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Top Tips for Photographing Your Pet

It can sometimes be challenging to take unique, clear photographs of your pet. This is because, unlike humans, pets don’t understand what you’re trying to do so as to pose for the camera. However, there are always some things that you can do to ensure you have the best photos of your pet. Here are top tips for photographing your pet. 

1. The personality of your pet comes first

It’s important to know the personality of your pet even before starting photographing it. Try to determine what sets your pet apart from the rest of the animals. With that in mind, try to capture some of its personality in your shots. For instance, if your pet is known as a placid little thing, sleepy or lazy set up your photo-shoot where it usually go after a meal to rest or around it’s bed and you’ll definitely have every chance you are looking for to capture a shot that is very unique and beautiful. Alternatively if you have a pet that is always on the move, hyperactive and inquisitive it might be good to take photographs at a local park or ground where it’s jumping for balls, playing with other pets or racing around.

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2. Use natural light

At any time when looking to take some pictures of your pet consider using natural light. Avoid flash as much as possible, as flush can often burst, causing red-eye and even frighten your animal. Consider taking photographing it outsider or in a room well lit by natural light. 

3. Catch your pet unaware

Posed shots can also be effective and fun, but photographing anything in a candidly paparazzi style can be really amazing. For example, photographing your pet while unaware - whether playing or jumping - around can produce very great and unique pictures.

4. Mix up the framing

Like humans, pets subjects is look different from various angles and to frame them in several ways can come with different perspectives to the shots you take. While taking photographs of your pet try some tightly cropped-facial shots – even focusing right on certain features like whiskers, eyes, ears, or noses –also consider capturing three-quarter body shots and full body shots. That way, you’ll end up with a variety of shots, which give viewers of photographs a full perspective on who really your pet is.

5. Be playful

Pets can sometimes be playful little critters and instead of attempting to contain that to get your pet posed for a special shot, it can be effective to go with its playfulness and make this personality a central feature of your picture. You can include some of its toys; stimulate it to look longingly into your camera by simply holding a very special treat above your head. Or, take a photo with your pet sitting on top of your mid wrestle or any other thing. Make your photo-shoot session a great, fun experience for both your pet and you and possibly your shots can likely reflect it.

Conclusively, with these tips taken into proper consideration, photographing your pet will be easier and a fun experience. If possible, include some people in the pictures of your pet and this can create or add a context the image.

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