5 tips for the most Awesome photos Of Your Mutt



photo credit: nicola.albertini; www.flickr.com Sgt. Sniff-a-lot

photo credit: nicola.albertini; www.flickr.com Sgt. Sniff-a-lot

3.  Consider the angle.  Some of the best dog pictures are usually taken at your dog’s level.  Many people take pictures standing up, looking down at their dogs but if you really want to get good pictures of your dog then get right down on the floor with him.

4.  Look at your surroundings.  You can take great pictures anywhere, but it certainly helps to have good surroundings, free of clutter.  Simple surroundings can help focus attention on your dog.  A clean, sandy beach or green trees will make your dog look great.  Watch for things growing out of your dog’s head like telephone poles.  And try to keep some contrast in the background.  If you have a black dog stay away from black backdrops; and light backdrops for light-colored dogs, and so on. 

If you have a dog, you probably have photos of your favorite pooch. 
You may also know how difficult it is to get a good picture of your dog. 
As soon as the camera comes out, it seems the dogs scatter away.
Some dogs start walking toward the camera to investigate which produces close-ups of their noses and smudges on the camera lens.  Some owners seem to get blurry pictures of their dog running around.


Don’t despair!  Here are some tips for getting good photos of your dog.


1.  Plan ahead. 
To get some good pictures of your dog, you need to do a little strategic planning.  That means letting your dog get used to the camera.  If you only bring out your camera a minute before you want to take a picture your dog is going to walk straight to the camera to investigate it.  Instead, grab your camera and let your dog get used to it.  Take the camera out often.  Wear it a while.  That way your dog will be used to it and will act naturally.  You should also consider some other factors before you take pictures.  Is your dog wound up and zooming around?  Then be in position for his action shots.  Is he lazy and mellow?  Get in the best spots to take those shots.


2.  Take lots of pictures. 
If you take just a few pictures of your dog, you may get a great photograph,  but to get good pictures you need to set aside time and take lots of photos.  You can catch your dog doing all kinds of cool things and his personality will really come out in the pictures.



Photo Credit: Jack Wallsten www.flickr.com  Dog (resting)

Photo Credit: Jack Wallsten http://www.flickr.com  Dog (resting)

5.  Have fun.  Don’t be afraid to have fun with your dog.  Remember that you don’t have to make every photo look the same.  Mix them up a little!  Have some close-ups.  Do some body shots.  Take a head shot.  Use different angles.  And ask a friend to help.  Sometimes having a friend playing with your dog can help, especially if your friend has a squeaky toy.  Professional photographers often use squeaky toys to get a great facial expression from a dog.

Follow these tips to get some great pictures of your dog.  It’s all for fun so go out and have a great time with your dog and your camera

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