Dog owners love to take and share dog photos.
Professional photographer Darren Baker specializes in taking portraits of dogs and their families. To get the best images, use some of his tips.
If you discover you captured the perfect shot of your dog, but some background clutter mars it, then fix it.
To improve your photos, use an online background removal tool to remove unwanted backgrounds from your images.
Take your dog and family to a local park. The park provides an excellent green background, space, and natural light.
It also gives you a chance to take some action photographs, and best of all, after you tire your pup out, you can get some great pictures.
Wait until your dog is napping to get some cute sleepy shots. Many puppies yawn and stretch when they first wake up. Capture those moments.
If your dog has a favorite ball or stuffed toy, include it in your dog photos.
It will help you get a great photo now, but it’ll also give you a record so years later, you’ll remember how much your pup loved that toy.
Photos taken while looking down on your pet can distort the image — for example, making your dog’s head look bigger than the rest of his body.
Get down on his level for better photos.
Take photos with a family member
Putting your dog together with one of his favorite people will help him relax.
Focus on the eyes
If your dog’s eyes aren’t in focus, the shot is wasted.
Wait to delete photos until after you upload them into your editing application. You may be able to sharpen slightly out of focus images for the perfect finishing touch.
Visit a professional. If you are still not happy with your results, consider scheduling an appointment with a professional photographer like Darren Baker.
Darren Baker specializes in taking portraits of dogs and families at his London studio. See his portfolio or schedule an appointment.