This 2009 Holiday season is one of the best times for taking photographs of pets and sending them to friends and family. We have tried to get a good photo of Allen and our dog Leaf. With Linda as the photographer, we didn’t always have the best results.
We have great admiration for good animal photographers. How do they ever get the animal and the person to CALMY and simultaneously look into the camera with pleasant expressions on both of their faces? It’s a mystery to us.
When Leaf looks directly into the camera, the glint of light turns red in his eyes. If he looks at Allen, his cute profile is fun to see. His eyes with their unique expressions, though, aren’t clear in a side view.
One time, after putting up with us trying to get a good photo for about fifteen minutes of hassle, Leaf found a solution. He licked Allen’s nose, then turned, and stuck out his big, pink tongue at the camera. So there!
On the other hand, our cat Cuddles poses like a runway model. She’s the ultimate beauty, posturing for the camera, arching her back, and gazing contentedly toward the lens.
What are your best tips for getting good animal photos?
We wish each of you a happy holiday and a Merry Christmas. Please give the special pets in your life an extra hug and tell them it’s from us. We’d do it in person if we could.
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