Tips on Photographing Animals
If you have some photos of your pet that are clear and shows enough details (especially the eyes) you can send them to me. On the back of the photo that captures the personality of the animal you could indicate so in pencil. Having more than one photo for me to work from is best but not absolutely necessary. If you do not have any good photos but are able to take some, here are some tips. If the animal is no longer with you I would be more than happy to look over any photos you may have.
Take many photos, professional photographers will often use more than one roll of film to get one or two good pictures.
Here are some examples. Abu, the Boston Terrier is nicely focused (although the photo was taken from above). His eyes show up well.
|Here is Abu again. Even though he is perky and alert, the photo was taken from too far away. There is not enough detail visible and his eyes are difficult to see.|
|Bruce, the cat is nicely lit by a window and his image fills the
frame. The photo is sharp and shows detail.
|Here Bruce had been photographed using a flash. His image was burned out and his eyes are discoloured making it a difficult photo to work from.|
|Razz, the Blue and Gold Macaw is well lit by late afternoon sunlight, her image fills the frame nicely, and she is in profile which is the best way to photograph birds.|
|Here is a photo of Razz taken with the same conditions and approximate distance, but it was taken from the front. It is hard to make our her eyes and it just looks odd.|
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