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Capture Unique Personality Quirks in Dog Photos

By Kim Rodgers, Sarah Sypniewski

Okay, so if your awesome furry friend has something weird, funny, or amazing about her looks, you definitely have to photograph it — and then post it on the Internet so she can become the next virtual sensation.

Don’t worry, you’re not exploiting her; it’s called loving her. And if she happens to get a million hits, then the world loves her, too! If you notice a quirk and you love it, photograph it:

  • The spot on her side, which looks like Elvis

  • Her furry feet, which make her look like a sasquatch

  • The little white tuft of hair on her otherwise black chest

  • Her tail, which bends at a 90-degree angle

  • Her scruffy beard, which always has something in it

In this image, the photographer is obviously highlighting Piko’s tongue, which is too big for his mouth. It’s always sticking out a little (and sometimes a lot). Kim shot him straight-on to get the full effect. He may look a little dopey, but that just makes us love him more.


24mm, 1/250 sec., f/11, 125

Whatever makes you love your dog more is what you should capture in your photos.