To dog-lovers like me, our pups are basically our children, and doesn’t everyone want to document every little part of their child’s life?! Since beginning photographing dogs for the Humane Society of Carroll County, I’ve learned that, like children, dogs are some of the most difficult subjects to photograph. With these tips, you can take better photos of your dog no matter if you have an iPhone or a DSLR.
1. Use what they love
If you’re like me and take a million photos of your dog, your pup might look away as soon as the camera comes out. Or, if you have a high energy dog who is easily distracted, it can feel impossible to get a good photo of them actually looking at the camera. The easiest way to grab their attention for a picture is to find out what they love the most, like a certain kind of treat or a specific toy, and use it to draw their eyes toward the camera, even if its only for a second. Squeaky toys tend to work wonders for dogs who like toys and you’ll get the cutest expression out of them!