If you have recently brought home a new puppy or kitten, chances are you can not wait to take some pictures! Of course, your dog or cat can make a great model. While your pet may like to pose or smile, it can sometimes be difficult to capture the perfect image. Read on to learn more with these pet photography tips to celebrate your hairy friend.
Tips for pet photography for your new one
Puppy or Kitten
1. Incorporate toys into your photography
A great way to bring your photo to life is to try to incorporate some play! Consider giving your pet a variety of toys during photography. It can help with a little spunk and personality to see your photos and you never know what action shot you might get!
2. Choose quality lighting
Whether you want to shoot outdoors in your own backyard, a local park or the comforts of your own home, lighting is an important factor in capturing a beautiful image. If you have the chance, consider shooting outdoors early in the morning like sunrise or late in the day around sunset. This is known as the "golden hour" and can really help give your pet an extra boost.
3. Catch a Favorite Activity
If your new puppy loves to take a nap in his dog house or if your new kitten likes to explore in a DIY scavenger hunt, consider letting them take the lead. Try to capture these moments by taking many pictures in one session and then select your favorites. What is special about this photo series is that you can capture a puppy or kitten "first". There is nothing like looking back on the first moments for baby pets.
4. Reward with sweets
Just as play and interaction are a good tip for pet photography, so provide snacks for your best friend. In fact, taking a series of photos can give your hairy friend some energy. If you are taking pictures on your mobile phone, you can also consider placing sweets above the lens. This can help your pet to focus and look directly at the camera (probably with a smile on his face!)
5. Take your time
Pets are unpredictable. It can actually take time for your pet to pose, focus or even smile! Consider scheduling your photography around your family schedule. In fact, you may need extra hands to interact with your hairy friends. You may also need to film on different days, depending on your pet's attention. Regardless, you will probably have a lot of pictures that you can reuse, like making your own DIY pet pop art. For some inspiration, check out Dog Breathe photography.
Tips for pet photography can help you
capture the memorable family moments
nothing like your pet's smile, so imagine catching your best friend
furry face in your very own unique family photo session. After all, you know
your pet best. But by taking your time, embracing play and toys, reward with
treats, and with the help of quality light you may think you have too many amazing photos to do
choose for your next pet gallery wall!
What are some of your favorite pets?
To learn more about how to announce your new pet, read Four Essential New Puppy Announcement Ideas
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