Pets

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Pets

  1. 1. Photographing Pets
  2. 2. Pet Portraits <ul><li>Pets are part of our families </li></ul><ul><li>Pets can be the best subjects for photos because they are not shy and are always themselves </li></ul>
  3. 3. Pet Portraits <ul><li>Taking pictures of a favorite pet is more than just an act of love and affection. It gives you the opportunity to study animal behavior, particularly their interaction with humans. </li></ul><ul><li>The trick is to understand when a pet is ready for its picture to be taken and to learn how to create an environment that encourages obedience and good behavior.(if that exists) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Shoot Faces at Eye Level and Get Close <ul><li>Raise the camera up to the subject’s eye level and get close. </li></ul><ul><li>Stoop to be at eye level position. </li></ul><ul><li>Lay down on the floor to get at eye level. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Turn the Camera Vertically <ul><li>Hold the camera vertically to get the best angles for close-ups of faces. </li></ul><ul><li>Horizontal camera position looks better for a group or full body. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Capture the Eyes <ul><li>Eyes tell the story. </li></ul><ul><li>Eyes capture expression. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Take Candid Photos <ul><li>Shoot photos when pets are not looking directly at you. </li></ul><ul><li>Learn pet habits, be ready and photograph pets in act of doing something funny. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Watch Out For Background Objects Sticking Out of Heads <ul><li>Pay attention to what’s in the background. There’s nothing more distracting that a foreign object sticking out of your pet’s head. </li></ul><ul><li>Take a second and glance at things in the background, maybe you want to add something you like into the background. </li></ul><ul><li>Think about a special background for your pet shot. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Pet Portraits Project- Due on Friday, Dec.21, 2007 <ul><li>Shoot one roll </li></ul><ul><li>Print a contact sheet and 2 prints </li></ul><ul><li>Print 1 5” X 7” enlargement for a gift or for yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Pay attention to keeping dust and scratches off your negatives </li></ul>
  10. 10. Resources <ul><li>http://www.adobe.com/education/digkids/lessons/petphotos.html , Adobe Digital Kids Club </li></ul><ul><li>Flickr.com, BidWiya-flickr.com, , Elkay 724-flickr.com, by Carla Soares-flickr.com, www.portraitsbykirklamb.com , ~Leesa's photos-flicr.com, jan2eke-flickr.com </li></ul>
  11. 11. Any Questions?

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