Dog Photography Day

Did you know that today is Dog Photography Day? It’s probably safe to say that many of you have dozens of adorable photos of your canine companions on your phones. There’s just no such thing as too many cute dog pictures! Of course, Fido isn’t always the most cooperative subject. A local Marietta, GA vet offers some ‘pawesome’ advice on taking your furry pal’s photo below.


Don’t be afraid to play with different settings. If you want to get a fun, candid shot of your canine buddy running or playing, opt for a fast shutter speed. If Fido is just napping, you can try something slower.


Give your furry friend a bath a day or two before his photo shoot, so his coat looks nice and shiny. Remember to wipe any ‘seeds’ away from the corner of his eyes.


Ideally, you’ll want to snap your canine friend’s photo in front of a background that contrasts with his coat. A white dog won’t stand out much against a snowbank, while a black pooch may disappear in a night shot.


Lighting is king when it comes to taking photos. Try to time Fido’s photo session for dusk or dawn, when the natural light just has a golden look.


Once your pup has lost interest in getting his picture taken, start editing the photos you took. Experiment with different effects, filters, and cropping aspects. That picture of Fido in front of a tree may look unremarkable without editing, but might look great as a watercolor or pencil sketch.

Pet Camera Apps

Another thing you can try is downloading some pet camera apps. These often have settings that either capture pets’ attention. Dogcam is a good one.


The angle you shoot from can also make a big difference. Get down on your hands and knees, and snap Fido’s pic from eye level. This can make for some really cute pictures!

Doggy Disclaimer

Hopefully, the above tips will come in very handy. Of course, Fido has a habit of looking absolutely adorable, and then moving as soon as you get your camera. We haven’t sorted out how to circumvent that one yet, but if and when we do, we’ll let you know!

Please do not hesitate to reach out if ever we can be of assistance. As your Marietta, GA veterinary clinic, we’re here to help!

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