Photo Techniques Animals : Pets (Dogs and Cats)

3 What to keep in mind when taking photos indoors

Taking photos against the lightTaking a group photo
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Taking photos against the light

When inside a room during the day, it's ideal to take photographs with front lighting, where the photographer's back is against the window. However, if you're trying to take photos of cats and dogs in natural positions, sometimes taking photos with backlighting is unavoidable. When taking photos against the light, be sure to use positive compensation. You'll be able to see the fluffiness of your pet's fur in the photo, so give it a try.

* The sample photo is shot by multi exposure metering.
* Refer to the following website for information on front
  lighting and backlighting.
http://www.ricoh.com/r_dc/photostyle/take/landscape/

Exposure compensation: +0.3Exposure compensation: +1.3Display side by side

Almost but not quiteNo overlapping with all three  dogs looking at the camera : Recommend

Taking a group photo

When taking a group photo of dogs or cats, it's important for the photographer to pick a suitable position and quickly take the photo. Make sure to watch out for the colors and overlapping of bodies. In order to get the dogs to look at the camera, have someone who's commands the dogs will listen to stand behind the camera. In this case, the person in charge of getting the dogs' attention should use the LCD monitor to check whether the dogs are looking at the camera and move the positions of the dogs' faces and bodies accordingly.

Almost but not quiteNo overlapping with all three  dogs looking at the camera : RecommendDisplay side by side: Recommend
Taking photos against the lightTaking a group photo

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