Nothing is better than looking back at old photos, especially with your pet in the picture. Ensure that any pet photoshoot is a success with tips to make your four-legged friends more cooperative!
Focus on the eyes
The eyes are the most expressive part of any animal, and capturing them can make all the difference to the overall composition of the photo. Set the aperture to wide mode on your camera, and make those close-ups ones to admire for years to come.
Be in the moment
It can be difficult to get your pet to sit still for a long period of time (or any time at all). Instead, play to their instincts and capture a natural moment, such as rolling in the grass and playing on the living room floor. Try to capture the moment from their perspective!
Pay attention to lighting
Lighting makes a world of difference during any type of photoshoot. Use natural lighting instead of the harsh flash to avoid the unwanted red eye. There’s no need to edit the photos for hours afterwards if you use the outdoor lighting to your advantage from the get-go.
Photographing animals is no small feat. While there are ways to communicate with them, it can sometimes take a lot for them to calm down and listen to your commands. Practice patience with your pets, and use treats during particularly difficult moments as incentive for them to be cooperative throughout your time behind the camera.