How to Photograph Your Pets

Pets are some of our closest companions, and even if you do not want to photograph them professionally, knowing how to capture them well can help you create wonderful memories that you will treasure for years to come. If you want to improve your pet photography, check out this helpful video tutorial that will give you a wide range of useful advice sure to improve your images. 

Coming to you from Park Cameras, this great video tutorial will show you how to take better portraits of pets. Pet photography is a challenging genre for sure, but when you get it right, it is hard not to smile. While there are plenty of techniques and useful approaches worth learning, the one thing to remember above everything else is simply to be patient. While it seems obvious, it can be easy to forget in the moment that pets are not humans and can't understand and respond to posing commands the way we can. While there are a lot of things we can do to keep their attention and improve our chances of getting the shot, nothing beats a good dose of patience and willingness to keep trying. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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Pet photography of active animals is definitely challenging. I tried to photograph my pup for an Fstoppers video and it was almost a total failure haha. Now he's very well trained and I'd like to experiment going back out and posing him in some more epic locations now that he can sit and lay down on command. These photos by Gareth are great!