If you struggle to get a decent snap of your dog, try these tips from a leading dog photographer…
A mistake we make when photographing dogs is that we don’t get down to the dog’s eye level. For a more engaging shot, sit, kneel or even lie down so your lens is level with the dog’s head. It looks better when the dog looks directly into the lens – although dogs aren’t the most obedient of subjects. Also, try to capture your dog’s personality, so take a photo when he is running, for example.
Make sure the light is behind you, so that your dog is well lit, and avoid very bright light, as dogs tend to squint!
Watch out for distractions in the background. If they can’t be avoided, try using Portrait mode, like the one found on Google Pixel 2 – the camera works out what you’re trying to shoot and adds a natural blur to the surroundings.