Taking photos of pets for your website should be taken as seriously as one would when working with human models. It is a skill which undoubtedly needs to be perfected if you want more people to come to the site. Some tips for pet photography in a studio are as follows.
Pets can sense when you are anxious, and it dampens their moods. When they smell panic and fear, they are likely to react by being agitated or extremely docile. These reactions will definitely give you horrible photos of scared dogs. Be calm, and if your pets are showing anxiety, pet them and reassure them, before you start snapping away. Do not bark many orders to your pets as it will confuse them.
Practise Before Getting the Final Photos
It takes a while for pets to get used to new environments. You should first get them acquainted by taking them to the studio a few times before you settle on starting the final shooting. This gives them some time to get used to the environment. Also, to prevent frustrations, have the right digital camera and a variety of lenses to allow different shots. You do not have to keep moving around the studio with the right equipment.
Ensure the Lighting is Right
The best lighting is always natural light. If you can, open the windows in your studio and have as much natural light as possible. If you are using artificial light, your subject should be well lit by having spotlights and reflective lights properly positioned to give the best images.
Motivate Your Pet
Sitting in a studio for long periods can be tedious even for pets. The lighting and moving around can make the pets irritable. To avoid this, you should motivate them. If you are working with dogs or cats, give them treats and toys in between the shooting sessions. Have regular breaks so that they do not get overwhelmed.