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Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots by Alan Hess

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6. Pet Portraits

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Nikon D4 • ISO 200 • 1/250 sec. • f/5.6 • 70–200mm lens

Creating a portrait of your pet

A portrait is more than just a quick, candid snapshot of your pet. Taking a portrait of your pet requires planning to find the best location, the right lighting, and a background that keeps the focus on the subject. Photographing a pet portrait is a lot like photographing a celebrity; you need to have all your equipment set up beforehand and have a plan in place, because you won’t get a lot of time with your subject.

Poring Over the Picture

Nikon D4 • ISO 800 • 1/250 sec. • f/5.6 • 70–200mm lens

This puppy was done posing and just ...

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