Starter Pack for Dog Photographer Beginners

Xyra Gray | November 4, 2019 | 0

Selfies and even portraits of dogs are difficult to capture in camera, it takes patience, focus, and even a little treat to make them cooperate. We sometimes buy luxury dog beds that will complement their random poses. What should we do to make this work?

Don’t get too disappointed if your dog ignores you, give them time. Here’s the practical guide in helping you catch the best poses of your adorable dog.

  • Prepare everything in advance

Treat this photo session with your dog as a serious appointment because the outcome will show how well you planned and prepared for it. You want your dog to feel fancy even in pictures, therefore, set up everything from cameras, schedule, lights, theme, location, costumes, luxurious dog beds, props, and a little knick-knack to spice up the photoshoot.

  • Choose a theme

There are different types of themes that you can search on the internet, but if you want to make it more minimalist and raw, adding dog bow ties can step up the game. Any dog would look cute in a bow tie. You may also find costumes that are inlined with your location and theme, from Disney princesses’ costumes to superhero costumes – your dog would look cuter than ever. Check it out at Bitch New York

  • Find the best location

Location, location, location – this is one of the main focuses, ensuring that the surrounding goes with the theme and it’s far from distractions for dogs. May it be indoors or outdoors, find a spot where your dogs are at ease and having fun, you may spice it up with little props such as luxury dog beds, a bone toy, etc.

Below are the suggested locations


Dog Park





Open field and spaces


At home

Dog café


  • Prepare your camera

Is your camera important? For a starter, not really. You can use your phone’s camera. It will all boil down to how you take every candid moment of your dog. Also, slight photo editing will do to polish your dog’s images.

  • The right light

While outdoor photography has a huge advantage due to the natural lighting, you may also use remedies to make your indoor photography an Instagram-worthy one. Household lamps, bright flashlight are great remedies for better lighting indoors if you’re in a budget, but don’t use the phone’s installed flash as it won’t look good on the picture.

  • Treats’ impact

Get your dog’s attention! Either your dog is just at the park or even wearing dog dresses for weddings, you should always bring some treats to get their attention. You may also play with them to expose their joyfulness and sassiness.

  • Shutter-speed

Dogs love to play, jump, run and wag their tail. Believe it or not, at these moments you can see them smiling. But, how can you capture these joyous moments? – Shutter speed! Yes, though it may compromise its brightness you can still edit it out.

  • Polish it

As you’re done capturing every angle of your dog, polishing it is essential. You may use Adobe Photoshop in editing out your dog’s picture, and Viola! Your dog’s perfect portrait is in.

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