Want to capture your favorite fort on the beach but your subjects are too dark once you place them in? Flip it around! Tuck yourself in the fort instead and take a photo of your loved ones standing outside.
Think About the Background
Make sure your background always helps show off your pet. If your pet is dark, try to find a light-colored background setting so he’ll pop out more.
Get the Light Right
Finding the perfect level of exposure is important because pets’ eyes quickly look dull if the light is not right. Also make sure to avoid direct flash. It usually gives a pet the look of deer in the headlights.
Get Down to Their Level
Don't be afraid to zoom in and get close to your pet, even little details like their snout make for a great photo.
Even world famous landscapes benefit from adding loved ones to the frame. It makes the moment personal and changes it from postcard perfect to everlasting memory. Don't be afraid to focus on the loved ones like I did here.
Catch Them Doing What They Love Best
Snap photos of them sleeping, eating, and playing - because that is what they’re great at. Rarely do you see your pet sitting prim and proper posing, right?
Get Others Involved
Your pet has relationships much like we do, so get your kids, neighbors – even the postman to appear in the photos. After all, memories are made of moments and the interactions that created them.
Remember – It’s OK to Give Up
Sometimes, when your dog is too busy chasing birds to sit for a photo you have in mind, put the camera down and chase birds with him instead. Maybe someone can take a photo of you two playing together instead.
Most Importantly - Make it Fun!
Always remember to praise your pet for being a great sport. The life of a model is not easy you know.