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Best Practices For Taking Golden Retriever Pictures

Aug 19, 2008
You don't have to hire a professional photographer to get professional looking Golden Retriever pictures. You could use a costly 35 mm. SLR camera or a disposable 35 mm camera from the grocery store to take pictures of your Golden Retriever, but a digital camera works even better because it gives you the option of deleting your bad shots instead of paying to have them processed and printed. With digital cameras, you get instant results. Digital cameras are greener than disposable cameras. Processing film from disposable cameras consumes water and uses chemicals that harm the environment.

We all know that taking pictures of a pet can be problematic. You have to get your Golden Retriever to sit still, pose and look into the camera. There are lighting and backdrop issues to deal with, and you need to be sure you're shooting at eye level with your dog. Here you'll find all the tips and tricks you need to solve these problems and get you started taking fabulous pictures of your Golden Retriever.

Prepare in advance for your Golden Retriever photo session. Before you start taking your Golden Retriever pictures, make a list of all the equipment you'll need. Make sure you put a fresh memory card in your camera with plenty of storage capacity so you don't get an annoying card full message when your Golden Retriever finally strikes that perfect pose. Start with fresh batteries.

Choose a setting for your pictures. Indoors, make sure there is plenty of light shining on your Golden Retriever, and arrange any backdrops you will need so you can grab them quickly between shots. If you are taking pictures outdoors, secure the area for your Golden Retriever's safety. A fenced back yard makes a great outdoor setting.

When you're trying to take great pictures of your Golden Retriever, you can't also be the one who stages the dog poses the dog, chases the dog, grooms the dog, lights the dog - see what I mean?. Ask a friend who likes your Golden Retriever, and whom your dog likes, to act as your assistant. After the photo session is over, give your helper a framed print of one of your Golden Retriever photos as a thank-you gift.

Your choice of background can make or break your Golden Retriever pictures, so put plenty of thought into your backgrounds. Cloth backdrops should be matte, not shiny. You might want to use a chromatic green backdrop. With a chromatic green backdrop, your background disappears in digital images, and you can place your Golden Retriever into any backdrop you can find. You can add surf, turf or snow to your picture without every going to the beach, the park or the mountains.

Another way to have a spectacular background in your Golden Retriever pictures is to use a chromatic green backdrop. With a chromatic green backdrop, your background disappears digitally, and you can insert your Golden Retriever into virtually any backdrop you can find. You can add surf, turf or snow to your picture without every going to the beach, the park or the mountains.

You should always photograph your dog from your dog's eye level, not your eye level. You may need to get on the floor or sit on a chair to be on the same level as your golden Retriever. These helpful tips will help you get the very best pictures of your Golden Retriever.
About the Author
Carol Matthews is an avid lover of the Golden Retriever and owns a popular website where you'll discover how to have a happy, healthy and well behaved Golden Retriever . Among other topics at this website, you can also learn all about Golden Retriever Photography plus a whole lot more.
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