Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life –...

Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life – Dog Appreciation Day

Tips on Photographing Dogs - One Picture can save a Life - Dog Appreciation Day

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Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life – Dog Appreciation Day

What it’s like to Photograph a Dog?

Every dog is a joker. Wouldn’t you agree on that?

Credit: Unknown
Credit: Unknown

Photography is an art and Photographing a Dog is no less than that. It requires the photographer to be patient, observant and at the same time creative.

Before we hit the TIPS ON PHOTOGRAPHING DOGS, we would like to remind you that the Dog Appreciation Day, 26th August, is just round the corner. You can share with us your best Dog Photos in the comment section below or tag us in your Social Media posts at FB / Instagram or alternatively you can email us at lightartacademy@gmail.com for a chance to get featured at our Website / Facebook / Instagram.

Dog Appreciation Day is all about spreading awareness on adoption, rescue and sharing of some love with dogs.

https://www.dogspot.in/adoption/
https://www.dogspot.in/adoption/

One good picture can save a dog’s life.

Adopt, Don’t Shop!

Tips on Photographing Dogs:

1. Team up with a Partner

First things first, to make the whole process of Photographing Dogs or any pet a joyful experience and an achievable task, you must team up with a Partner.

This partner can be the dog owner / or your friend and can really help you in controlling and keeping the dog calm. This way you can just focus on taking pictures and lift up your creative you in Photographing the dog.

2. Get rid of Distractions

Too many people in a team during the dog photography project is actually going to act as a distraction for your dog. Because your dog would be interested in playing with you, your camera and at the same time with other people in the team. So having a controlled number of participants in the project can really help you in getting all the attention of your dog during the shoot.

3. Get low

When you are shooting dogs, you must not forget to get low on their level. Photographs taken while standing would usually end up in having a human perspective. On the other hand if you get low, you can actually enter a dog’s world, making your photographs more appealing and strong.

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4. Simplify your Composition

Too many things in your composition can make your image look flat. Choose a composition which can help lift up your dog’s personality.

Photographer : Unknown
Photographer : Unknown

5. Shoot with a fast lens

Shooting with a fast lens will allow you to fight low light, freeze the moment by increasing the shutter speed. A 40 mm / 50 mm F2.8, will allow you to shoot in low light situations and create that nice blurry background bringing the real personality of your dog.

Photographer: Alicja Zmyslowska
Photographer: Alicja Zmyslowska

6. Treat your Dog

To keep the dog interested in you, you must treat your dog from time to time. You can keep some eatables, handy for the dog, acceptable to the dog owner. You can also use some toys / make some noise to get a head tilt or interesting pose.

7. Walk your dog

Your dog may be super friendly, playing around but things may look a little bit tough. To counter a tough look, you can walk around the dog till he starts panting. Trust me panting can look like smiling.

8. Choosing a right background

Choosing a right background can make a huge difference in your dog photography. Specially if you are shooting a black or white dog.

You should not have a dark background for a black dog and light background for a white dog. Choose a background which can create a nice contrast.

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9. Add an interesting element in the picture

To create a drama, you can probably have another dog or animal accompany your dog in your frame. This will help you bring out the character in your dog.

Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life – Dog Appreciation Day
Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life – Dog Appreciation Day

10. Lighting

Last but not the least, Lighting. Lighting is the most important factor in any kind of Photography. Shooting in low light conditions can be very challenging. Use of flash is not advisable, as this disturbs your pet. Selection of a good fast lens can really matter here.

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That’s all folks, do share your tips on Photographing Dogs in the comments below and stand a chance to get featured on our Website / Facebook / Instagram.

After all, one good picture can save a life.

Adopt!!! Don’t shop….

Tips on Photographing Dogs – One Picture can save a Life – Dog Appreciation Day