Festive, furry fun! Christmas pet photography tips and tricks

a golden retriever wearing a christmas hat
(Image credit: Beth Nicholls)

Do you love taking photos of your furry best friend, but can't quite seem to keep them interested long enough to snap the winning shot? This guide will help with tips and tricks on shooting camera-shy pets and how to make them feel at ease in front of the lens this festive season.

Almost all of us have at some point gotten the urge to dress up our pets for Christmas, and while this can be a fun way to create memories and share photos with the family, not every animal is comfortable having their picture taken or wearing a jumper. It's very important that you have a bond with your pet to recognize when they are becoming uncomfortable and when to call it quits.

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.