06 December 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Say Cheese! How to Take Great Photos of Your Small Dog

Photographing your small dog can be fun and creative. Follow Me on Pinterest

Photographing your small dog can be fun and creative. Photo by Chris Hunkeler flickr

“Woof! I love my picture being taken!”

Do you want to capture those perfect moments of your small dog, but have not had much luck? You can easily create pictures that will ‘wow’ your friends and family with a few simple steps. When you learn how to take great photos of your small dog people will even think that your shots were taken professional photographer.

How to Take Great Photos of Your Small Dog

Sometimes we really wonder…with ears propped, head angled just a liiiittle to the right, and paws frozen in stance, our Mr. Snuffers McSnufferton seems to know when a camera’s around. Does he know we’re snapping a photo of him? He must!

 

Interesting then that he’s so choosy about when he wants to have his photo taken. We don’t blame him for feeling a little self conscious – that bargain pooch haircut, no bueno.

 

While we wait for that mop chop to grow out, and for our pupsters to feel a little more camera ready, we’re going to capture all of his tail waggin’, tongue hangin’, grass chompin’ charm with these handy bribes, er, tips! Read more about Taking Photos of Your Dog in 10 Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Dog here.

Capturing the right moment is easy to accomplish through these above steps. If your camera allows you to adjust the focus, then you can create a softer background with more focus on your small dog. Having good equipment can still be affordable, and many digital cameras now connect to the Internet for easy uploads.

During the course of picture taking consider the elements. Cloudy days can provide a better shot as opposed to bright sunlight. For indoor shots be sure you have ample light inside so that you will not have to edit the photo as much later. Always keep treats on hand if you are planning to shoot a series of photos and be sure to praise your small dog afterward.

After learning how to take great photos of your small dog you will be able to capture your furbaby in a memorable way that can be enjoyed and shared for years to come. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to create great photos. You just need to know the right techniques.

How about you?

What methods do you use to take great pictures of your small dog?

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