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Take Great Photos Of Your Pets

by erin. (follow)
Blogger/Writer/Aspiring Millionaire Love of interior design, animals and arts and crafts
1. Use Good Lighting
Natural lighting is probably the closest thing to your best friend when photographing any subject but particularly pets. This is especially important when you are photographing a dark coloured subject such as a black dog. The natural light will light their eyes beautifully and take shadows away from their face. When you use artificial light it tends to reflect on their eyes making them red in the photos and leave their face in darkness unless you have really good photography tools.

2. Take interesting angels.
Don't just do the front on shot. Get below them or above them. Even close ups of their eyes or ears can turn out to be really interesting photos!

3.Use treats or toys to get their attention
Squeaky toys are great for achieving those cocked ear looks in dogs or looking up at a treat, while a piece of lettuce might keep a bunny still while you snap away.

5.Remove the clutter from the background
There is nothing worse than seeing some object sticking out of your pets head or a pile of kids toys behind them in the lounge room. Make the subject the main focus.

6.Use props
They can be natural such as a rock or plant or you could go for a fancy bow tie or jacket. Anything to make it more of a photoshoot than amateur luck.

6.Test out a variety of backgrounds
From bricks, grass, indoors, outdoors, gravel. The opportunities are endless, even more so when you change angels.

6. Don't just get your pet to "pose"

Some of the best photos come from what they do naturally such as jumping, digging, grooming or eating.

7. Check out all the fantastic photo editing apps and filters available
Effects from vintage to black and white all the way through to cartoon and weather effects can create some unique scenes.

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