Getting a good shot of your pet is not always easy. Choosing a spot to focus in on is a good rule of thumb. The eyes are usually best for this.
Chances are your pet is not going to sit still for long, but while they are, get down on their level where they are comfortable. Realistically trying to move them or perch them on a piece of furniture will only make them more apt to try to run away. Get in nice and close when your pet looks settled and comfortable so you can focus well. Closely cropped pictures of your pets face are wonderful ways to capture them from a dramatic aspect.
Movement is not necessarily a bad thing and a candid shot (although most shots of pets can be considered candid!) may show your pet’s personality. Be patient and snap as many shots as necessary to capture the best moments. Try encouraging your pet to play. Shots of a cat pouncing or a dog chasing a ball can make wonderful interactive shots.
If your pet loves a certain area, such as a park you take your dog for walks or the backyard where you may let your cat roam make lovely backdrops and bring out your pet’s personality.
Shots with your pet interacting with a family member can also make lovely additions to your family’s portraits. Be they candid shots of your pets playing or cuddling with a loved one, or being held during a family portrait, you will have memorable images of your pet to include in your family portraits.
For truly memorable, impressive shots, your best option may be to speak to a professional photographer. They will have the experience and equipment to take the most effective shots. Chris Cardy, of Chris Cardy Imaging in Parry Sound prides herself in “capturing the essence” of your family pet. Call Chris at 705-774-4928 for further information.