Our Annual Calendar Contest is right around the corner! Getting a great photo of your pet can be tricky but we’ve got some tips to get the perfect photo of your furry friend!
- Take the photo for your pet’s eye level - Getting the photo from their eye level makes the photo appear as the pet's perspective rather than the human perspective. This helps create a more appealing picture for viewers!
- Get closer - Close up photos give you the chance to really capture the details in your pet that make them unique. Experiment with different angles to find your furry friends' good side!
- Use toys and treats - Your photoshoot should be a fun experience for you and your pet. Toys and treats can be a great way to get your pet to look at the camera. Make sure to give them lots of praise and reward them with treats throughout the shoot.
- Take a ton of pictures - You can never really take too many pictures of your pet! Snap a ton of pictures so you’ll have plenty of options to choose from and won’t have to worry about the occasional (or frequent) blurry shot. Using a fast shutter speed or burst mode on your camera is a great way to get a ton of pictures all at once.
- Pay attention to the background - Make sure your pet is the focus of the shot by getting a clean background. A solid color or grass in the background will make for a much more appealing picture than a messy desk or busy street.
- Show off your pet’s personality - No one knows your pet better than you! If you have a lazy cat, a photo of them snoozing in a ray of sunshine could be the perfect shot. Have a high energy pup? Getting an action shot of them playing with a ball or frisbee will be a great way to show off their true character.
- Pay attention to lighting - Using natural light is one of the best easy to get a good shot. Take your photos during the Golden Hour (right before sunset or shortly after sunrise) to get a golden, hazy look or on an overcast day to avoid shadows. Avoid harsh sunlight and don't use flash when possible.