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Perfect Pug Photos

Aug 14, 2008
Pet owners like to have photos of their pets, and Pug owners are no exception. Taking pictures of their Pug is something many Pug owners want to do, as they want to be able to share their cute pet with others. Their Pug can seem like a real part of their family, so having photos of them seems natural. But posing for the camera isn't a natural thing for the Pug! It can be frustrating to try to control the Pug's natural behavior, like their short attention span and curiosity about things.

The Pug likes to show off and act like a clown, but that doesn't necessary mean it will hold still or pose for the camera! But you don't need to give up and forget about photos, or pay expensive fees to a professional photographer.

It's natural to want to take pictures of all the cuteness. With some preparation ahead of time, the Pug owner will have much more of a chance of success. The natural traits of the Pug, like their short attention span, will have less of a chance of wrecking the photo session and frustrating the pet owner.

There are some things to keep in mind as you shoot photos of your Pug. One of the most important is the time and place you try to take the shots. If you will be outside, early morning or late afternoon will give you the best light, and have your Pug in front of something dark (foliage works well) if they are light and light if they are black (even a homemade backdrop will work). Be down at the Pug's level, not taking photos from above. And be in close, the better to hold his attention and get that primo shot with the cute expression on his face!

As for keeping your Pug attentive, you can try a toy that squeaks or some food, depending on what tends to get your Pugs attention but does not compel him to run over to you. It can be a good idea to have a friend around to help with your Pug while you are fiddling with your camera. Some Pugs can only take photo sessions in short, small doses. If that's the case with your Pug, so be it. Don't fight against it, as no one will win doing that. Just try again another time soon, again in a small chunk rather than a long session.

Getting good Pug pictures can be simple if you remember the basics. Choose your background wisely, so that your Pug will stand out and not just be swallowed up against it (use a dark background for light Pug, light background for dark Pug, neither color in front of anything too busy).

Be sure to put your pooch in front of the right coloring of background - a dark one for a light Pug, and a lighter one for a darker Pug - and not cluttered, but simple. You will probably want to have a helper on hand to entertain your Pug and keep him focused and alert while you're running the camera.

If your Pug doesn't do well with long photo sessions, keep them to a length your pup can handle, and have more than one if you need to. Work with the personality of your Pug, and you will have much better results.
About the Author
About the author: Jenny Donaldson is a passionate lover of the Pug and has a popular website that can teach you how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Pug. Among other topics there, you will find out more about Pug Pictures plus a whole lot more.
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