When it comes to photography, the photo is only as good as the photographer. Okay, that may not always be the case, but the photographer plays a vital role in how a photo turns out. We have a few tips for you to improve the way you take photos of your dog or any other pet.
Know your equipment
You don’t need to go out and get a high-end camera to take photos. You can do so with a decent DSLR that won’t have you digging into your savings. Make sure you get a wide-angle lens with it so that when you plan on taking photographs of your dog playing, you can easily capture the whole scenery.
When it comes to editing photos, you can use Adobe Photoshop, which is fairly easy to use. There are numerous tutorials online, if you do not already know how to use it. It is one of those softwares where you can easily play around and learn yourself.
Know when to take a photo
Getting your dog’s attention and having them sit for a photo is not easy. Well, it can be if you have an obedient dog, otherwise you will need to be patient. You can call your dog’s name and gauge if he or she is in the mood for a photo session, if not then you should probably do it at another time.
You can even give your dog food for puppies or any other kind of treat in order to get their attention and treat them after the shoot also.
Getting your dog to smile
In order to get your dog to smile you may need to play around with it. You can have it chase you around the yard, your house, or play fetch with it. Just getting the dog active for 5-10 minutes should be enough to have it grinning and flashing a wonderful smile for your photos.
Faster shutter speed
When outdoor and looking to catch your dog in action, it is recommended that you increase the shutter speed. This is a fantastic technique especially when there is a lot of natural light. If there is limited lighting then we do not recommend this as the faster shutter speed captures less light.
Edit your photos
When you have captured the photo be sure to process it afterwards. Play around in Photoshop, if you aren’t that well-versed in it then the software also has its auto adjustment settings which can improve the photos for you.
Animal photography over all is on a rise. Now that everyone has a decent camera on their phone. You can easily just click away and capture your dog as it plays in your yard. With our tips, you can make sure all the pictures you take of your dog are Instagram or Facebook worthy.