Author Box
Articles Categories
All Categories
Articles Resources

Make Money As a Photographer - Taking Photographs of Dogs

February 26, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 160

When you are asked to take photographs of families they will often want to include their pet dog, either with the main group or on its own. This means that you will find yourself in the unenviable position of trying to get shots of something that just wants to run around and play. Worse still dogs do not understand how to take direction and pose for you. How then do you take sharp, well focused, well lit shots of the families furry friend that they will want to buy afterwards?

The key is to accept that it will take time. This will stop you getting frustrated when the dog turns its head for the hundredth time just as you were about to press the shutter button. By taking your time the dog will get to know you and start to trust you. You could also make a couple of visits to build on this. Once the dog starts to trust you it will relax more and not run away when you point a camera at it.

Another technique is to talk with the family beforehand. Find out if there are any particular toys or treats it likes. Go out and get a supply, in case you need to resort to bribery to take the picture you want.

When it comes to the day of the shoot, the technique to apply is to keep shooting. Have a good supply of memory cards and batteries, so that you do not run out at the crucial moment. Have a couple of shot ideas prepared. The most common being the frame-filling portrait and one of the dog at play. Taking the frame-filling portrait will no doubt mean getting in close. Put the camera on AV (aperture priority) mode, so it will take care of the exposure. This way you just have to make sure you are focused and can watch the dog for the right expression. It is very important in this type of photo to get the catch lights in the eyes. This makes the dog alive and bright, with bags of personality in the final picture, endearing it more to the family and making them want to purchase it from you.

It can be very hard and make for a long day to get some decent photographs of the family dog. The key is perseverance and perhaps bribery. The more you practise the easier it will get and the more pictures you will sell.

Want more ideas on How to Make Money with Photography? Then have a look at this site http://www.makingmoney-with-photography.com What are you waiting for? - You have nothing to lose and only money to Gain!!

Source: EzineArticles
Was this Helpful ?

 
0
 
0
 
Rate this Article
 vote(s)
Feedback
Print
Re-Publish

Article Tags:

Make Money

,

Taking Photographs

,

Photographs Of Dogs

,

Family Photographs

,

Money From Photography

,

Camera

It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a camera but you will never run short of photographs if you think of photo hire.It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a

By: Simon Liva l Arts & Entertainment > Photography l November 21, 2012 lViews: 268

Well-known director Pascal Laugier is once again all set to frighten his fans with another dreadful affair, The Tall Man. The spooky thriller has been produced by Clément Miserez, Kevin DeWalt,

By: rose jasmin l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 02, 2012 lViews: 262

The Good Wife is an American legal drama series. It was first broadcasted on CBS on 22nd September, 2009. It is the creation of Robert King and Michelle King. It is produced by the Kings, Ridley and

By: Monu Mani l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l November 01, 2012 lViews: 259

ICarly in an American teens show created by Dan Schneider who is also the executive producer of the show. this show is about a girl named Carly Shay who along with her best friends Sam and Freeddie

By: elvis l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 265

Love stories are supposed to be full of romance, seduction and enduring love. As these funny love stories show, however, these stories can also be filled with laughter. Fortunately, shared laughter

By: Jasmine Montford l Arts & Entertainment > Humor l October 25, 2012 lViews: 312

Lost is an American television science fictional series that is full of mystery, adventure and supernatural drama. It was originally broadcasted on ABC from September 22, 2004 to May 23, 2010,

By: ramandeep l Arts & Entertainment > Movies TV l October 25, 2012 lViews: 337

It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a camera but you will never run short of photographs if you think of photo hire.It is true that a photo booth hire cannot actually replace a

By: Simon Lival Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl November 21, 2012 lViews: 268

If you've never tried on a pair of night vision glasses but always wondered what it would be like to see in the dark, you may have just found your answer. Infrared technology - the same thing that is

By: Wayne D. Burkel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 224

A digital camera, be it a DSLR or a compact point and shoot, is an asset in your hand. It is a tool using which you can make a reasonable amount of money per month, without even breaking a sweat. How?

By: Rajib Mukherjeel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 191

The cameras of today are quite advanced. The digital units no longer use the old films but instead, they have memory cards wherein the images are stored. There are other advanced features that make

By: Kalyan Kumarl Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 26, 2012 lViews: 209

As an amateur photographer I know it's always great to stumble upon new ways to create a fresh special effect that gets the "Awesome" response when my audience looks at my photos. Today, I've got a

By: Wayne D. Burkel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 24, 2012 lViews: 209

I wanted to share some portrait ideas for Mother's Day. Believe it or not, Mother's day is right around the corner and choosing the perfect gift can be extremely difficult. I always tell people to

By: Scot Voelkerl Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl April 24, 2012 lViews: 212

So you are wondering how to make some extra money using your hobby as a photographer. One way to do this is to take photographs of children. This article will show you one idea on how to do this.

By: Louise S Coel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl February 26, 2012 lViews: 176

In a previous article I provided you with 5 types of portrait photography. I showed you that is not all about that classic head and shoulders shot. To prove that even more here another 5 types.

By: Louise S Coel Arts & Entertainment > Photographyl February 23, 2012 lViews: 137