Tips on Pet Photography

Just scrolling through cute pet photos on social media can light up your mood. Pets are beautiful and playful; capturing them in their natural habitat is a skill. You can always use an app to remove background to help you finesses your pet photographs. 

Pet photography requires some tips and tricks on how to edit cool pictures of your pet and they are

1. Good camera

Smartphones come with decent cameras that capture high-resolution snapshots. Snapshots taken on the phone are easier to post on social media. Effects and filters can be added from the phone apps to make the picture more colorful. Apps also come with guides on how to edit pictures.

2. Costumes and props

Costumes increase attention to your photos. Make sure that your pet is comfortable with the costume to get an impeccable photo. Props can also be used. Something like a cat cuddling with its stuffed animal brings to the photo. You can also add up a black background for classic portraits.

3. Lighting

Natural light is the best to prevent your pet from being confused. The best time to take natural light photos is shortly after sunrise or before sunset. Cloudy days also give a pleasing glow to photos. If you opt for studio light, the bright, gentle light option will help create more pleasing portraits. 

4. Fast shutter speed

Pets can be easily distracted. Getting the right photo requires a camera that offers a fast shutter speed to freeze action. Burst mode is also a convenient feature that will help you take many pictures within seconds.

5. Comfortable environment

Pet photography captures the personality of the pet. A place common to the pet is more suitable for photos. The pet will be comfortable and you will be able to capture its habits.

Enhancing the picture is a fun and easy part. However, you have to shun over-enhancing the photo. Make use of the auto-enhance tool before fine-tuning the edits.

6. Cropping and framing

The arrangement of the photo should be considered when cropping and framing the photo. Try the different cropping options to see which one fits the photo.

Do not make the crop too tight, leave some room for negative space

7. Adjust contrast and highlights

The lack of visual detail in a photo brings contrast. You can adjust the shadow areas by adding more light.

Highlights on the other hand are overexposure to light. Details can be lost in overexposure. Highlight modifications can correct the issue.

The right equilibrium of contrast and highlights can enhance more depth and dimension of your photo.

8. Color tone

A picture will look more realistic with the right gradient. Photos taken in a shade should have a cool temperature, while photos taken in the sun should have a warm temperature.

The concentration of colors affects how bright or muted the photo will appear. White balance forms a decent basis for the rest of your edits. If it is not tunned it can throw off other tonal modifications and leave you with unbalanced color casts.

9. Balance vignettes

These are shadowy framings found at the margins of a picture. They attract attention to the center of a picture. Heavy vignettes are not advisable since they affect the overall beauty of the photo by making it look like it is surrounded by dark depressing clouds.


Pet photography involves skill. Smartphones such as apple products have made it possible to have high-performance cameras on phones. Pet photography involves a learning process. Mastering how to shoot well and adopt various settings is good. You can use these tips in your pet photography.

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