Do you love photography?
For most of us with a camera and a pet in our house the case is quite clear. As we see animals are quite photogenic and can easily attract the photographer in you. You might have noticed those embracing pics of actors with their pets, well it in itself tells the whole story behind photography.
Apart from that, being a photographer, your relationship with your pet makes all those natural takes only a few clicks away.
Now for all who are interested in this genre, we know being a photographer demands a lot. If you start counting the basic principles which it requires, you may come to know that you need a whole lot of other skills apart from photography to excel in this zone. You have to take care of the source of lighting, controlling the camera and clicking your pet will make practising these tasks easy for you.
Some of the most common reasons of using your pet is that it is more available to you than other people. Also pet is an extremely perfect subject to start with in photography, cause dude no one’s going to judge. So have a look at why you should click your pets!!!
1. Camera Craft
For beginners and those interested in being a photographer, things like Aperture, ISO, and Shutter Speed are most important to practice. You can easily adjust and practice while working on a stationary subject but with a moving subject like your pet, you have to use your senses and react quickly. This kind of perfection will score you an advantage later.
2. Camera on hand
You would have noticed that any wildlife photographer always has his camera ready with him to capture the unique shot. So they advice people to be ready every time. Now this is quite cool but also very tough to carry a camera wherever you go. But by clicking your pet you already are on the right way as during long walks clicking your pet has its own charm.
To attain perfection one needs to be patient. Clicking a perfect pic of your pet won’t be that easy. Now maybe you become technically profound but it depends on the mood of the animal that whether he is going to give a perfect shot or not. Trained dogs are exception here but apart from them photographing other pets is hard.
So to get a perfect click you need to have patience. You have to be calm, composed and EverReady to get your shot. Also it’s better to click a natural pose than an artificial one. This kind of patience takes time to develop.
We all know that animals behave arbitrarily. But no need to be tensed as this will work wonders for you to practise and hone your skills. This unpredictability helps you to act in different situations quickly. This can include changing your camera accessories sub-consciously without taking too much time. The best thing with unpredictability is that it often leads to the most perfect click sometimes.
Now in photography it simply does not matter what the source of lighting is unless you know how to use it to its best. It takes time to master this and though most of us prefer a natural source but artists have proved time to time that artificial lighting has its own perks.
With a pet at your home, you can master the use of different sources of lighting and the perfect technique to capture it. You can take as much time to set-up and change things as you want to get the soul-filled shot.
Now some of us believe in not sharing their pics with pets but it simply is your choice. All what matters is what you are gaining from each session with your pet.
Conceivably you will feel that the more time you spend with your pet the more classy pics you can master on. It helps you master broad set of skills simultaneously.