If you want to shoot pictures of your 4-legged friend like a pro, then read the article.
Nowadays the number of individuals who own a pet or ever few pets is rapidly growing. Scientists say that owning a pet is beneficial for physical and mental health of people. Unfortunately, our 4-legged friends do not live as long as we do. Having amazing pictures of cats or dogs let us keep these wonderful moments in our memory.
If you want to shoot great pictures of cats or dogs, you do not need to have expensive camera. There are a few very simple tips that you should remember about when you want to take pictures of your pet like a pro.
Do you know that professional photographers shoot hundreds and thousands of pictures, and only then they can choose a few that are the best in quality. When you want to catch really great moment, take many pictures, and then you will have the one that catches the best ever moment.
When you take a picture of your pet or any other animal, remember that you should be at the level of their eyes. Once you gain more experience, you can try photographing pets in other positions and from different perspectives.
It is not easy to attract the attention of a pet, particularly cats. While taking pictures of your cat, remember to entertain him or her using toys and treats.
Before shooting pictures, check out the background. Particularly if you have no experience, try to choose simple background, that does not distract you or your pet from taking pictures. Another advantage is that you will be able to focus more on your 4-legged friend, when background is not complicated.
If you are not familiar with technical aspect of taking great pictures, you might want to check this information in the Internet and read a few articles with recommendations from professional photographers. Standard settings are the following: an aperture is f8 and shutter speed is 1/250 or 1/125 when a cat is not in action.
You can retouch your photos, if you wish, but remember not to overdo that. Most professional photographers do not recommend to interfere in a photo, except for changes of fragments that you are not satisfied with. If you think you have no more ideas about how to improve a picture and you are completely satisfied with it, then you can say that your photo is perfect.
And the most important – shooting wonderful pictures should be a great fun for you and your pet and the way to spend great time together. You will find more recommendation on how to shoot professional pictures in the article “Tips for taking great photos of cats” by Meowpassion.