When it comes to dog photos, there are two ways to go: find an awesome dog photographer and then take some photos with him.
It’s all about the lighting.
“I know I’ve got to look like I have an air conditioner on,” said Kiki, a 6-month-old Labrador Retriever mix who lives in New York City.
Kiki loves to wear a hoodie and a collar.
But she says it’s a bad idea to dress her like she’s a tourist and leave her on the street.
Instead, she likes to pose in front of her camera, leaning against a window, while wearing a collar and a hood.
Aerial photography can be great for that too.
“It helps with the contrast,” said Lisa, a 2-year-old French bulldog mix.
Lisa loves her collars, but she also prefers to pose with her face covered.
If it’s raining or snowing, she says she’s happy to go out on the streets with her dog and get a few photos with the camera.
But not everyone’s a fan of the “face-down” dog.
The most popular pose for dogs is the one that shows the dog’s face, but that can be difficult to capture when dogs have little to no muscles.
Some people, like Lisa, have to do a lot of thinking to figure out what pose will look best.
She has been shooting photos of her dog, Toni, in the past year and a half.
“She is always in the mood to get her picture taken,” Lisa said.
Toni loves to play with her toys and loves to sit on her crate with her mom.
In one of her photos, Tona, a 10-month old Labrador Retrievers mix, walks over to a neighbor’s dog.
The neighbor’s son, Chris, said it’s very unusual for a dog to pose for photos with a person.
“We’ve seen it happen before,” Chris said.
Chris is a professional photographer who says he’s never had a dog pose for him.
Chris also said he usually poses for his dog on the patio.
He says that because the dog is sitting on his dog crate, the owner has to sit with the dog.
Chris said the dog can get frustrated if the owner isn’t there.
“You want to sit there and just enjoy the dog, but when they come in and try to get some attention, they’ll try to bite,” Chris explained.
Lisa also loves to take photos with her puppy, Jax, in her favorite spot.
She says she likes the way Jax is always smiling.
“He loves being with his mom and being a good dog,” Lisa explained.
Jax loves to do tricks and sometimes the mom will take him on a walk.
The most interesting aspect of shooting dogs with a camera is that you don’t have to get close to them to get a good shot.
“I’ll just sit right in front,” Lisa says.
“I’ll be able to get the shot in one take.”