Why is it that you see so many beautiful dog photos on social media while you never seem to succeed in portraying your four-legged friend in a somewhat presentable way? The images are often blurry because your dog is moving or just looks weird. No worries! With our tips, you will soon be able to enjoy Instagram-worthy photos of your loyal friend online.
7 TIPS TO GET YOUR DOG IN A PICTURE
1. Get used to, get used to, get used
The click of the camera and the bright flash, it only makes your dog nervous. So let him get used to the sound first. Take pictures with him nearby, but not of him yet. Make sure he gets to know the camera and can assess the situation before starting the actual “photo shoot”.
2. The right setting
Natural light is always the best light. Especially for portraits, both with people and animals. It is also much more fun to see your dog in a natural setting. Go outside, to the garden or a park, where the dog will immediately feel good. Make sure you have an inconspicuous, calm background so that your four-legged friend is the center of attention in the photo.
3. At his level
Perspective is very important in photography. Your dog’s muzzle can look strange if you use the wrong perspective. If you want your dog to be in the picture, then you sit at his level. That way you don’t come across too threatening to your four-legged friend. Be careful with bigger dogs: you don’t want them to feel superior and start attacking you if you make yourself small.
4. Take lots of photos
Take an example of the influencers you see on Instagram. Do you think they have the perfect photo on the first shot? Of course not. A lot of photos are needed for the perfect shot. So let yourself go and take a whole series of photos.
5. Mode of your camera
how much you want it, your dog will not sit still for 5 minutes until you get the right picture. And you don’t have to! The best photos are those of your dog in motion. This makes him look happier. As nice as those photos are, they are more difficult to get sharp. If you work with an analog device, it is best to choose a fast shutter speed. A digital device or your smartphone usually has a ‘sport’ or ‘action’ mode or ‘continuous shooting’ that helps you with photos with a moving model.
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6. Get your dog moving.
Let your dog take a walk. You don’t have to wear it down, just make sure it is active. After walking his tongue hangs out of his mouth and looks like he is smiling. That gives very nice pictures!
7. Distraction with a selfie ball
Is your dog very impatient or not in the mood for a photo shoot? Then distract him with his favorite toys. Hold a toy up to the camera so that it is looking straight into or just over the camera. This gives you beautiful frontal photos. A nice new tool for this is the selfie ball. You click it on your smartphone and voilà, ready for a nice selfie with your loyal friend.
Also, make sure to bring treats or small snacks to reward your dog for his patience during the shoot. Or to make him look eagerly at the camera.
Have you ever taken a good shot of your dog using the tips? You can also scan it and print it using the ‘automatic photo scanner with feeder’ because here you can make your dog’s photo as home display.