Dog User Manual

Get your dog to pose for the camera perfectly is not an easy task. With patience and good composition is everything possible in pet photography.

It is common to hear a lot of persons ask how professional dog photographers are able to get a dog to behave and pose for the camera. One thing that can answer this is that you don’t. You don’t tell your dog how to pose, but you capture its essence.

A lot of pet owners would do anything to have their dog pictures artfully taken to allow them display in their sitting room or on Instagram. For a dog picture to be termed successful, it must have captured the personality, as well as the natural beauty of the dog.

To get this done isn’t as hard as a lot of persons think. All you have to do is to be patient with the dog and be familiar with how it behaves. When we are talking about patience, you should have a pile of it. Below are great tips that can help you capture the heck out of that picture.

Sleeping beauty

Sleeping beauty

If we should rank the things that give one bliss, we have no other choice, but to put a dog sleeping away right at the top. The sight of the puppy as it slumbers leaves the viewers excited. As it sleeps, it is properly on the field chasing the bunnies there. Isn’t that blissful? A dog sleeping allows you to capture the dog in its true state. At this state, it is quite easy to have the dog observed without pressure from it. At this state, the dog is far from posing for the camera, but is stationary. While the dog slumbers, you can take a quiet walk to it, and observe it. Look for the perfect angle that will show how awesome your bestfriend is when you capture it.

You can decide to bend down and get a close picture of the dog. At this nose level, those who view the picture on your Instagram page will have no other option but to admire.

If, on the other hand, you have decided to take a picture of the dog in a circular stance, you should do it from the top down. This state is a great one to have a picture taken.

After you have taken a fair amount of pictures, you can consider changing the position of the dog. Do this touching behind the dog’s ear lightly, or giving it a tiny belly scratch. Once it changes its position and even gets its legs stretched, you can snap another set of pictures. When you tickle it gently, it may even have itself curled up in the shape of a very tight ball. Doing the moments, it shifts, you should use your camera and creatively take the pictures of the dog. If at that moment, the dog decides to wake up, don’t fret. Before you know it, the dog will sleep again. Dogs like to sleep. Since there is no motion involved as it sleeps, you should consider making use of no flash and a low ISO.

Try to shake so much by making use of a tripod. While doing this, don’t forget about removing the flash.

Make It Fun

You can make it fun by allowing it to play with its playmate or toy. Take pictures of it jumping around, and it will see pictures as fun. It will become playful once it sees you taking new pictures.

If you can’t get another dog to play with it, you can get your friend to play a game of fetch with it. You could also have your family member play a game of tug. Before you get the perfect shot, you may need to practice a couple of times. At the end of the day, the results will let you know that it was indeed worth it.

To get the details, using an SLR instead of a point-and-shoot camera will get the deal sealed. Using an SLR helps to clamp down on shutter delay than the point and shoot.


Use your pet as a supermodel

You now understand how to get pictures of your bestfriend as it plays and sleeps, now you have to know how to get your furr friend to model for you, and how to pose for the camera

It is important to note that ‘pose’ wasn’t used (only sometimes, LOL ), but ‘model’ was.

Begin by having your dog get close to it. Allow it familiarize with the camera by sniffing on it, as it allows it to be free around the camera. While she is sniffing away at the camera that you are holding, call it, ‘a good boy or girl.’ After a while, it will realize that it shouldn’t be scared of it. At that moment, start clicking on the shutter button. Don’t put the camera on its face while you do this. The clicking sound will become a familiar thing to the dog. As this occurs, continue to praise and pet it.

After a while, the dog is used to the sound and no longer becomes bothered. The next line of action is to have the dog get used to seeing the camera being aimed at where it is.

At times, you may notice that your “buddy” doesn’t fancy looking at the camera. It may remove its face, which is awesome because you don’t want your dog looking at the camera in all the pictures.

Have your dog sit. This is the next thing to do. Note that you are not doing this to have the pictures taking with the dog sitting down. Your dog sitting down gives it the exercise that it needs. Dogs need to concentrate a lot to have a command obeyed. If mental exercise is done regularly, and also basic obedience traines, then it obeys to your commands easily.

If your dog seems confused and wants to walk out, don’t allow it. Have it placed back in that position in a very calm manner. Once it masters that position, praise it.

At this moment, you can give out orders, and it will obey without stress.