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Old September 10th, 2007, 12:27 AM
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A couple of pet photo tips

I found this today I thought the first was real cute, never tried it though

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Ever wonder how the pros get those adorable pictures of dogs and cats nuzzling for ads and commercials? It's easy to get your pet to kiss your kid for a picture using an old trick of the pros.

The trick: a dab of butter or margarine in just the right spot. You can't see it, but your pet can smell it and won't be able to wait to lick it off your child's cheek.

Another trick: To get your dog's attention for a picture, rattle keys or squish a squeaky toy. If you're looking for that super-alert look, throw the toy in the direction you want your dog to look. That's what dog-show photographers do.

Digital photography makes it easy to get great pictures. You can take hundreds of pictures and print just the best without going broke on film or developing costs.
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Old September 10th, 2007, 07:57 PM
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Ah-haaaaaaaa the old butter on the cheek trick eh? Very sneaky...

Thanks Growler ~ I'm going to try the key thing with Declan ~ I rarely get him to look at me (unless I have a leash or a bowl of food in my hand that is).
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Old December 13th, 2007, 11:55 AM
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lemon juice

I've always heard that to keep dogs from panting, put bit lemon juice on their gums or lips. They suck on it causing mouth to be closed. neat, huh?
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Old December 13th, 2007, 01:09 PM
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Learn to use your camera without looking through the viewfinder.

I shoot a lot of pictures by walking along and holding it down at the knees, pointing in the general direction with auto focus and blazing away.

Hence, something different like this:



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Old December 13th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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no viefinder?

I guess you're not a photographer.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 02:10 PM
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I guess you're not a photographer.
Nice, well-reasoned addition to the conversation. Congratulations.

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Old December 13th, 2007, 02:26 PM
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I guess you're not a photographer.
I think you should have a look a Ricks pics in some previous posts before you say something like that.

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Old January 28th, 2009, 10:21 AM
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I shoot a lot of pictures by walking along and holding it down at the knees, pointing in the general direction with auto focus and blazing away.
I do this all the time...I often set my camera to multiple shots (fast shutter release, multiple photos per second) and hold it down in the general area of where I want the shot from. If I take enough, one is bound to be what I wanted! This works well to avoid having to lay in the snow (not fun!) or mud or whatever when you want a shot from down low (among many other situations).

Honestly...anyone who doesn't do that doesn't seem like a photographer to me. Photography is art, it's all about experimenting and doing new things. There no such thing as an incorrect "method" of photographing something...if it turns out well and you like it, it's a great shot!

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I shall try to the butter and the lemon juice trick next time

usually keys work great until they get bored of it.

bringing their favourite toy helps too. but at the end of the day, nothing gets their attention like treats!
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