A good example of a close up photo.

Tips for photographing your pet:
  • Try to use natural lighting by photographing your pet outside, avoid direct sunlight; a bright overcast day is the best.
  • Never use flash, this does not capture the true coloring of your pet and causes
  • The camera should always be lowered to the eye level of your pet.
  • Take at least one close up photo of your pet's face, so that when you focus your pet's face fills up the camera view finder.
  • Employ the help of a friend to stand behind you with a toy or make noises to capture a great expression.
  • If you are having trouble keeping your pet still for the photo, you can have someone hold your pet or restrict them using a leash. I can omit objects from the photo (i.e. hands and leashes) from the portrait.

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