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Pet Photo Tips for Great Photo Cards

Taking a picture of your pet can be tricky, but sending out pet photo cards is too much fun to let yourself get discouraged. Here are a few tricks and ideas on how to get the best shot of your furry friend.

  1. Be prepared and patient. Bring treats and toys with you to help command and keep your pet's attention. It might be frustrating to keep your patience, but patience is the key to getting a great shot. The good thing about digital cameras is that you can take several shots, and the more you take, the more you'll be able to choose from later.
  2. Get down to their level. You might have to sit or lie down to take the photo at their eye level, but the beautiful results you'll get will be worth it.
  3. Let them be the center of attention. Photos look better when they are filled with only your subject. Get close to your pet, or use the zoom function on your camera to let them fill the frame. To avoid distracting background noise, photograph them outside or in a clutter-free part of your house.
  4. Minimize red eye. Red eye is often an issue with photographing pets because their eyes are so large and dark. To prevent red eye, use natural light or turn off the flash function on your camera.
  5. Persevere. The more you snap away, the more likely you'll be to capture that perfect shot—the one you'll want on all your photo cards for everyone to see your furry friend's cuteness!
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