You might not mind being called a Lucky Dog (or spending time with a few), but when it comes to photographing pets you should count on a lot more than just luck.
Sure, luck is a factor in pet photography but there are many other preparations to be considered. Smart and subtle timing is one of the key factors for successful pet portraits. Don’t overuse anything—movements, treats, noises, etc.—and only implement these tactics when you’re ready to press that shutter. Maintain an awareness of the pet’s energy and adjust your actions accordingly so that luck is less of a factor.
So if you feel like you’re clicking like mad and hoping you get the shot, ease up on that shutter, prepare a bit more and count on “luck” as only part of your equation.
Come learn more about how preparation creates luck when photographing pets in Norah’s workshop:
The Creative Pet Portrait
with Norah Levine
July 29 - August 3, 2012