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Pet Portraits That Stand Out: Creating a Classic Photograph of Your Cat or Dog by Alan Hess

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Taking the Photograph

Now comes the fun part: actually taking the portrait of your pet. With the background set up and the light ready to go, it’s now time to get your pet in place and take the photo. At this point, a little help really comes in handy, and having a plan for what you want to capture will save you a ton of time and energy.

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Using an Assistant

Taking photos of your dog is a whole lot easier if you have some help. This could be your spouse, your child, or a good friend. The job of the assistant is to get the attention of the pet and control where he or she looks while you take the photo. This is easiest when the pet already knows ...

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