1) Getting Your Pet To Look At The Camera
When taking pictures of humans, you point the camera at them and shoot. Pets don’t have that same understanding, so it may take a few tries before they learn how to look at the camera – or in this case, YOU. If you need help getting your pet’s attention, try calling their name or rubbing a favorite treat on your lens glasses. It will get them interested in something other than YOU!
Pet Photography Tips
2) Getting Your Pet To Stay Still
Have you wanted to take photos of your pet? Perhaps you’d like to share them with friends and family on social media sites, including Facebook, Twitter, etc. It might even be a good idea for a professional pet photographer to try out! However, if you’re going to snap away at those cute little furry balls of energy that play around the house, then you must have some great ideas about how to go about it.
Taking a photograph of your pet can be a challenge. They are not as easy to pose as a person, and since they cannot tell you what they want, you have to think outside the box. I will show you how to overcome some common problems using tricks that professional photographers use. In this article, I will provide seven tips on how to take perfect photos of your pet.
We know that this sounds impossible, but there are ways to get your pet to stay still. One way is to give them a treat when they do it right, and another way is by bribing them with their favorite Small Pet Toys. It will work in the short term, but you will eventually need to teach them to stay still when you ask without bribing. You can start with a simple trick like “sit” or even stand there until they stop moving, then praise them and tell them what a good dog/cat/ferret/fish/turtle they are!
When taking pictures of humans, we use catchlights (reflections from our flash) in the eyes to give them a little sparkle. It isn’t possible with animals since they have no reflection in their eyes, but if you can get your pet to look at the camera, you will see their eyes clearly, making it easier when editing later.
Pets are not always the best subjects for backgrounds with busy patterns or dark colors, so use solid-colored sheets instead of a multi-patterned bedspread. Just make sure that you read some articles on photographing dogs before trying this.
5) Camera Settings
When taking pictures of humans, we usually use portrait mode and switch to landscape if necessary. With pets, you should most likely use landscape mode unless your pet is standing still, then you may be able to use portrait. If your camera does not have these modes, you can manually do the same by using a larger aperture (low f-stop number) and lowering your ISO. These settings will ensure that your shutter speed is fast enough to avoid blurry images.
One of the best things about owning a pet is providing you with unconditional love and companionship. In return, it is essential to take good care of them, which includes taking good photos of your pet. Being able to capture some truly unique pictures of your beloved pet will not only help you bond with them more, but it will also be an excellent way for you to remember all the fun times you have had together. These tips on how to take perfect photos of your pet will teach you just that.
We hope this article has helped with some of the problems that come up when photographing pets. Now go out there and start taking some great pictures. Remember to have fun!”