You don’t have to hire a professional to get professional looking pictures of your dog. You can take great pictures of your Poodle with an inexpensive digital camera. Using a digital camera saves you money because it gives you the option of deleting your bad shots instead of paying to have them processed and printed.
If you want to take professional quality portraits of your Poodle, follow a few simple tips, and you’ll soon be taking fantastic pictures of your dog. By planning your photo session, composing your picture carefully and using the right photo editing software, you can take great Poodle pictures in no time at all.
We all know that taking pictures of a pet can be problematic. You have to get your Poodle to sit still and pose for you. You have to take care of lighting and backdrops. These tips and tricks will help you solve these problems and get you started taking fabulous pictures of your Poodle.
Do some advance preparation for your Poodle photo session. First, if you’re a checklist kind of person, make a list of all the equipment you’ll need. Second, put a fresh memory card in your camera with plenty of storage capacity so you don’t get an annoying “card full” message when your Poodle finally strikes that perfect pose. Third, start with fresh batteries, and carry a set of backup batteries for your camera.
You’ll need at least one extra set of hands to manage your Poodle, fluff its hair, wipe its eyes, arrange the backdrops and do safety duty, especially if you are taking your Poodle pictures outside.
Your choice of what backgrounds to use for your Poodle pictures can set the tone for the pictures. Plan your backgrounds carefully. The Poodle’s curly hair looks best photographed against a smooth, solid colored backdrop. Light colored dogs show up best against dark backgrounds, and vice versa. Many photographers now use a chromatic green backdrop. With this backdrop, your background disappears in your digital photos, and you can place your Poodle into any digital backdrop you can find.
Toys and props add interest to your photos, and they keep your dog engaged during the photo session. If you have a Miniature or Toy Poodle, using props will help emphasize the diminutive size of your dog. You should always take pictures of your dog from your dog’s eye level, not your eye level.
Toy and Miniature Poodles are light and easy to lift, so you can easily put your dog on a tabletop or bed to make it easy to get at eye level. These helpful tips will help you get the very best pictures possible of your Poodle.
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