When photography pets, it is important to make them feel comfortable, and the images usually turn out better when the animal is not paying attention to the camera at all. Capture an image of a pet when it is comfortable with helpful tips from a professional freelance photographer in this free video on photography subjects.
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Hi I am Alex Compton with Luminescence Photography in Pahrump, Nevada. Here is some ideas for photographing the family pet. The best thing of course whether you are doing it for yourself or a photographing someone else's is to make the animal feel at home as much as possible. Whenever possible it is a good idea to get them in their home environment or at least bring their favorite toy or their chew bone or whatever the case may be. Find out what the animal is into. If it is a particular working dog or a hamster with a wheel or whatever again, you might want to also try to get some kind of action shots with it. And if it is a particular breed of animal you might do some studying, research, and find out what they are looking for for those breeds when it comes into posing it. But most of the time if it is going to be a family pet you are going to want to get it in that situation perhaps inter-relating with the owner themselves. Those are the selling shots where it gets them in their heart strings. So you want to try to make the person engage the owner in the picture as well. Get them to feel as comfortable with the animal. Again the most natural ones are the ones where they are not paying any attention to the camera. The beauty about the pets is that they are not going to do that. So when it comes to the pets just make sure you are going to have lots and lots of patience, and don't be afraid to take several shots. Give yourself a break in between times, and above all be patient, because it is going to take time. The animals again most of the time they are not going to be really cooperative, you are not going to be able to say okay stand here Fido, and because this is where the light is just right. So you are going to want to have things set up, and be ready to quick about your shot.