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Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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1. Ten Tips for Pet Photography

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Nikon D2X • ISO 200 • 1/40 sec. • f/3.5 • 80–200mm lens

Quick tips to get you started

Taking photos of your dog, cat, hamster, horse, or any pet can be quite challenging. They don’t really pose for the camera all that well and are easily distracted. If you want a quick way to start and don’t feel like reading the entire book right now, I’ve put together ten tips to get you off and running. These tips are a great starting point, and each will be covered in more detail throughout the book.

Poring Over the Picture

Nikon D4 • ISO 400 • 1/2500 sec. • f/4 • 70–200mm lens

This photo was taken in the late afternoon ...

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