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Taking pictures of pets is not easy. They always seem to look away or move at the last second. Getting good pictures of man's best friend can be down right frustrating, but here are some tips to make your photo taking experience a good one with your pet!

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Step 1: Take full advantage of lazy days.

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Has your pet ever had a day they just laid around all day and didn't want to play? Take this opportunity and stick a camera in their face! There is no better time than now to get those adorable pictures of you dog sleeping. Most of the time, when they're tired, they will even look straight at the camera lens giving you those pictures that your friends will swear you must have paid to get you pictures professionally done.
MichaelR57 months ago

Good luck with my dogs, trying to get them to look but stay still. I often get down on the floor and play with them, because I want them to be happy and I enjoy playing like a dog. If I say their name or make a noise, with our without my camera, they come over immediately and I'm more likely to get tongue prints on my camera, than a good photo. But, I keep trying. My best shots are when they're tired, like after a long walk. Especially once they find their comfortable spot, whether that is a lap, couch, etc. I really want to get a shot of them running towards the camera, but don't have a safe, enclosed space, which is large enough and close enough to let them get comfortable.

These do work great!!
miafrieda3 years ago
gorgeous face!
ilpug3 years ago
I have gotta do this! today is a perfect "lazy day" for my dogs.
elizmarshall (author) 5 years ago
Aw, I'm so glad! Your pictures look great :]
Thanks!!! I appreciate it :)
LoneWolf5 years ago
Nice Instructable. I like drawing dogs off photographs so this is helpfull.
marc925 years ago
These ideas work great.