owner who loves to take photos of their pet, why not share these tips with them?