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6 Simple & Effective Tips to Take Amazing Photos of your Dog

Updated: Sep 26, 2022

A dog wearing a dog hoodie and a dog trucker hat made by Fetch the Sun

Whether you're a professional photographer or an amateur shutterbug, taking great pictures of your dog can be a fun experience. Photos of your pup are great for memories. But, they can also be used to show off your dog's personality, good looks, and special talents. Here are a few tips to help you get the best shots of your pup:

  1. Get down on their level

  2. Use treats or toys to get their attention

  3. Find the right lighting

  4. Try different angles

  5. Capture their personality

  6. Edit your photos

6 tips to capture the perfect pic of your pup

1. Get down on their level

A dog sitting and posing while wearing a white surfing dog shirt

One of the best ways to get great shots of your dog is to get down on their level. This not only allows you to get closer to them, but also puts you in their line of sight, making it easier for them to make eye contact with the camera.

2. Use treats or toys to get their attention

If you're having trouble getting your dog to look at the camera, try using treats or toys as an incentive. Simply hold up a treat in front of the camera (take care not to block the lens) or dangle a favorite toy just out of reach to get their attention. Once they're focused on the camera, quickly snap away! Remember, hold the treat and/or toy where you want your dog to look.

3. Find the right lighting

Two dogs sitting in front of Cacti on a nature hike

Whenever possible, try to take