Can’t get your pet to just pose for the camera? Our pets are like family to us, but getting a photo to frame and put on your desk can be challenging to say the least! If only we could get them to understand what we are trying to do and just pose for a photo! Here are 5 tips that will help you take better photos of your family pet.
- Keep the Eyes Sharp
As they say, “eyes are the window to the soul” so be sure to capture the essence of your pet’s personality by focusing on your pet’s eyes. Focused eyes make wonderful images.
- Capture their Personality
You know your pet’s personality better than anyone else, so be sure to capture your pet’s character in your photos. Got a silly dog or a lazy cat? Capture an image of your lazy cat yawning or your sill dog ready to pounce on a ball.
- Go to Them
Help put your pet at ease by going to them, and not forcing them to come to you. Then, get down on their level so you can take an image from their point of view.
- Schedule your Session
Ready for a formal portrait session? Try to schedule the photo session when your pet is somewhat sleepy or after a walk to rid him of excess energy. If you want a more dynamic shot then pick up a time of day when your pet is more energetic.
- Be Patient
Pet photography requires a lot of patience. No matter how excited your furry friend is, if you are patient enough, he will end up relaxing and you will have the get a decent shot.