3 Top Tips For Taking Photos Of Your Pets

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Looking to capture beautiful images of your pets? Whilst your pet might be incredibly cute it’s not necessarily going to pose for you in front of the camera but here are my three top tips to capture Insta worthy, scroll-stopping images in minutes.

1. Use natural daylight

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There are two important reasons. Firstly, flash can cause the red-eye effect in your pet’s eyes, and secondly, any sudden flash is very likely to scare the animal and make them less inclined to be photographed.

However, if you can get outside pick a day with some cloud cover for a softer diffused light or set up the picture in a well-lit room with a large window.

2. Focus on the eyes

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Keep a sharp focus on your pet’s eyes as these can be very expressive and really bring out the character of the animal. If you’re working with a shallow depth of field and can only get one eye in focus, make sure it’s the one closer to the camera!

3. Calm your pet and go to them

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Your pet needs to feel completely at ease and comfortable so pick your moment to take the pictures. Go to them, get down to their level by sitting on the floor and remember to shoot from their eye level or below. That way you will get a pet’s eye view of the world.

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