Skip to main content

How to Get Great Pictures of Your Pet

It was a gorgeous summer day on the deck and I was spending some time with my favourite guy and my other best friend — our Siberian husky mix, Ani.  My lovely girl, who had devoted herself to me almost from day one,  had, at that time,  been a member of the family for almost a decade. 

As the camera is never too far from me, I decided to take some pictures. It dawned on me that I didn't have a nice one of Ani with me,  as I'm usually the one taking the pictures, so asked  my husband to take one.

It was, of course, not nearly as simple as it sounded.  Seeing me get down to her level my high-strung, eternal puppy was more set on playing than posing.  I called, she came; I sat, she dashed. After 15 minutes of this we finally got her settled enough to grab a fairly decent picture, not wall-worthy, but good enough. And I'm so glad we did, as two years later, she was stricken with cancer and we had to say goodbye.

But I remembered during that playful afternoon,  the comment attributed to W.C. Fields about never working with children or animals as you're sure to be upstaged. We love our kids and pets, but let's be honest, getting them to listen isn't always simple.  And with animals, there's the added element that as smart as they might be, they probably don't respond appropriately to every cue.  Hearing their name is as likely to get them to come to you as it is to get them to face the camera.

That said our pets are a part of our hearts and our families. Yet, we have them for so short a time. So, finding some helpful tips on photographing them seemed a fairly useful endeavour.  May these tips I found help you capture a wonderful memory of your best friend.

DPS Pet Photography Tips

DPS How to Photograph Pets

NY Institute of Photography Pet Photography 101

PictureCorrect Pet Photography Tips and Techniques 

Exposure Guide Pet Photography Tips

PetsInPastel Oil Pet Photography Tips

mcp actions Surefire Tips for Capturing a Dog's Personality

Digital Camera World Tips for Taking Pet Portraits


Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Free Social Media Content Calendar - January 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use with all your social media platforms. 
January is creativity month, so lets start creating great social media content!


January is all about the start of the new year, winter sales and goals to be more organized and productive.  Check out these images we've put together in a basket for inspiration for your social media posts.
Follow these hashtags for images to use during the month of January:
#soupmonth #drinkingstrawday #nationalspaghettiday #milkday #epihany #martinlutherkingjr #appreciateadragon #hotchocolateday #dayofeducation #popcornday #birdday #pieday
To help get you started download this image for free: New Year's Blo…

Free Social Media Calendar - March 2020

Stop scrambling for social media content. Vital Imagery is dedicated to making your content marketing the best it can be. Each month we will be preparing a social media content calendar to help with your social media posts and marketing. You will have access to a calendar filled with special dates, holidays, #hashtags and links to images that would be great to use on all your social media platforms.

March is an exciting month with St. Patrick's Day, Friday the 13th and the first day of Spring. Check out this basket of images to help get you ready for March.



Use these #hashtag links to find images to use for special dates in March:

#StPatricksDay

#Fridaythe13th

#InternationalEarthDay

#EarthHour

#InternationalWomensDay

#Spring

To help you get started download this image from iCLIPART.com for free:
 (If you don't already have an account, please register)



Resources for Teaching Online

There is currently a lot of uncertainty about how teachers will continue to teach our children while quarantined. Many schools already use products such as Google Classroom, Brightspace from D2L or Blackboard Learn but these are just a few examples of the Learning Management Systems (LMS) currently available. 

If you and your students have accessto the internet you can also try using Google Hangouts, Zoom and Skype for live discussions and video lessons.

Vital Imagery specializes in curating over 8 million child-friendly, educational clipart images, photos, worksheets and more through our iCLIPART for Schools website. Use our images to create your own educational materials, presentations and digital communications. Grant access to your students so they can download images to use in their lessons, projects and crafts. By using a source like ours you can ensure that children are not downloading illegal and inappropriate images, not to mention protecting their computers from viruses and ma…