THE PET POSSE’ S TOP FIVE TIPS FOR PET PHOTOGRAPHY
Learn a little about animal behaviours, particularly the signs they give us when they are stressed or anxious. Don’t crowd the animal, and be patient. Animal welfare always comes first.
Grab their attention, whatever their preference (treats, noises, etc.). Dogs are more inclined to respond to smells and noises, whereas cats are very visual.
Before you start shooting, have a good look around and remove any distracting objects. Use naturally occurring frames, such as trees or doorways, to bring attention to the pet.
Keep your lenses clean. In fact, keep all your gear clean.
Shutter speed is probably the most important setting. You can fix noise later, but you can’t fix blur or over-exposure.
KELLY WOLFE, BEAR AND THOR, CANON EOS 60D, CANON EF 24–70MM F/2.8L II USM LENS, 67MM, 1/800S, F/2.8, ISO 320