For closer portraits, pick an angle that shows the nice light reflections in the eyes of your pet, adding personality and showcasing its character more.
Think about the bigger picture – apart from the pet, what else could you include in the picture in order to add to it? It could be your pet’s favourite place to relax or their favourite toy.
Whether they’re sleeping, playing or running, it’s great to see all the different moments in a pet’s life. The opportunities are endless, so don’t forget to think outside the box.
Try thinking of the perfect picture you’d like to take and then see if you can make this happen. This method is much more effective than following your pet around endlessly in the hope that you’ll catch that ideal moment. Remember that you can also try to influence the scene by using treats, noises and play.
Don’t be afraid to experiment with your equipment - try using the sport or action modes, as well as taking close-ups if it is safe to do so. You can also try experimenting with things like angles, viewpoints and focus points. Most importantly, remember to have fun!
Good luck and may the best pet win!