Getting great pictures of your dog or cat can be a challenge. You might catch a really cute pose, but then realize that you’ve also captured the over-flowing trash can, or a pair of Aunt Mimi’s feet in the picture. 🙁
SarasotaDog asked Professional Photographer, Kim Butler of Simply Spotted Photography for some tips on getting the best pix of our pets.
Here are some ideas and tips from Kim that you can try at home with your pet.
As the saying goes, the eyes are windows to the soul – and they are always the first thing I focus on when taking a photograph. Pets are so expressive and their eyes really do tell a story!
The most common mistake I see is when people try too hard to get their dogs into a “perfect” pose for a picture. Just like many humans feel uncomfortable when having to pose for a family picture, most pets are the same way!
My goal when photographing pets is to never make them feel like they are doing anything other than playing a really fun game with me. When pets are relaxed and comfortable in front of the camera, it allows their personalities to shine. Finally, I think my most important piece of advice is just to take lots of pictures! It doesn’t always have to be about getting the perfect image – it’s about capturing a moment with your best friend – that you will have to remember forever.
To see some of Kim’s work you can visit SimplySpottedPhotography.com