Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

Thread: Taking a Nice Photo...?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default Taking a Nice Photo...?

    Hi everyone,

    Just wondering if anyone has any tips for me on taking decent profile style photos of puppies???

    How the heck can I get them to settle down and stand still for more than 2 seconds while my camera focuses??? lol

    I would like to get some nice side on shots of their stance =)

    Thanks!

  2. #2

    Default

    three words... patience, patience & patience... take your time let the pups relax and just let it happen... if you have another person who can hold them that's ok, but you still need to be quick with the camera... I love taking puppy pics... oh and I love seeing them... lol hint hint..

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default

    hehe, yeah. I know about the patience part lol. Thought maybe there'd be a few tricks as well.

    I'm thinking maybe I will try standing them on a bench so they can't run off? lol

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    305

    Default

    Don't hold the camera. Set it up somewhere so all you have to do it push the button. Most cameras also have a setting where it will take a burst of 5 or so photos from one click. This can also be a great help.

    Use treats. Hold them above the camera to get the dogs to look.

    Let them sniff around the area and become relaxed in it. If there's nothing to look at they'll pay more attention to you.

    A bench is not a great idea as they can jump off. If they aren't relaxed and just want out they could do some damage to themselves.

    Give them their favorite toy and get photos of them with that too.

    If you can tucker them out before hand that helps

    If you're trying to take more than one dog at a time though, then I wish you nothing but luck :P

    Good luck, I'd love to see the end result!!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Southern NSW
    Posts
    3,784

    Default

    I use squeekies. I take a lot of photo's of dogs for our Club and friends and it works. Just have someone do the noise for you. And yes patience....lots of it. And a HUGE sense of humour is good too. Good luck
    Pets are forever

  6. #6

    Default

    How To Photograph A New Puppy
    1. Remove film from box and load camera.
    2. Remove film box from puppy's mouth and throw in trash.
    3. Remove puppy from trash and brush coffee grounds from muzzle.
    4. Choose a suitable background for photo.
    5. Mount camera on tripod and focus.
    6. Find puppy and take dirty sock from mouth.
    7. Place puppy in pre-focused spot and return to camera.
    8. Forget about spot and crawl after puppy on knees.
    9. Focus with one hand and fend off puppy with other hand.
    10. Get tissue and clean nose print from lens.
    11. Take flashcube from puppy's mouth and throw in trash.
    12. Put cat outside and place peroxide on the scratch on puppy's nose.
    13. Put magazines back on coffee table.
    14. Try to get puppy's attention by squeaking toy over your head.
    15. Replace your glasses and check camera for damage.
    16. Jump up in time to grab puppy by the scruff of the neck and say, "No, outside! No, outside!"
    17. Call spouse/partner to clean up mess.
    18. Fix a drink.
    19. Sit back in Lazy Boy with drink and resolve to teach puppy "sit" and "stay" the first thing in the morning.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Yeah I know about camera settings like the back of my hand. Portraits you need to always be focused on the eyes, so setting it up and just pushing the button doesn't work. You always need to be focused on the eyes to make portrait and animal photography work.


    Holding treats above the camera will just make them jump at my lens. Not cool. My camera is expensive.


    I put them up on the washing machine. No they won't do damge to themselves, so don't bother having a dig at me about it. They aren't stupid enough to jump off it.

    I didn't use a squeaky toy....just chirped "pup pup pup!" lol works well. And they got lots of treats for being good puppies. Which made them pose more, so they could get more treats lol

    Before I made this thread I had another person helping me... in the end I did it myself and it worked heaps better. They didn't get as distracted. They settle for me more than other people.

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default

    Hahahahahahahhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah aha!!!!!!!!!

    :d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d:d

    rofl!



    Ahhhhhh s**t that's funny

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Location
    Melbourne
    Posts
    305

    Default

    Um, I wasn't having a 'dig'. You asked for tips and I offered the only ones I had.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    NSW
    Posts
    100

    Default

    I know, I'm just saying to everyone... coz I know that sometimes people overreact. Every has different opinions and feelings, and everyone thinks differently on this forum.

    I don't want people to rip me for doing what I think is appropriate, while others might think it's a massive thing. I don't wrap my pups up in bubble wrap. They are tough. It's in their blood.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •