Hi, this is Sarah from Rover.com.
We’ve all been there, you’re about to snap the perfect photo with your dog and at the last second they move.
Today, we’ll bring you some quick tips that will help you capture the special memories with your dog.
First, find the right light.
If you’re shooting outside, be sure to take advantage of natural lighting.
You can pose your dog by window or glass door to get soft lighting.
Avoid harsh bright sunlight.
On bright sunny days take photos in the shade.
Overcast days are perfect for outdoor photography.
If you’re taking photos inside you can get a great photo by avoiding flash unless absolutely necessary.
Flash makes lighting harsh and flat and it can give pets the dreaded red eye effect.
Or use a flexible neck desk lamp— these can create great lighting for an indoor pet photo shoot.
To get your dog’s attention when you’re taking pictures get down on their level.
While you don’t have to sit on the ground putting your phone or camera low toward your dog will reward you with adorable shots.
Use treats or say your dog’s name to get their attention.
When it comes to taking pictures of wiggly pets, focusing can be a challenge make sure your camera stays focused by holding your breath while taking the photo.
It will keep your camera more still.
Resting your elbows on something, whether it’s a table or fence post for crystal clear shots.
Following a running dog with your camera as you take the shot you’ll wind up with a stunning photo of a clear dog with a blurred background.
Paying attention to the background of your images.
Are there messy dinner dishes on the table? Is there a poop scooper behind the dog? Keep your background clean.
A clean background makes your subject pop.
Don’t forget the more photos you take the more likely you’ll get a handful of amazing ones.
By using these tips you’ll have some great shots of your dog to show to family and friends.
Thanks for watching!