So what is pet photography and what does it mean? Well pet photography first started when people decided that it would be a good idea to take a photo of their dog or cat. After that this hobby then boomed into a huge business and now people pay a lot of money to have someone take photos of their pets. This article will discuss everything there is to know about pet photography as well as giving you some valuable information so that you can go out there and take photos of your pets by yourself, instead of having to pay someone to do it for you.
The first thing you need to know is that pet photography is unlike any other form of photography in that the one having their photo taken is usually not all that willing to do so. So the first thing you have to learn is to how to keep the pet you are taking a photo of nice and still so you can get the best results.
You probably would’ve guessed already the best method you can use to control an animal so that you can take the best photos. That’s right, treats! Make sure you have plenty of treats on hand so that when your cat or dog starts fidgeting, you can gets his or hers attention just by tempting them with a treat. This is in fact the best method and it will ensure that you have complete control over the pet having its photo taken.
The next thing you have to think after you have found a way to keep your pet still is to work out the type of setting you want in this picture. Now depending on the type of animal having its photo taken, the setting will vary a lot, therefore you have to make a good decision on what setting would best suit your current subject. Now for example if the subject is a cute puppy, you are going to want to create a setting that would increase the level of ‘cuteness’ in the photo. Therefore taking a photo in a serene environment, perhaps having the puppy jump around in a flower field would be a good idea, however this one gets used a lot.
Same if you have an animal that is known as having a fierce personality, you are going to want to create an environment that plays to this quality, so perhaps a setting with a fiery background would best suit this type of animal. How often have you seen a photo of a tiger with a background of flames and marveled at how impressive it looked. Just by using these simple tips, you will be able to create great looking photos and be well on your way to creating a successful pet photography career.