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Adorable Pet Photography And Tips

Pet photography info

It is a specialized subcategory of professional photography. Pet photography involves several aspects that are similar to traditional studio portraits. Mainly the studio process where the pet is place in front of the camera and studio lights and the backdrops and props change from pose to pose. Most pet photography is done digitally so owners can view and select their pictures right away.

Pet photography can also be done in natural lighting, outside of a studio, in a client’s home for example. This is where dogs and cats are typically most comfortable.

Pet photography tips

1. Use Natural Light

Try as much as you can to use use natural light when taking your pet in picture. Avoid flash, as flash burst can, not only cause red-eye, but also frighten the animal.

2. Keep the Eyes Sharp

When making portraits make sure to focus on your pet’s eyes and keep the tack sharp. Pets eye can be very expressive.

3. Go to Them

It is very important that you pet feels comfortable and at ease, so instead of forcing him to come to you go to him

4. Go Macro

Put on that long lens and fill the frame with your pet’s face and fur, close up shots often make beautiful animal portrait.

5. Surprise Them

An easy trick is to let him play quietly and, once you have everything ready, let someone call for him or whistle. This will surprise him and caught his attention and you will have a few seconds to capture him in a nice and alert posture.



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