Blog

 

Doggy Photography Tips

Ever wonder how to get the best photos of your pup?  Today we are going to give you some helpful hints for snapping the perfect photo.

 

Sometimes Rover is ready and you get the cutest photo, but most of the time unless your shot is a candid one Rover is having an off day and won’t cooperate with you.  Try these tips the next time you are ready to do a photo shoot and you will have a much better chance of getting that perfect shot.

 

 

Tip 1: Create the perfect setting

This is simple, create the backdrop you want.  Find a white wall or hang a white blanket or towel on the wall.  Want a splash of color?  Use a colorful or patterned blanket to get the setting you desire.  The key to getting Rover exactly where you want him to be is toys!  Yes, it can be that simple.  Lay a few of your pups favorite toys in the center of the area you want to photograph him in and he will start playing.

 

 

Tip 2: Get down on their level

 

Take the photo from Rover’s perspective.  Lay down on your tummy, kneel on the floor, whatever it takes to get on eye level with your pet.  This will give you the best point of view for your photo. It may even help you avoid an unwanted glare or shadow in your picture. Being on your pets level also has the added bonus of making your pet feel more comfortable. If you are hovering over them they may feel they are in trouble.

 

 

Tip 3: “Candid Shots”

 

Have you see a shot you want to recreate?  You know, the one where the dog or cat “got into” the toilet paper roll and it was just too cute?  Set the stage, give Rover a temptation he simply cannot resist.  If you want to “catch” your pup doing something they shouldn’t set the stage.  Leave a bag of food open in the middle of the kitchen floor, stack a couple rolls of toilet paper in the middle of the living room floor, leave a pair of shoes on the bedroom floor and be ready to snap away.  Setting the stage allows you to catch those “candid moments” and have a memory to look back on and giggle at.

 

 

Tip 4: Treat, treats, treats

 

Treats will always do the trick!  Give Rover a few treats, then hold on to a bunch more.  Has he learned to sit, stay or roll over?  Have him do a few tricks and let him know you are freely giving out treats.  He will stay around and do what you ask to keep getting more.  Want him to focus on the lens?  Tape a treat right above the camera lens, Rover will always be facing the camera as he focuses on the treat and tries to figure out how to get it from you.

 

We hope these tips come in handy and you snap the shot you have been looking for.  Please share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  We love seeing your furbabys.

 

Come to think of it, all of these tips can work well with kids too….  Treats…. Toys…..  Being down on their level……  Amazing what can be accomplished with a cranky kiddo or an uncooperative pet with a few little tricks up your sleeve!

 

 

Check-In Hours:

Mon-Sat: 7am-6pm

Sun: 12pm-4pm

Checkout: 1pm

2017 Club Pet International All Rights Reserved

43743 John Mosby Hwy.

Chantilly, VA. 20152

Phone: 703.471.7818

Fax: 703.327.3401

Email: dogman@clubpet.com

Club Pet

International

Ever wonder how to get the best photos of your pup?  Today we are going to give you some helpful hints for snapping the perfect photo.

 

Sometimes Rover is ready and you get the cutest photo, but most of the time unless your shot is a candid one Rover is having an off day and won’t cooperate with you.  Try these tips the next time you are ready to do a photo shoot and you will have a much better chance of getting that perfect shot.

 

Tip 1: Create the perfect setting

 

This is simple, create the backdrop you want.  Find a white wall or hang a white blanket or towel on the wall.  Want a splash of color?  Use a colorful or patterned blanket to get the setting you desire.  The key to getting Rover exactly where you want him to be is toys!  Yes, it can be that simple.  Lay a few of your pups favorite toys in the center of the area you want to photograph him in and he will start playing.

 

 

Tip 2: Get down on their level

 

Take the photo from Rover’s perspective.  Lay down on your tummy, kneel on the floor, whatever it takes to get on eye level with your pet.  This will give you the best point of view for your photo. It may even help you avoid an unwanted glare or shadow in your picture. Being on your pets level also has the added bonus of making your pet feel more comfortable. If you are hovering over them they may feel they are in trouble.

 

 

Tip 3: “Candid Shots”

 

Have you see a shot you want to recreate?  You know, the one where the dog or cat “got into” the toilet paper roll and it was just too cute?  Set the stage, give Rover a temptation he simply cannot resist.  If you want to “catch” your pup doing something they shouldn’t set the stage.  Leave a bag of food open in the middle of the kitchen floor, stack a couple rolls of toilet paper in the middle of the living room floor, leave a pair of shoes on the bedroom floor and be ready to snap away.  Setting the stage allows you to catch those “candid moments” and have a memory to look back on and giggle at.

 

 

Tip 4: Treat, treats, treats

 

Treats will always do the trick!  Give Rover a few treats, then hold on to a bunch more.  Has he learned to sit, stay or roll over?  Have him do a few tricks and let him know you are freely giving out treats.  He will stay around and do what you ask to keep getting more.  Want him to focus on the lens?  Tape a treat right above the camera lens, Rover will always be facing the camera as he focuses on the treat and tries to figure out how to get it from you.

 

We hope these tips come in handy and you snap the shot you have been looking for.  Please share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.  We love seeing your furbabys.

 

Come to think of it, all of these tips can work well with kids too….  Treats…. Toys…..  Being down on their level……  Amazing what can be accomplished with a cranky kiddo or an uncooperative pet with a few little tricks up your sleeve!