Puppies really are the cutest things, they attract attention wherever they go with their clumsy and playful movements, fluffy little cuddly bodies and sweet puppy faces making them irresistible to dog lovers and non dog lovers alike. A cute photo of your puppy will usher love and admiration wherever you go. When you consider how fleeting this cute little stage can be you can’t help but snap as many photos as you possibly can.
Some things you’ll want to consider when taking photos of your puppy are:
Try to keep your background simple, avoid clutter that distracts from the picture. A white wall, wood floor or carpet can work, and of course green grass, sandy beaches, lakes or ocean backdrops work well. Try and avoid photographing dark dogs with dark backgrounds, you want the dog to stand out. Use a longer lens with a low f-stop to achieve a blurry background and in focus dog.
Get in close to your dog, fill the photos with either the dogs face or whole body. Kneel or lie down to the dogs level, it gives a sense that your in their world. I like to photograph my dog from a lower level, say a lower stair it emphasis’ the adorable wrinkles in his face.
Try and avoid flash, unless your able to direct and bounce off ceiling, it usually washes out the photos. Natural lighting is best, maybe some window light, outdoors on an overcast day or in some shade on a sunny day.
Take lots of photos.
Puppies are always on the move, sometimes it takes several photos until you get just the right one.
Bring along some treats or dog toys and play with your dog, the best shots are often the random or surprise moments.