Putting dogs in the right light on command and photographing them from their best side is not that easy.
Why are dog photos so popular?
Dogs have a permanent place in the lives of their human owners. This also applies to the place on the photo wall. After all, humans like to keep loved ones with them. No wonder dogs and cats are among the most popular photo motifs after your own children. But dogs, just like small children, usually have better things on their minds than sitting still and hoping for a good self-portrait.
Tips for perfect dog images
When you see the dog chasing powerfully across the meadow, its fur majestically illuminated by the sun. You would like to capture these moments with the camera immediately. In order for this to succeed in the future, it is important that you prepare a little for your new “hobby”. Regardless of whether you want to photograph your dog with a single-lens reflex camera or even your smartphone, it is important that you are familiar with the basic operation of your device. The most expensive and best camera is useless if the photographer cannot handle it.
Location search and choice of motif
It is at least as important as a certain basic knowledge of how to operate the camera to think about how and where you would like to photograph your own dog beforehand. If you want to improve your photography skills, you should also carry out planned “photo shootings” with your dog.
It is best to start out in a secluded place where you and your dog will not be disturbed by cars, motorcycles or other dogs and people. A large, lonely meadow, an open field or a river bank also look good in later photos. Even if your dog is the focus of attention as a photo model, the “behind” is also crucial.
A turbulent background with cars, people, an ugly skyscraper or electricity pylons can spoil even the most successful shot of the dog. If you prefer to photograph your dog at home, you should go into your own garden if possible. Photograph your dog in front of the green hedge. Recordings in the apartment are usually more difficult due to the lighting conditions and therefore require a little more practice.