Pawsitive results for your next pet photo
Photo credit: Jason Krygier-Baum
(NC) — Pets are an important part of our lives, so it only makes sense to include their furry faces in holiday portraits, especially those shared with friends and family. To make sure you produce the best photo of your four legged friend this season, Purina is partnering with pet photographer Jason Krygier-Baum to share his top five tips on how to capture your cuddly cat or playful pooch at their holiday best:
Know your pet: Photos turn out best if you stop to think about your subject, and brainstorm ways to highlight your pet's special characteristics. For example, if your dog has a happy disposition, think of a way to put a smile on his face. If your cat has a long coat, then find a way to show it off.
Pretty up with a little lighting: Pets look and react best to photos taken with natural light. Instead of using a flash, go outside or to a room well lit by a large window.Location, location, location: Choose a location where your pet feels at ease, and that makes a nice backdrop. Whether it's outdoors in a winter wonderland, or in a room accented with festive décor, be sure that the setting doesn't have too many distracting visual elements that will draw attention away from the subject in the photo.
Get low: Lower yourself to your animal's level by sitting, kneeling, or lying on the ground. The perspective of the photos is better, and your images will look more dynamic.
Have fun: Taking photos of animals is not easy, so be patient and try to have a good sense of humour. The more fun you have, the better your photos will turn out.
Now that you know how to snap the perfect photo, why not give your furry friend a chance at their 15-minutes of fame? To celebrate the holiday season Canadians are invited to submit their favourite pet photos to www.wonderfurwinter.ca. The dogs and cats with the most votes at the end of the contest have a chance to be featured on the Purina Wonderfur Winter holiday treats package next year.
Word count: 365
Articles are provided free of charge. Articles appearing on web sites, must credit www.newscanada.com. Articles appearing in Print, must credit News Canada with (NC) at beginning of an article or – News Canada at the end. Any source/sponsor of the information quoted in the text must also be identified as presented. Images are only to be used with corresponding editorial copy. Usage of News Canada articles constitutes your acceptance of these terms and an agreement between you and News Canada.
Image Instructions - Note: Illegal to use without News Canada editorial.
To open/download image(s) used in this article, please click the following links:Click here for image file: «78888H.jpg»