Pet Photography Tips for Beginners

by VetDepot on August 13, 2014

kitten camera blogYou already know your pet is as adorable as they come, so it’s natural to want to capture that cute face on camera. However, taking pictures of a squirming puppy or a cat that refuses to look at the camera isn’t always an easy task. Below are four tips for capturing the perfect pet photos:

1.) Practice patience: Enticing your pet to sit still long enough to snap the perfect shot can be difficult to say the least. Know that getting a great photo may take a few tries and getting frustrated with your pet won’t make for happy memories associated with the picture.

2.) Let your pet act natural: Sometimes, the best photos are of pets doing what they do best. That might be lounging on their favorite chair, chewing on their new toy, or even begging at the table! Capturing your pet’ s personality will make for a more memorable photo (and it’s a lot easier than staging a formal photo shoot).

3.) Use treats: Let’s face it, it’s a lot easier to convince your pet to do something when food is part of the deal. Offer lots of praise and a special snack for being so cooperative.

4.) Have fun! If both you and your pet are having a good time during the shoot, it will shine through in the photos. Try going outside or snapping a selfie with your pet. Whatever you do, just enjoy! The best photographs are often the silliest.

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