Dog Photography For Dummies

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 25, 2011 - Art - 320 pages
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Tips and tricks for capturing your canine's personality with every click of the camera

Simply snapping a picture may not capture the playfulness or spontaneity of a dog. Knowing what kind of equipment, angle, and composition to use while photographing a dog can make all the difference in the character captured in the photo. Dog Photography For Dummies gives you practical and fun guidance for capturing your dog's personality and turning ordinary shots into priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

Covering all the latest and greatest gadgets and accessories available to capture and alter photos of your favorite pooch, Dog Photography For Dummies offers techniques that amateurs and intermediates alike can use to improve their photography skills. This hands-on guide features great examples of dog portraiture, plus tons of ideas for fun new places to pose your furry friend, such as the beach, the park, the car, in the snow, and more.

  • Detailed discussions of color versus black-and-white, indoors versus outdoors, composition, and capturing movement
  • Advice on how to get a dog to sit still
  • Considerations for photographing a shy dog who is scared of the camera
  • Guidance on making the most of natural light
  • Tips for photographing dogs with black (or dark) coats
  • How to photograph people and dogs together

Whether for decorating, memories, or holiday cards, Dog Photography For Dummies makes it easy to capture the best of your four-legged friend.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Heel The Basics of Dog Photography
7
Heel The Basics of Dog Photography
14
Dog Photography Its Like No Other Animal
19
Mutts and Bolts Photography Equipment
29
Pawsing for the Basics Camera Settings and Techniques
47
Fetch Go Get That Perfect Photo
73
Photographing in the Great Outdoors
91
Capturing the Love Dogs and Their People
153
Sit What to Do after the Photo Shoot
171
Editing and Saving Your Final Shots
189
Showing Off Your Photos
219
The Business of Dog Photography
229
The Part of Tens
253
Doggone It Conquering Ten Common Challenges
261
ProBoneO More than Ten Tips for Giving Back
273

Taking StudioStyle Portraits
109
Capturing Flawless Action
123
Zooming in on CloseUps and Details
139
Your New Business Endeavor
281
Index
287
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Kim Rodgers and Sarah Sypniewski co-founded Bark Pet Photography, a Los Angeles–based pet photography business with a mission of giving back to local animal rescue organizations. It was named LA's best pet photography business of 2011.

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