Courtney, Kuddly Intern
Is your furry friend a bit too rambunctious? I have a gorgeous Siberian Husky who is notorious for not being able to sit still for a photo. I have a few tips on how to get a great picture of your fur baby!
You want to make sure you are somewhere with great lighting. You might also want to pick somewhere that has a background that does not distract from your main focus.
Setting up the shot
We all like the cute posed photos people get of their animals for holiday cards or family portraits. I don’t think these are the best shots, they are rather hard to achieve. To get those cute posed photos, I would suggest taking them after your dogs have finished playing. Once they have gotten a lot of their playful energy out they will probably be easier to get into a position. Treats also work as a great motivational tool for posing them.
Get on their level
One of the biggest mistakes I see in cute dog photos is the angle at which the photo is taken. I think the best photos capture the animal’s personality. When you crouch down to their eye level you get a really good view of their face and snout.
Of course the worst problem in any photo -be it furry friends or humans- is bad lighting. If you are in natural light you want to be sure to position them out of any shadows and make the light hit them. If you are indoors, make sure you have lights on.