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Beginner Photography Tips - Five Quick Tips For Great Pet Photography

If you can keep the three following tips in mind while photographing your pet you can almost be assured of a satisfying result. You can use these tips as a springboard to ever more sophisticated and creative pet portraiture. 

Stock photos randomly selected from John's "animal antics" collection of funny animal pix.    

 Stock photo and greeting card picture of a cat fishing with his son the kitten on the end of a dock
  Cat Father & Son Fishing together

 

Animal Antics - Photo of dogs in a beauty salon sitting under the hair dryers gossiping
             Dogs in a beauty parlor under hair dryers

Greeting Card stock photo of a bulldog arm wrestling with a german shepard, a very funny animal picture
A bulldog and a German Shepard arm wrestle

 Adorable cute puppy picture of a pomeranian puppy - animal antics stock photo
  Cute Adorable Puppy Picture

Adorable cute kitten photo of a cat laying on a couch wearing a tiara with a boquet of flowers
 An Animal Antics Greeting Card Photo of Cat with Tiara

 Funny animal antics stock photo of a tabby holding up some red valentine hearts he has cut out for you
  Picture of a happy Tabby Valentine Cat
 

Beginner Photography Tips - Quick Tips For Great Pet Photography

Five Quick Tips For Great Pet Photography


If you can keep the three following tips in mind while photographing your pet you can almost be assured of a satisfying result.  You can use these tips as a springboard to ever more sophisticated and creative pet portraiture.

Tip Number One:

Get Down.  Get down onto your pet's level.  Seeing your pet at eye level makes a shot inherently more interesting.  We are always looking down at them, but by shooting them at eye level we not only get a more interesting perspective, but you can also achieve stronger connection.

Tip Number Two:

Focus on your pet's eyes.  Even if you don't get anything else sharp, get the eyes sharp.  In fact, if your pet's eyes are sharp, and nothing else, it can even be a creative plus.  Again, the connection you establish with your subject will be much stronger if the eyes are sharp, and connection is ultimately what it is all about.

Tip Number Three:

Get the light right.  Having the light behind you a little to the left or right almost guarantees your pet will be well lit.  Not necessarily the most interesting light, but I'd rather have well lit than a featureless blob.  If you want to get a little more sophisticated, set your flash to 1/3 under exposed (if you have an adjustable camera and flash) and have the available light from behind or slightly behind your subject matter.  Using a flash, even in bright light, is probably a good idea as long as the flash does not overpower the existing light.  Using the flash as a supplement is known as "Fill Flash".  It can bring out the subtle details as well as adding a "catch light" to your pet's eyes.  Adding a simple catch light can bring an otherwise drab image to life.

Tip Number Four:

Center yourself, not the picture.  Your focusing on the eyes, right?  Make sure those eyes are not in the center of the picture. Most people center the eyes leaving a lot of empty space at the top of the frame.  Try putting your pet's eyes on the upper right or left quadrant for a starting point.  And fill the frame; it is hard to be too close!

Tip Number Five:

Get your pet's attention.  You have the eyes in focus.  The composition is looking good.  Now get your pet's attention.  It might be calling their name, making a noise, or even having a friend hold a treat just above your head.  But be prepared.  You want to press that shutter point just when your pet's eyes zero in on you and his or her ears perk up.  That precious look usually only lasts a fleeting moment, but capture it and you'll have a picture you can treasure forever.