Dog photo tips: the right way to handle the dog
One thing above all is essential for the perfect dog photo: a good mood. Only if you and especially your four-legged friend have fun, the images will be beautiful and lively. Here you will find tips for the proper handling of your four-legged friend at the shooting so that the lighting, technology, location, and Co. can optimally put your dog in the scene.
Would you hang or put a dog photo in the living room, on which your dog looks bored, sad, or even angry? Probably not. Therefore, you should ensure a good mood. With the following tips, you can bring fun into the picture.
Allow enough time for taking pictures.
You don’t have to do much differently than usual when dealing with your dog for the photoshoot to succeed. Just be patient and don’t put yourself or your four-legged friend under pressure to succeed. If you are stressed or rushed, this will affect your dog, which is anything but conducive to a dog photo. Therefore, be sure to allow yourself enough time for the shoot. Choose a day off and go out with your woof and the camera on Sundays, for example.
Tips for the shooting: treats, toys, and fun
Especially if you want to shoot a still photo – a picture where your dog is standing or sitting firmly, for example – rewards are helpful. Your animal model’s patience needs to be rewarded, which is why bringing dog treats is a good idea.
You are also recommended to keep the dog’s mind happy: The favorite toy. Make it easy for your dog to model with dog toys to keep things from getting tiring or boring. Be sure to build in breaks between photos where you play together.
Give the dog free rein.
It’s a matter of taste, but many dog owners find lively dog photos where the dog runs, plays jumps, or romps more exciting and beautiful than rigid pictures. So find a good spot – maybe your dog even has a favorite place – and hold the camera on it while he’s having fun. The joyful, active dog’s face in the later photos will prove this advice right.