- High resolution photo taken with a digital camera.
- Taken outside in natural daylight. (Not direct sunlight)
- The photo is taken at the same level as the dog.
- When you zoom in you can see detail in the face and reflections in the eyes. A good way of testing whether a photo is detailed enough is to zoom in on the face. If you can see the individual hairs on the dog’s coat, then it is a high enough resolution for me to work from.
How to take a great photo of your pet. There are many articles on the web regarding this but I have condensed what would be best for me to work from.
Great reference photo’s make for a great outcome.
- Getting down at your pets eye level.
- Let your pet get used to your camera, let them sniff and check it out prior to the photo shoot, once they are used to it and start acting natural begin your photo shoot.
- Avoid using the flash for indoor photo’s, instead use a brightly lit room.
- Avoid direct full day sunlight, instead shoot in a slightly shaded spot, an overcast day or in the morning or evening.