Posts tagged ‘pet photography’

October 15, 2012

Every Dog Deserves Fifteen Minutes of Photo Fame

Don’t you get annoyed when people share with you the pictures of their kids and dogs? I bet you do unless you are the same way and are dying to show the world what your loved one has been up to. A brand-new (launched last week) photo sharing network PuppyStream.me helps you to do exactly that – broadcast your puppy’s cutest pics to the like-minded dog-owners.

The utterly modern PuppyStream.me is a dynamic way to chronicle your pups’ life through photo updates providing a super easy way to  seamlessly pull in photos from Instagram, Facebook or your computer.

The membership is free. Share your dog’s life story and discover new cute pups from around the world!

Here are some pics from the launch party at the Invisible Dog Art Center where the guests could have their pictures taken in a doggie photo booth. Here is an idea for your next puppy’s birthday party:)

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September 13, 2012

Tips for Photoshooting Fifis and Fidos

Photos shot with a point-and-click Sony camera and enhanced by PhotoHand.com

I’ve been recently trying to create a photo book starring my new puppy and myself as a gift for my mom’s upcoming birthday. Having PhotoHand as a design company behind this project should have made it easy but I got stuck at step one – taking pictures of my beloved mongrel.

I have a lot of nice pictures of him sleeping but taking action pictures proved to be a difficult task. As I was falling behind my personal production schedule it suddenly hit me – I should have checked with the ultimate pro – Cesar Milan, the Dr. Spock of the canine world. And, of course, CesarWay.com had a list of simple common sense directions on how to take good pictures of dogs.

In a nutshell:

1. Dogs sense energy. Be positive.

2. If s/he won’t sit and stay, focus on what s/he DOES want to do.

3. Shoot lots of photos and sift through them later.

4. Use props – treats, toys, squeakers, balloons.

5. Late afternoon or overcast weather will give you the best lighting.

6. It’s about them – focus on their favorite places, habits, toys…

7. Lower the camera to your dog’s level.

These dog photography tips are based on the advice from Cesar Milan’s friend, photographer Seth Casteel who became famous after his photos of dogs swimming underwater went viral.

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