Monday, June 22, 2015

I Capture with Diane

My two fur-babies are a big feature of my PL albums and my photography in general. So today I wanted to share a few tips for capturing your furry friends in their best light.

Firstly, its best to not use a flash with animals. The bright flash of light can be very scary for them and once they learn to associate your camera with that fear, they’ll always shy away. Sometimes that means you won’t be able to get the best photos of them (in the evening or at night for instance).

Secondly, take a LOT of photos. Burst mode can be really helpful. But the more photos you take, the better your chances are of capturing that perfect shot.

Next, auto focus will usually try to focus on the closest point, which, in your animals case, will be their noses. Cute, yes. But for really great shots, try to focus on their eyes instead. That way their true personality can shine.

My fourth tip is to try a different angle. Shoot them from overhead looking straight down or get down on their level. Lowering the camera not only captures them at their best but also documents what life is like at their level.

Lastly, it never hurts to have their preferred treat or toy close by to really get their attention! But most importantly, your favourite photos don’t have to be perfectly exposed or sharp, they just need to show off the gorgeous little personalities that fill our lives with love!

Here, I converted a pretty badly exposed photo into grey scale (which can hide a multitude of sins) and used it as the focal point of this layout using the June Pocket Life and Sprinkles kits.

I hope some of these tips help you capture the furry friends in your lives!

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