At the beginning of January, I shared a post where I went over the biggest thing I have learned about photographing pets. I am no professional photographer, but when you blog about pets, you want to learn the basics of taking great, blog - worthy photos pretty quick! Since many of you showed interest in my photography post, I thought I would do up a few more tips for you guys today.
- As per my post back at the beginning of the month, my favorite and best photography tip I have to offer is - Getting down to their level. While there are some cases where you may want/need to stand above your pet to take their photo, most times getting down to their level allows you to really capture their features, and their personality.
- Another thing I have learned through pet blogging, is the fact that, hey... pets can be super hard to get a good photo of!! That's a fact, so we need to work around that. How? Depending on which camera you are using, there is a setting that allows you to take 5 quick shots all in one click, then you can choose the best photo out of the whole series. I find this comes in very handy with a pet who doesn't like to stay still for photo shoots.
- Noises! Loud, high pitched noises are your best friend when it comes to taking good pictures of your pet. Your probably wondering what the heck I am talking about. Ok, I want you to try something... grab your camera, and your pet, now set up your photo shoot area, position yourself, and when your ready for that pic, make a funny, loud noise. Your pet should look at you with a curious look on their face. You may even get that all familiar, super adorable, head tilt!
- And finally, last but not least, always remember - before you set up a photo shoot, try and make sure your pet is tired out and well exercised. Take your dog for a nice long walk, play with your kitty for a while, tire them out! Having them relaxed and not so jumpy will help greatly when it comes to taking their photos.
Capture a blog worthy photo of your pet by making a loud high pitched noise as u are about 2 snap that pic! #HeadTilt #PetPhotographyTips— Jenna Drady (@HuskyCrazed) January 21, 2016
How about you?