Tips On Taking Pet Photos
to get as close as possible. This can be difficult
because the animal wants to come to you, so you may need some
help from an assistant to keep the animal in place.
- Ideal lighting conditions are outside on
a cloudy day, or in open shade. Avoid back lighting.
- A three quarter view is ideal, and shows
more of the body and tail than a head on view.
- Take some close ups of the head to show
detail and personality.
- Get down on the same level as the
animal, or place the animal on a picnic table to get it up to your
level . Again, some assistance may be required here. If you want your
pet portrayed on a certain rug, place the rug under the animal so that
the angles will match.
a whole roll, in different lighting situations, some with flash, some
without .Flash photos can destroy all the natural shadows, but can
also give more accurate color. It would not be unusual to only get a
few good shots on a roll, so don't be discouraged, you may have to try
more that once to get the shot you want.
- It is best not to shoot down from above
the animal, as it can distort the view. There are always exceptions,
as in the painting of the Akita and Retriever.