The Secrets to Pet Photography
The secret to successful pet photography is making sure your animal is comfortable in its environment. If they are unhappy with the space, it’s hard to get a good picture because they’ll either move around or hide from the camera.
Ensure no bright lights are shining on them and give them plenty of space by placing food or toys in different areas. The location also needs to have enough light to have better pet photography. This blog post will walk you through the basics of successful pet photography for you to create great images.
HERE ARE THE OTHER TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL PET PHOTOGRAPHY
1. USE NATURAL LIGHT TO TAKE PICTURES OF PETS
If you’re going to take pictures of your pet inside, it is best to shoot near the windows to allow natural light to come in. Alternatively, use lamps for better lighting control and softer illumination.
2. CAPTURE THE PET’S PERSONALITY
It’s important to be creative when taking pictures of our pets. But it is true with pet photography. It can be difficult to get a great picture because there are many opportunities for your pet to move or look away at the camera.
In that case, I would recommend post-processing your photos using an app like Photoshop. When editing a photo of your pet, it is important to emphasize certain features of their personality.
3. SHOOT FROM A LOW ANGLE FOR A MORE INTERESTING SHOT
It’s best to get on the floor with your pet. It will allow you to capture a new angle of them – making for slightly more interesting pictures than if you were just standing up and taking shots of them from your typical height.
4. TAKE MULTIPLE SHOTS
If you’re trying to take a picture of your pet and looking away from the camera, don’t get frustrated or angry at them. Just keep taking pictures until they look at you. When editing, having multiple shots to choose from means you can find a better-looking angle and not rely on just one photo.
CONCLUSION OF SUCCESSFUL PET PHOTOGRAPHY
Another great way to improve your pet photography is to make friends with other pet photographers. Don’t be shy. Talk to them about how you take pictures of your pets and ask them for advice on capturing certain poses/expressions of your pet. If it all is just too much, contact us and schedule a session with our very own pet photographer at (423) 378-4443.