Packing for a Doggie Photo Session - dummies

Packing for a Doggie Photo Session

By Kim Rodgers, Sarah Sypniewski

Part of Dog Photography For Dummies Cheat Sheet

A dog photographer’s camera bag is filled with much more than photography equipment. Remember to pack these dog-specific accessories to make your photo session more enjoyable for you and your dog:

  • Treats: Whatever your dog goes crazy for!

  • Treat bag: With one of these clipped to your belt, you don’t have to go digging in your pockets for that next treat.

  • Water: All those treats are bound to make him thirsty.

  • Toys: Choose the ones he likes best and responds to.

  • Noisemakers: Purchase dog toy replacement squeakers online, but be prepared with other sounds as well! Try dog training clickers, a kazoo, or even those crazy ringtones on your cellphone!

  • Retractable leash: These little gems are a lifesaver if you decide to remove your dog’s leash in postprocessing because they’re thinner than most leashes. Just be sure you know how to put on the brakes before you venture out to the park.

  • Slobber rag: In case things get messy.