10 Successful Tips for a Better Pet Photography

Photography as the word clearly says is the science or art of portraying the details of an object in such a way that one that is not in the scene would be able to imagine the object as is real. It is indeed a wonderful art which involves both body and mind of the photographer to feel and realize the characteristics of the detail being captured.

Photography is a full time passion and profession for many in and around the world who enjoys and feels the work they do. For several others, it remains as a wonderful hobby which keeps them relaxed and freed away from their hectic profession or business. One of the most interesting photography fields is the Pet Photography which has something to do with the hobbies that was discussed in the previous line.

Here are 10 Successful Tips for a Better Pet Photography. Enjoy!

1. Share the love!

People who love their pet would prefer to have pictures of their pet and hang it on the walls or even as wallpaper on the desktop. The love you show to your pet will directly be reflected on your pictures. The way you make your pet feel comfortable might reward you with stunning and memorable moment. The first secret tips of all, share the love!

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Love your pet
Image by Retales Botijero

2. Cleanliness and fresh appeal

Let your pet take bath at least once in a week so that it would feel fresh and agile which reflects well in your photos. Do not irritate your pet often and give your pet a feel that it’s his/her home to live. This will cheer up your pet and eventually you will end up getting the right snaps of your pet.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Cleanliness and fresh appeal
Image by Shawnpix82

3. Capture the dynamism

Give some directions to your pet so that you can capture the expressions keenly. Make your pet jump towards you and you can capture its dynamism beautifully. Also try to focus on the sharp features of your pet which makes the output of your picture impressive.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Capture the dynamism
Image by Jonathan Fleming

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Capture the dynamism
Image by PJ Taylor Photo

4. Focus subject in the eyes

Similar to photography human portrait, you have to keep sharp focus in the eyes. It is important to give your photograph a strong impression and soul. Plus, some pets have very impressive eyes that vary in color and pattern. Having a soft focus in the eyes will definitely makes your picture no different than a snapshot.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Focus subject in the eyes
Image by Jonsimpsonaz

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Focus subject in the eyes
Image by Adam Foster

5. Emotions give great impact

Get some impact by showing the true character of your pets. Your pet might be an adorable, lazy or active and a picture can conveys the stories. How your lazy dog looks like?

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Emotions give great impact
Image by Srivard99

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Emotions give great impact
Image by Regular Joe

6. Try different angle and shot

Don’t sticks to the boring normal ways of photographing a subject. Try different angle, methods, and compositions. Shoot from different eyes level, shoot from up, shoot from low or you can just try all kind of approaches and angle that comes from your mind. Don’t be afraid of any rules. Remember this, there are no rules in photography.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Try different angle and shot
Image by Kipp Baker

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Try different angle and shot
Image by Gabriel Rodriguez

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Try different angle and shot
Image by Linny

7. Look for Clean Background

You ever heard of KISS? Well I have my own perception and I love says it as Keep It Stupidly Simple. The key secret of a good photography is simplicity. Don’t mess up your picture with hideous background. Choose a clean background instead. Go for backgrounds that only have maximum two colors, contrast to subject and clean. There is a huge difference when you start to understand this. So, act now.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Look for Clean Background
Image by Pyza

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Look for Clean Background
Image by Lover1969

8. Use Props

Your pets can be playful and active. Why not give them some good time to play in your photography session. You can use almost anything.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Use Props
Image by Fernando Felix

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Use Props
Image by Celynnen Photography

9. Close Up Shot

Mount on your long lenses and go for close up shots. There is nothing more interesting than the beautiful details of your pet in close up shots. Frame it nicely and see how it goes. You might be proud or extremely impressed with yourself once you get the right shot. How do I know? It happened to me twice.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Close Up Shot
Image by Ramperto

10. Practice, practice and practice

There is no shortcut in getting a good photograph. All you need to do is to keep shooting and experimenting. Practicing your pet for frequent photographic stills will automatically let your pet to get used to it and cooperate with it. Remember; get creative by trying different angle and shots.

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Practice, practice and practice
Image by Ms Yuri

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Practice, practice and practice
Image by M.Alreshaid

Tips for a Better Pet Photography - Practice, practice and practice
Image by Novella Regalini

About Author
Juan Harris is a Web Designer, Photographer and Blogger at Cariblogger.com. He love to daydreaming while drinking fruit juice.

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  • http://www.donnamerrilltribe.com Donna Merrill

    I like to incorporate pictures in my blog. Lately I am trying to capture my dogs to make it more personal. I am not a photographer, but these tips you have given are awesome.

    I am taking step 10 – Practice Practice! But what the best thing I got from this is the background. I have a Black dog and he doesn’t show up in photos. Now I realize I need a bright colored background.

    Thank you for the tips. You have helped me out so much!

    • Cari

      Thanks Donna. Keep your background simple, clean and contrast with the subject. Glad it helps.

  • http://atlantaportraitart.com/pet_portraits.html Wallace

    All great suggestions! I particularly like the one about using unique angles, and capturing a pose or expression that evoke an emotinoal response from the viewer. And the illustrations presented are all excellent examples of the points being made. Super job!

    • Cari

      I love to keep on experimenting new angles and shots.

  • http://emediat.com Emediat

    Great tips with quality and amazing images

    • Cari

      Enjoy photography..there is no rules!

  • http://www.home-theatre-systems.net HD Guy

    Awww, these are so cute. I am a big fan of pet photography, I love these cuties :D

  • http://www.expertulpc.com Marty

    These little animals are wonderful subjects for photograpers

  • http://bicara-cinta-59.blogspot.com/ ZakiE Bachok

    Thanks! i like to reblog this :)

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