I’m a total animal person. Love them all. So when I get a new toy yes, my ahem kids become my subject. You have a great opportunity at home to photograph your pets. They know you and trust you and that makes for the best access. So some tips to get great portraits:
- Instead of shooting from afar and on your feet get on your knees or sit down with them. Get up close and personal.
- Look at how they see the world when you look at them. A lot of times I’m actually lying on the ground to get portraits. It makes for much more interesting shots!
- Take close-ups. A nose, ear, whiskers are all bits and pieces that make for cute little details in an album or a series of portraits.
- Make it easy and fun for them and for you.