Let's just cut to the chase: dogs are hams. Absolute hammy hams that literally want to kiss the camera they love it so much. Unconcerned with appearances, generally happy with life, and thrilled to be the center of attention -- there's every chance that dogs are the perfect models.
But even the most successful supermodels still need to prep before a shoot, and your dog is no different. Whether your pup is a newbie or a veteran in front of the lens, the following tips will help ensure that your upcoming shoot goes as smoothly as possible:
When I picked up my first DSLR, I was 27, working in the non-creative side of advertising, and I had no idea what I was doing. All I really wanted to do was capture some better-than-iPhone shots of the work I’d done in my new house. So, I borrowed a Canon 60D from the tech desk at my then-agency, and went to town.
That was about a year ago. I’m still working in the non-creative side of advertising, but I’ve gained a massive amount of confidence behind the lens that I didn’t have even 10 months ago. And I credit a lot of that to the meet-up group I joined shortly after my first couple of sessions behind a DSLR.
The Richmond Photography Meetup Group has a home on meetup.com, and its membership is comprised of people from all sides of the industry, from pro to “what does this thing do?"