Guide to Pet Photography
- Relax. Move Slowly. Stay calm and be patient.
- Pick a non cluttered background. Look at all 4 corners of the frame and make sure you see what you like.
- Shoot in there world. Especially cats. Where do they like to hang out?
- Get down to there level eye to eye.
- Lighting. Good lighting makes an average picture great.
- Backlight the subject and Use fill flash.
- Focus on the eyes and expression. Use toys, food, noises to animate a bored animal.
- Use shallow depth of field. It focuses on the animals instead of the background. Harder to do with a cell phone.
- Reward your pet with food and praise. Fool your pet into thinking they are making the decision.
- Make sure the animals are not hot and overexcited. Most dog pictures with tongues hanging out are not good unless it’s and action shot.
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