Tips for photographing pets

Photographing animals in motion is not easy, especially if they are very active animals and that they do not stop moving. They are not like the people who you can ask that they pose for you.
Usually you have to photograph by surprise in playful attitude, sleeping or while distracted with something, either making them to pay attention with some toy or similar.
Get a dog or a cat pose for us is an impossible task and we will have to have patience and wait for the animal to adopt an interesting pose and be our pleasure to be able to capture that moment for posterity.
Then I will give you some tips to get good photos of your pet.


The best light is natural light. With flash we obtain flat pictures, without embossing and with a touch of 'artificial'. The best light is the light of overcast days. The clouds provide diffuse light and this fact will lead to photos without excessive contrasts that will illuminate each and every one of the corners of the exhibition.
If the day is sunny you can use the light from the flash as a fill light to reduce areas with low light and high contrast and get exceptionally lit photos.

It captures your attention

The only way that we will be able to 'pose' to our pets is distracting them with a toy that keep the attention and make poses while tension in deciding what to do.
Ideally, that someone play with your pet and capture your attention while you try to find the right time to shoot.

Take advantage of the moments of distraction

Another way to take pictures of your pet quality is to get a telephoto lens to be able to take pictures at a distance without is account that we are close to it.
If we approached our pets with our camera, they will probably come towards us to inspect 'that thing we hands' and we may not quite fit them correctly. In addition, if our mascot is a dog we expose to our camera lens to receive a generous and friendly lametazo.
Ideally, to achieve a telephoto of 200mm or more in order to make photos to some distance approaching the picture as if we were just beside her. In addition with an objective of these characteristics get exposures with shallow depth of field (to greater focal length less depth of field). A small depth of field allows us to take pictures in which the object being photographed appears completely sharp while the rest of the background image is totally blurred. This effect (used in portraits of people) allows to obtain photographs with great relief emphasizing the main image and blurring the rest of the image.

Get to your height

When you make your pet photos, Crouch and always get to your height. If you do the picture from your perspective the image will lose interest since that photo will be made from the human perspective.
When you down, and you get your height, you get you into her world and see reality as they see it. The results will surprise you, you'll see it.

Try different settings

Pets, like humans, are very different depending on the position where you photograph it. Take pictures of whole body or specific parts of your body such as: face, tummy, legs, nose, etc.
Tries to capture his personality to get photos where it appears that you are trying to say something.

Pets and people

The photographs which appear your pet with special for her, people are extremely rewarding. They allow you to attract glances, gestures and postures that evoke great emotion and tenderness.
You may try guest houses photos, but usually the best photos are getting spontaneously and without that animal and human are aware of the camera.

Be quick

Pets, such as dogs and cats, make quick and unexpected movements and we must be prepared to capture that unique moment in the Gets a good photograph. You must test your reflexes and be more quickly by pressing the button of your camera.
To avoid blurry photos moved, will have to use short shutter times couple try to 'freeze' the image. Many current cameras have programmed positions and automatic for this kind of sports photos (usually appears a person running icon).
Photograph your pet is like photographing a sportsman's elite in action. If we can capture a good image we see facets of our mascot that go unnoticed to the naked eye.

Get photos, photos and more photos

Currently we have the chance to live in the era of digital photography. Almost all already have digital cameras with what we should not worry if we throw away photos that possibly will not be good, with the associated cost involved when it comes to revealing analog reels.
Many cameras support shooting in burst mode. Firing burst consists of the shutter and, depending on the features of the camera, make several pictures in a second only. With this method, you will have much greater potential to get any other good photograph that captures that unique moment.
If we play to throw the ball to our mascot, a good strategy would be to start shoot in burst mode, throwing the ball and follow the route of our mascot taking pictures without lifting your finger from the button. In this way we may easily 20 or 30 pictures in which our mascot will just travel 5 or 6 meters away.
It is essential to apply the 'theory' of the: shoot first and then ask.
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