Dog Photos with Floors, Doors, and Common Areas Included - dummies

Dog Photos with Floors, Doors, and Common Areas Included

By Kim Rodgers, Sarah Sypniewski

You may be surprised by how ordinary household areas can turn into stunning backdrops for your dog photos. Look around your house, office, or other indoor locales for things like

  • Interesting floor patterns: Here, the photographer thought the black-and-white checkered floor tile was the perfect backdrop for Ellie, a black Lab mix. To use the floor as your background, make sure to shoot straight down and fill your frame with the pattern while cropping out any surrounding distractions.


    24mm, 1/125 sec., f/2.8, 320

  • Nice doors or doorways: Because most dogs lie right smack in the middle of doorways anyway, shooting in this location makes sense. Do you have a cool, boldly colored front door or an interior doorway arch that features old original woodwork?

    Have your pal sit or lie in front of or next to the door. Choose a wide (zoomed out) angle and position yourself far enough back to get the whole door in the photo.

  • Common areas: Wherever you and your family spend most of your time, your dog is likely to follow. Whether you inhabit the living room or crowd around the kitchen table to socialize, take note of the nooks and crannies your dog calls his own.