You Have Some Concerns

Do you have any of pet photography these concerns… your dog can't be off leash, you have multiple dogs, they are not trained and don’t listen. Click here to learn how we deal with all these issues and create beautiful images of your pets.

 

You Have Some Concerns

Maybe you think we can't photograph your dog because of various reasons.  You might see all these beautiful images we have in open areas and parks but your dog can't be off leash.  Perhaps you have multiple dogs and want to get them in one image together.  Alternatively your dog may not be trained at all and they don't listen to strangers or even you.  Don't worry we can still create beautiful images of your pets.  Keep reading to learn how we address each of these issues.

 
 

If Your Dog Can't be off leash

Most of the dogs we photograph are on leash and it is just edited out after.  That's all there is to it.  We don't want your dog running away so we use a leash and then use photoshop.  Just look at the image below.

 

You Have Multiple Dogs

We always use an assistant to help pose your dogs so our pet photographer can get the image even if there are 2-5 misbehaving dogs.  Sometimes we even have two assistants if there are multiple large dogs.  Once we get the dogs close to where we want them our photographer makes a strange sound and the dogs turn to look.  In that split second he clicks the shutter and captures the image.  Good thing he's fast because 1 second later all your dogs are walking away, or running and playing.  We only need a second for the image. 

 

We have various other techniques as well.  This includes having an assistant hold the dogs in the picture and then we edit the assistant out.   Sometime we photograph one dog at a time and Photoshop the group together.  On other occasions we need to do head swaps in Photoshop so it looks like all the dogs were looking.  See images below.

 Here Heather is holding the dogs in place

Here Heather is holding the dogs in place

 With some Photoshop work we removed Heather from the background

With some Photoshop work we removed Heather from the background


The dogs above did not get along so we photographed them individually and edited them together. See the final image below.

This image is made out of five different pictures

 

Your Dog is not trained

Perhaps your dogs doesn't sit on command or listen at all.   That's not a problem, we can get candid shots and get them standing in place by having them on a leash which is edited out after. Other times we can influence them to do things they have not done before.  We have toys and treats, and our pet handlers have worked with a variety of dogs.  In this case you will just have to trust we can get beautiful images, we always do.

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