Everyone loves to take pictures of their pets and share them with friends and other animal lovers, but some pet pictures are better than others. Have you been wondering how to make your pet pictures look as good as some of the ones you’ve seen others take?
1. Always use natural light. Light from a flash can cause a few problems in a picture: the familiar red eye, a washed-out appearance, and worse, a scared pet!
Natural light is always better for pictures, so try to take your photos during the day. With your electric pet fence, going outside is the best option. However, if you can’t take them outside, open all of your windows to get as much natural light as possible, and remember to position yourself so that you aren’t blocking the light!
2. Get close. One of the biggest mistakes people make when taking pictures is standing too far away from the subject of their picture. This makes the person—or in this case, animal—you’re taking a picture of look small and insignificant. That’s definitely the opposite of what you want.
Go to your pet. Meet them where they are, get down to eye level, and let them just be.
3. Focus on the eyes. Many modern digital cameras have tools for helping you understand where the photograph is focusing, so try to make sure you’re focusing your pet’s eyes.
This will make the image look sharp and natural and give your subject visual weight.
One final tip: take lots of pictures. You can’t always get the perfect shot, but the more pictures you take, the more likely you are to find one or two you absolutely love!