Taking great photos of your pet takes practice and patients. Following the previous top tips post, here’s a few more suggestions for getting the best Insta worthy images that will also translate into beautiful colour drawings.
- Bring out their character A successful picture of your pet brings out their characteristics. For example, if you have a lively cat show them playing with a feather or string (see my blog on hand free photography with an iPhone). Brainstorm a few ideas before you start and try to communicate this in the photograph.
2 Get up close A great way to capture the details in your pet’s face, which will also make for a beautiful pencil portrait is to use a macro lens, or some type of close-focusing camera. Fill the frame with your pet’s face and fur and keep the focus sharp.
3. Surprise, surprise! Use the element of surprise to get your pet in to the perfect position to take their picture. This needs some luck and judgement but if your pet is energetic allow them to play for a few minutes whilst you set up the camera and tripod. Then when you are ready distract them with a whistle or some food and with luck you will capture their surprised and alert features.