Summer Sun Fun Pet Photo Tips
Here are a few quick tips on what to try when creating your own pet portraits:
- Get onto your knees or belly. The smaller the animal, the further down you should go to get a good angle. With dogs I often lay down. With horses I sometimes stand, but most often crouch to get the best photos.
- Zoom in. Photos of pets are usually better when you get close.
- Be creative with light. Even though diffuse light is easy to work with, try some backlighting for more dramatic results. Backlighting means that the sun is behind your pet and creates a halo of light on his fur. be careful to not look into the sun directly through your viewfinder, that can damage your eyes.
- Try a silhouette. If your animal is in the shade with bright light behind it, a silhouette is a nice creative tool to try out.
Now go and have fun! And please share your results on my facebook page!