Different perspectives allow you to take good pet photographs
- Oct 25, 2019
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Pets are faithful companions of human beings. How to take pet photographs? Is there anything new besides the usual shooting techniques? Here, from a different perspective analysis of pet photography shooting, teach you to play with the budding pet. Miao Xing, Wan Xing Ren, please accept it! ____________
EOS 70D Speed: 1/400s Aperture F6.3 ISO:1000 Focal Length: 250mm
1. Look at it, look directly at the camera and grab your eyes.
Eye is one of the key points in photographic creation that needs special attention. Through the eyes, we can show different emotional characteristics. Looking directly at the lens, in the eye contact, the viewer can experience more inner feelings of pets. Using the height of head-to-eye with pet eyes, anthropomorphic portrait shooting, black background effectively highlights the main body, EOS 700D imaging is exquisite.
EOS 700D Speed: 1/250s Aperture F16.0 ISO:100 Focal Length: 55mm
Large aperture can perfectly visualize the background, let the chaotic and complex scenery merge with each other, and create a fairy-tale dream feeling.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/125s Aperture F2.8 ISO:400 Focal Length: 110mm
Put pets in a specific environment, harmonious with each other, and set off each other; natural light shooting, soft light makes the picture warmer.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/30s Aperture F4.0 ISO:500 Focal Length: 24mm
When shooting, we should pinch the distance between the camera and the pet, and use the zoom lens with medium and long focal length to shoot. Besides the flexible view, it is easier to shoot the pet with shy personality.
EOS 5D Mark III Speed: 1/320s Aperture F4.0 ISO:2000 Focal Length: 300mm
Tips: Focus is one of the key factors that affect the clarity of a photograph, and when taking a pet, it is recommended to focus on the eye area in order to produce a vivid and shining image.
2. Shake, fool, scream
It's not easy to shoot for pets, they always make us love and hate if we don't play cards according to common sense. In fact, it would be interesting to seize the opportunity to take up the camera and shoot these pets in a "mad" state. To capture the instantaneous dynamics of pets, it needs enough shutter speed to condense the image. Opening the continuous shooting function can improve the success rate of shooting. The EOS 5D Mark III 6/s continuous shooting rate makes it easy for you to grasp the shutter timing.
EOS 5D Mark III Speed: 1/1000s Aperture F3.5 ISO:100 Focal Length: 200mm
The camera is always around, waiting patiently to get a chance to take wonderful pictures. The pet's yawning funny expression is sure to make you laugh.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/400s Aperture F6.3 ISO:640 Focal Length: 400mm
Capturing Pets'witty expressions and actions requires patient observation, which can predict what they will do next. This is a good time to press the shutter.
EOS 7D Speed: 1/250s Aperture F8.0 ISO:1000 Focal Length: 10mm
Capturing pets in water spray can make the image more tense and bring strong visual impact.
EOS 7D Speed: 1/800s Aperture F5.6 ISO:800 Focal Length: 700 mm
3. Filming of many pets
In fact, pet photography does not necessarily have to be confined to the same mode of shooting, may as well let it and small partners together, accompanied by walking, laughing and hilarious, more joy. The best choice for outdoor photography is around 10 a.m. or 4 p.m., because the natural light at this time is the best, with a large aperture, to achieve shallow depth of field effect.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/640s Aperture F2.8 ISO:100 Focal Length: 115mm
It's not easy for several pets to pose together. They will soon lose patience. To get a perfect picture, you need to be sensitive to the state of each pet, guide them properly, and figure them out.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/640s Aperture F5.6 ISO:100 Focal Length: 200mm
A good way to get creative is to put the subjects in the right environment and let them decide what to do.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/500s Aperture F4.0 ISO:100 Focal Length: 200mm
Simple and clean pictures, free and natural shooting.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/160s Aperture F3.5 ISO:200 Focal Length: 120mm
Fourth, jump, sprout favorite
When taking jump photographs, both individuals and pets can make wonderful and interesting pictures. It's easier to photograph a dog than a cat. When it rotates quietly, it can lock the focus and track the running dog to show its vigorous posture.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/1250s Aperture F5.6 ISO:400 Focal Length: 35mm
In order to increase the interesting, we can try to shoot at low angle or even close to the ground. The application of very close shooting distance and wide-angle lens can get exaggerated visual effect and take higher jump pictures.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/2500s Aperture F8.0 ISO:400 Focal Length: 12mm
For a dog, the focus of photography is to highlight its loveliness. Some toys can be used to photograph the naughty moment when the dog is playing.
EOS 5D Mark III Speed: 1/1000s Aperture F6.3 ISO:200 Focal Length: 130mm
When shooting, we can try to shoot several pictures in different scenes in order to get high quality images. If you can't focus accurately, you can try to improve the sensitivity.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/1000s Aperture F8.0 ISO:400 Focal Length: 12mm (left) EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/1250s Aperture F8.0 ISO:1600 Focal Length: 12mm (right)
Fifth, no guess with children
Photographs of pets and children reflect more than simple pet photographs. When shooting, we should try to make the subject more relaxed and show intimate moments. Skillfully arranging the pictures and telling their stories; backlighting makes children and dogs more halo.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/500s Aperture F2.2 ISO:200 Focal Length: 135mm
Waiting for the real personality of pets and children requires patience. Large aperture effectively avoids background clutter.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/320s Aperture F2.2 ISO:160 Focal Length: 135mm
Is it funny that pets can be caught with proper poses?
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/320s Aperture F2.8 ISO:250 Focal Length: 180mm
When shooting, you can try to use fences, windows and other elements as composition elements to act as a frame in the picture and increase the level of the picture.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/160s Aperture F2.0 ISO:500 Focal Length: 50mm
There are similarities between pets and photographers: eyes, gestures and movements are the focus of the camera. But small animals do not act according to people's requirements, so capturing wonderful moments requires more patience, respect and love them.
EOS 5D Mark II Speed: 1/400s Aperture F2.2 ISO:320 Focal Length: 135mm