Pets trail second after children when it comes to popularity for being photographed. Clicking perfect pictures of your pet would be possible through these tips. Standard lenses can give good pictures too however for ease of shooting pets one must use a longer telephoto lens of 80 to 200mm size.
A telephoto lens is essential to click a pet from far away enough that he does not scare away. A pet would act his natural best if it is unaware of what is being done by you. You can get a great picture of your pet by clicking from his level. Owing to the fact that most pets are smaller than we are, good pictures are possible by getting down on our hands and knees. A picture with the pet looking right into the lens is worth the hard work.
Being ready and quick is important to click a picture of your pet. It is possible to be ready for the shot by having the focus already set and the exposure pre-set. Focusing again or resetting the metering should not be done.
While shooting pets, it is easy to get the right exposure. Simply utilize the automatic mode on the camera or set the exposure recommended by the light meter on a manual camera. Bracketing is important for anyone who owns a very dark or a white animal.
To click a white pet, after taking the meter reading open up one or two f stops. The f number needs to be closed a few stops to capture the dark color of the pet when clicking a darker pet.
Pre focusing is very important but to know where the focus needs to be is a very simple thing. If the pet is out of focus, the flaw can be hidden by simply focusing on the eye. Having the eye in focus is important to make sure the picture stays appealing.
If the pet has dark fur or feather surrounding the dark eye, then we can click the highlight in the eye. Switching on a light can achieve this effect just as good as turning the pet's face towards the sun. One of the attributes of a good pet photo is its background. A plain background should be used when positioning your pet. Using a less cluttered background helps get a picture with the pet standing out.
Clicking pictures of your pet can be assisted by having a friend around. Using your friend as a distraction you can get good pictures of your pet. A pet that is curious in nature and looks around to find what you are doing can be clicked like this. Using these tips coupled with patience your pet pictures would be perfect!