If you’re anything like me, your dog is a part of your family and that means you sometimes will want to take pictures with them or of just them alone. However, dogs can be tricky to get good photos of. They can be squeamish, clingy, or just not interested in looking forward at the camera. That’s why today’s blog will give you 5 Tips For Beautiful Photos With Your Dog.
Call Their Name and/or Bribe Them- When taking a photo of your pet they can sometimes look off in a direction that isn’t where your camera is located. Be sure to call their name or have someone hold a treat next to the camera. This can sometimes get your dog’s attention and get them to look toward the camera for a great picture. If you’re trying to take a selfie with your pet, or you have a camera set up with a timer, you may want to have someone else sit behind the camera or you’re phone holding a treat so that once again it looks like your pet is looking at the camera.
Try Some Candid Shots- Sometimes pets just aren’t in the mood for pictures. This is when you may want to get some candid shots of them. Try to take close-up pictures of their paws, some pics of them chewing their bone or playing with their newest toy. These types of pictures can be very cute as well.
Take Them For A Walk- You may be wondering what taking your dog for a walk has to do with getting a good picture of them. Well, if you take your doggo on a walk you’ll be able to use up all their energy walking them so that when you get home they’ll want to lay down or sit and rest. This is the perfect time to snap a few pictures of them while they aren’t all rowdy. You may even get some cute pictures of them taking a nap.
Be Patient- Patience is going to be your best friend. Sometimes you have to wait for your pet to settle down or to sit the right way so that you can get the money shot. If you’re not patient then you’ll just frustrate yourself.
Book A Photographer That’s Good With Pets- Your last option is my favorite and also helpful if you want professional photos taken of you and your pet or just of your pet alone. There are many photographers who are good at getting dogs to settle down and take pictures. Some may even have treats or toys for your dog to help them look at the camera.