Dog Photography, the secret is timing and patience
Starring Mario Peso and Pissie Marie
My Dogs as my models
I love photography and my dogs are one of those that I consider my favorite models or subject. I update their photos from time to time because I usually attached those in my articles when I submit to a pet magazine. I am also active in at least two dog forums where I post my dogs' pictures. I post thier latest photos at Facebook regularly so that friends can see how cute they are as they grow old gracefully.
Since then it became a challenge to me to capture my dogs moments... though I don't do it as often as I want to, I make sure that when we are in the pictorial modes, dogs are happy and playful.
What is Action shots in dogs Photography
Action shots means taking photos of your subjects while playing. For the Dogs this is very comfortable because they are not required to sit as told by thier humans. They are not even told to play.... it's the photographer who is going to adjust to them. If using a Digicam, set your camera into continued shots so you can easily take photos one after another, and to capture the playful moments.
Secrets of Glamour shots
In this type of shots, dog are required to wear cute or casual dog clothes. It can also mean a dog wearing Hat that matches his harness or shirts., Aside from wearing dog accessories, it's the photographer's role to capture that glamorous look and pose of the dogs. so timing and quickness of hands or fingers to click the camera portrays a big role here
Look at the Camera shots
How to make them look at the Camera
Depending on the dogs' mood sometimes, to make them look at the camera is a bit tricky and hard. The one taking the shots must have enough patience, to call their names. If you are talking about one dog, it's easier to make him look at the camera, but if you want two dogs to look at the camera at the same time, I guess that requires harmony and attachment between the dogs and the photographer....
Good Dogs Shots
Behave dogs Shots
This is harder than make them look at the camera, though in this shot, you will not really require them to look at the camera but at least, let them stay together. Again to do this with one dog is easier. But then as their Human, dogs will look up to you and soon you can make them at least sit together, just be quick in clicking the camera, dogs are impatient models too.
The best shot
The best time to take photos of them
The best time to take photos of dogs is when they are sleeping. The cuteness is natural and very innocent. Just be careful with your movements because you can easily wake them up with one single noise.
Tips, Suggestions and Technique
Dog photography is easier with human and dogs that have a good rapport to one another. Meaning the dogs are so comfortable with their humans and humans know very well the behavior of his furbabies.
Dog photography requires patience because our models here are dogs not professional human models that can understand all our instructions. We humans are to adapt to what our dogs are capable of doing.
You can use treats or toys to keep them looking at you. Reward them with treats and don't ever make them feel that picture taking is such a pressure. Let them feel that you are just playing with them.
If you think you are the one running out of patience, it means photo session must be stopped and must be continued on another day when you already load yourself with too much patience.
Always remember that forcing a dog to do something is not good and not an effective way to let them learn. I mean,I can always show my dogs photos to every one with confidence that I never threatened my dog just for one good photo.
Notice to readers
My apologies for not stating that, I am not a professional photographer that photography is just a hobby and I just find it nice to share with fellow hubbers about what I observed when I took photos of my pets.... I Think it's good to see them behaving well in front of the camera, and I am not teaching technicalities here, I am only sharing, as the title said it, the technique here is patience and timing......and what I am trying to teach is how to make your pets pose in a camera without their human forcing them to do it. sorry for not making it clear here.
Apologies to those who were not please with the photos, but it's not the quality of the pictures that I want to show here but my dogs when they are in front of the camera...and obviously, this hub is under the pets and animals topic and not Photography....