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How to Get Animals to Look At You For Better Pet Portraits

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For dogs, sound is the key. For cats use visual stimuli.

How to Get Animals to Look At You For Better Pet Portraits

Today’s photo tip is about pet portraits and how to get the animal’s attention. Pet portraits can be some of the most fun photography you do. As an added bonus, it’s a great photography training ground. “Never Work With Kids or Animals!” Or so says the old show business expression… Why? Because they…

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4 thoughts on How to Get Animals to Look At You For Better Pet Portraits

  1. I love pets and I have taken lots of photo’s of pets (who are so active). I love their expressions. Interesting article and thanks for the tips. Will remember them for future shoots. Here’s a photo of my dog Shyla-mae running wild and free (she is a chinese crested dog) and she gets the zoomies.

  2. Great ideas here! This must be why my daughter is able to get her dogs to do simply amazing things when she is photographing them (4 of them – all at once)! She is the Alpha dog and they respond instantly to her voice. (She’s a professional singer, so that might be a connection, as well.)

  3. I love photographing dogs! And my ways involve treats, toys, and a helper (my husband or the dog’s owner). I also like to get candid shots. BUT I do not like how this article brings up dominance. That has nothing to do with it. Alpha theory has been debunked repeatedly. Anyhow, here is one of my photographs 🙂

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