Las Vegas is a stunning place all on its own, but with the work of one photographer even the mundane shines with character. Matthew David Parker has found that all of his senses were captivated by this wild city, and in his photos, one might swear that more than sight is triggered. Recognition has besought this poignant artist, and it is due to him.
Matthew David Parker‘s photography experience doesn’t end with city attractions. He is well-rounded with capturing all of life. Here are some of his tips on taking pictures of man’s best friend.
1. Pay Your Pooch
First and foremost, you want your dog to be in good spirits during the shoot and willing to listen. The best way to do this is to make sure that he or she knows you have treats and are ready to give them out freely. Keep your hand full of treats and near your camera. He or she will be looking up at you with eager anticipation.
2. Have Your Hound Grinning
If you take your pup for a run before the photos, you can count on them panting and looking up at you with a grin. What dog doesn’t love a run with their master? While engaged in this look, aim and shoot. Some dogs may need a longer run to make this look possible. If you’re not getting the desired response, go ahead and run them again. You may want to get these shots and the end of your session, because it just might wear you out.
3. Use Colorful Props and Setting
By using colorful backgrounds, blankets and toys, your pal will look more captivating and precious. It’s also a fun way to brighten up the photo. Grab some new toys from the store that are colorful and bright. This is a double whammy. You get some adorable photos, and your little buddy gets a new play thing.
4. Candid Canine
You can get great candid pictures of your pup with sneak attack, zoom or a camera extender. Sneak attack is the more difficult because dogs have a sharp sense of hearing. Take off your shoes and move in. Be sure to keep your camera close to your face. The second way is too simply use your zoom, and from a distance you can get some great photos of your pup in motion. The third way is by using a camera extender. This is great for peaking around corners, over fences and under tables.
Taking great shots of your dog can be a good experience and worthwhile. Take advantage of some of these tips from Matthew David Parker, and watch the magic unfold.