Pet Photography Ideas: Make Your Cat Look Like A Million Bucks
Using Photography to Sell Pets
Has this happened to you? Your kennel’s new litter is absolutely the most amazing pups you’ve ever produced. Yet since you posted the photos on your site, there hasn’t been even a single phone call. The likely culprit is that your photographs just don’t show how special these dogs are. Sure, photography isn’t your strong suit, but with practice, your photos can do justice to the animals you breed.
1. Plan to Perfection
Timing, as they say, is everything, and that is particularly true of photographing pets. Animals are stillest when they are sleepy, or right after they have awakened. Don’t expect a puppy full of energy to sit still while you shoot a portrait. It’s not going to happen, and you’ll only get annoyed. Instead, get all your equipment set up at the kitten’s level and leave it there until morning. Either creeps in and awaken the litter for quick photos or wait until they are ready to doze after breakfast to shoot your pictures.
3. The Eyes Have it
4. Level the Playing Field
5. Candid camera
6. Close up
8. Recruit Help
9. Make Time
More and moreover see a professional photographer at work? If you have, you’ll remember they shoot constantly. Of course, they have a motor-driven camera, but you can and should take the same approach. Most of us amateurs shoot a picture and then step back and wait for the next opportunity.
Instead, just keep shooting. Don’t even attempt to frame each shot, or to ensure you’ve got every kitten looking your way. Just click and click and click some more. When they’ve all fallen asleep, head to your computer, look at all the shots and delete the bad ones. The ones you have left will be terrific!