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Basic Dog Photography: 5 Easy Dog Photo Tips for Beginners - Take Better Photos of Your Dog Now
If you're interested in dog photography, or just looking to take better photos of your own pooch - here are some useful dog photo tips to get you started.
1. Get down to your dog’s level – This is probably the most common mistake in dog photography.
Don’t just shoot from a standing position looking down at your dog: be prepared to get down on the ground for the most impressive dog photos - and simply wipe away the dog slobber from the lens and throw your trousers in the washing machine when you get back home.
2. When taking your photos don't forget to look at the background too. A small change of camera position can make a huge difference! Watch out for distracting trees growing out of your dog's head, or distracting clutter. Attention to small details can make a huge difference to the finished photo! Experiment with different coloured backgrounds and see what makes your dog's colour 'pop'.
3. Take lots and lots of photos! The old saying “film is cheap” is truer than ever in this digital age. You’ve already paid for the camera and you can snap away to your heart’s content, so don’t be stingy – just snap away.
The more photos you take, the more you’ll get a feel for what you’re doing and what works best for you and your dog.
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4. If you’re looking to take a classic ‘portrait’ of your dog but find it difficult to get him to sit still just take him out for a good walk first, or throw a ball and let him run off some steam (also great for action shots!). When your dog feels relaxed they’re much more likely to settle.
5. Be patient! Don’t expect great results right away, but keep shooting away and you’re sure to get some great captures that you can treasure forever.