Remove Background Distractions from Your Dog Photographs
Clear Cloudy Eyes in Photos of Senior Dogs
How to Set Up Collections of Your Dog Photos within Lightroom

Move in Close Versus Zoom from Afar for You Dog Photography

Instead of zooming in, set your camera lens to the widest focal length possible and move as close as you can to your dog. The wide-angle close-up creates a really cool image that makes viewers feel like they’re actually right in the middle of the photo.

image0.jpg

24mm, 1/250 sec., f/2.8, 100

This image was taken inches away from Truffle’s face, which exaggerates her big, round, pug eyes. It’s a totally different perspective from simply zooming in from a distance. Most people think that wide angles are reserved for capturing vast, flowing landscapes, but experiment with shorter focal lengths and very close proximity — you won’t be disappointed!

Sometimes, dogs that are okay with the camera when it’s several feet away get scared when that distance shrinks to mere inches. To keep Truffle from bolting as you move in close, go slowly, repeat a “stay” (or “sit” or “down”) command, and treat along the way. Give the command, move a few inches, treat. Repeat the sequence until you reach your desired closeness.

If your compact digital camera has a macro mode, give it a try for achieving these wide-angle close-ups. In macro mode, you can focus on your subject at a much closer distance than in any other mode, making it ideal for close-ups and details.

blog comments powered by Disqus
Groom Away the "Ickies" in Your Dog Photos
How to Take Dog Photos with Furniture
Use the Histogram as a Guide during Postprocessing
Use Photoshop to Achieve Sharpness in Your Dog Photos
Depth of Field in Aperture-Priority Mode during Dog Photography
Advertisement

Inside Dummies.com