It’s covered in hair, perfectly adorable, and it never stops moving! Taking successful photos of your pet requires a modicum of effort and skill.
Want to take memorable photos of your favourite companion?
If you’ve ever tried to photograph your pet, you know that this exercise is not always easy. Animals do not follow instructions. However, it is possible to take beautiful photos. Here are some tips…
Choose the daylight
Take advantage of the daylight. If this is not possible, then choose an angle of shooting that will illuminate your subject of indirect light. Red eye on a dog or a cat cannot be removed easily. Besides, the use of the flash may surprise or scare your pet. In addition, the flash often causes unwanted reflections on the fur.
Pick the best spot
The best place to take a photo of your pet is outside, where you can benefit from the daylight. Bring it on the lawn! All you have to do is to watch him play and be ready to press the shutter at the right time.
The eyes of your pet are the key to a good photo
It’s a real challenge to photograph an animal in action. A word of advice: set your focus on his eyes and shoot! A photo of your pet that looks the camera lens is usually an interesting photo.
Each animal has its own personality, let it shine!
Use some accessories
Why not take a photo of your dog when playing football or Frisbee on the lawn? The use of familiar objects will give a natural look to your photos.
Lean, put your device at its level
Because pets are smaller than us, shooting from above does not always yield good results. Kneel to have your camera at the height of the animal – this allows you to see the world from its perspective. You’ll also take incredible photographs!
Do not hesitate to take close-ups. You can also try to take some pictures with a telephoto lens, but remember that in doing so, the length of field will be limited, and consequently it will reduce the net zone on your photo. However, in some cases, a limited depth of field can put the focus on interesting details…
Use the self-timer
Of course, your pet is happier when you play with him! Why don’t you just activate the self-timer on your camera and go play with him? Take the opportunity to get his attention until the picture is taken.
As a bonus, you will also look happy on the picture!
Experiment, experiment, experiment…
Feel free to experiment with different angles, lighting, locations and objectives. You will discover your comfort zone and realize true masterpieces!