What makes a good dog photo?

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  1. Gregry254

    Gregry254 TPF Noob!

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    My gran asked me to take a decent picture of her dog and I cant get one that I like :S who has tips for me?

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  2. bigtwinky

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    good dog photo? not sure I have seen one here in a while, even though 75% of people seem to keep posting them.

    try and find out what the dog's personality is like and try and capture that in an image. playful, boring, hyper, affectionate. maybe a favorite toy?

    just as with people, nail the focus on the eyes and be mindful of your backgrounds.
     
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    Yea I will have to agree with everything winky said.
     
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    Gregry254 TPF Noob!

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    Ill keep that in mind :) thanks.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    avoid using popup flash as well. shoot in more natural light, near a window, outside, whatever. popup flash and animals indoors is just plain blerck imo
     
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    One tip:

    Animals close up, with a wide angle lens.

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    I like to shoot outdoors in natural light. Other than that, definitely agree with bigtwinky
     
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    this shot was of my puppy. i had a treat in my hand and she seemed very exicted!!! seemed to work to catch sum expression, which is very important.

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    Be at their level
    Capture their eyes
    Watch backgrounds.
    I actually think 2 and 3 look good, better maybe with some creative cropping.
     
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    everyone knows if you want a good dog picture you need a flag! ... and uber photoshop skills



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    sorry couldn't resist... try playing with the dog outside having them run around makes for a nice pictures i think :D
     
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    Just get out and play!

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