Photographing animals can be tricky because it is tough for them to be still. The pressure mounts even higher when you have to transport them to a remote location for a photo session. They can get irritated and fatigued in the process, so you have to ensure that you do it right. Some of the advice when transporting them include:
Keep Them in Their Cages
If you are doing the transportation yourself, it is advisable for the animals to be in their cages during the journey so that they do not get anxious and keep moving around the vehicle. If they have never travelled anywhere before, it is advisable to get them used to it a few days before the trip by putting them in cages and driving around the block so that they get used to it. You should, however, take regular stops and have them stretch around to break the monotony of being in a car for long.
Ensure They Are Well Fed
This is important, especially if the trip is long. You do not want to arrive for a photo shoot with a hungry animal that is growling and smelling everything seeking for food. You should also give them enough water so that they are not dehydrated. To make them more comfortable, carry their favourite treat or toy so that they do not get bored during the journey.
Resist the Urge to Medicate Them
Do not give your animals sleeping medication, hoping that it will calm them down during the travels. A medicated dog can quickly turn into a medical emergency since medication and motion do not go very well for pets. Besides, it will definitely affect the shoot as they will arrive for the photo session feeling tired and drowsy and may become agitated when cameras start flashing lights on their faces.