9 creative photo ideas to try in August

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet

Although you can take perfectly decent ‘straight’ portraits of cats and dogs, if you make the effort to see things from their point of view you’ll often be rewarded with a much more entertaining record of their furry little lives.

Edinburgh-based street photographer Lesley Ann Ercolano’s alternative take on pet photography is currently the talk of the internet town.

So what advice would she offer to photographers who want to try a candid approach with their animal pictures?

“The most important thing that forms the basis of captivating pet photography is to create a story, something that will grab the viewer’s imagination.

“Take a step backwards when you shoot, leaving some room for a possible scene to develop, and try to think outside the box. Also, don’t be afraid to experiment with composition.”

Get started today…
* Shoot hand-held to enable you to move easily and reframe shots quickly.
* Drop to your knees or lie prone to get an animal’s eye level view.
* Use continuous autofocus and drive to capture active subjects.
* Increase the ISO to give you fast shutter speeds – this helps you freeze the movement of the animal and reduce the chances of blurred photos through camera shake.

Creative Photo Ideas for August: 01 Shoot low-flying aircraft
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 02 Shoot a day in the life of your pet
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 03 Shoot a dramatic portrait
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 04 Shoot a micro landscape
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 05 Shoot an abstract reflection
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 06 Shoot from the hip
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 07 Shoot the shadows
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 08 Shoot your own point of view
Creative Photo Ideas for August: 09 Shoot a multiple-exposure landscape

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