When taking photos of your pets, get as close as possible, with the pet filling the frame. Try to take accurate shots of the eyes, as the eyes bring out the personality! You may want to have someone providing assistance.
Allow time for your pet to relax and don't rush the photo session as pets quickly pick up on anxiety. Outdoor photography is best when possible but flash photography is acceptable. Take photos at eye level, placing your pet on a table or deck if necessary. A slight turn of the head often makes a more interesting shot. If you want your portrait to only feature your pet’s head, make sure your photo does also.
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