I can literally hear some of your thoughts right now.... yea I would love to, except my dog never sits still long enough to get a good shot. Well perk your ears peeps, today I want to share some of my own 5 tips for taking great pictures of your dog.
The first and most important trick to have up your sleeve is a solid "stay" command.
If your dog doesn't know how to stay when asked, this may be tricky.
I would never attempt a photo shoot
with my dogs without treats
. Sit, stay, and hold a treat right beside the camera so they look directly at it, and BAM, snap that pic!
3) Squeaky Toys
Again, a good "stay" command is the key to making this work. Have your dog sit, stay, then when you're ready to snap that pic, give the toy a squeak!
You might even end up with the sideways head cock from your dog. Perfection.
4) Take Lots of Photos
Be prepared to take lots of pics in one sitting. Whenever I photograph my huskies, I never take just one. I will take a splurge of about 10 to 20 pics and choose the best one(s).
Without having patience with your pets, you cannot expect to have a great photo shoot. These are animals, and they will not fully understand why we need them to sit still and pose, so we have to work around that. And as humans, we have to understand that sometimes your dog just might just not be up for a photo shoot at that time. Do not stress him out, simply try again the next day, or even a few hours later.
There you have it. These are some very basic tips but will help you on the road of getting that perfect holiday photo with your pets.
If you have any tips you would like to add, please feel free to add them in the comments. Or, if you have any questions on photographing your pets, ask away!