If you have a dog, chances are you have more than a few photos of him. Taking good pet photographs takes practice. Here are a few suggestions to help you snap great pictures of your best pal.
— Shoot photos in bright daylight or in sports mode. Flash photography can bother dogs. It doesn’t make their eyes look so great, either.
— Wanna get a picture of your dog smiling? Take her out to fetch, or for a brisk run. Once your dog is panting, have her look directly at you, aim and click! Smiling dog.
— Capture your dog’s personality. Get sneaky and take a photograph of the quirky stuff they do when they think you’re not looking.
— Use treats as a way to get your high-energy dog to stay still long enough to snap a photo. You can even stick a treat on top of the camera to keep his attention focused on the lens.
Using some of the tips provided, take a photograph that captures the expressive eyes of your dog.
Thanks to everyone who participated in last week’s poetry prompt. Here is a poem by James we enjoyed:
I thumb inside his big loose ears,
his eyelids descend to half mast.
a gentle paw rises to rest on my arm while
his breath, a sweet warmth, respires
from the deep hollow of divine conspiracy. our history is
natural… my ancestors, and his, ran parallel lines
along game trails lacing
paddling nova scotia’s icy waters, searching
through the pass at saint bernard… his specieshood
distinct, dependence shared, such witness of
evolution, the wellspring of
creation. my dog, my God, my soul confer each day
we three walk the way of work and friendship forged
through need and care. I laugh when
he dances with simple joy, bucking bronco rearing,
twisting, rolling his exultant head in circles to say
“come play! come live!”. of all the creatures come to
bless my kind, this
is my heart.
NOTE TO POETS: Looking for your Monday poetry prompt? On Photo Play weeks, it’s right here. Choose a photo from the post and respond with a poem. Leave your poem in the comment box. We’ll be reading.
Sometimes we feature your poems in Every Day Poems, with your permission of course. Thanks for writing with us!