Taking picture perfect photos of your Bichon Frise
may just be easier than you think. You may discover
your pet’s hidden talents as a model if he/she is
pretty well trained and you use some of these tips.
With a few dog treats, a clicker and a little
practice you can be well on your way to creating
some great photos.
Click it! Use a clicker (children’s toy)
to get your Bichon Frise’s attention. Make sure the
dog doesn’t see it but only hears the clicker (hide
it behind your back). Click it! (The clicker) When
your doggy looks to see where the sound is coming
from he/she will be looking directly at the camera
with his ears perked up. Click it! (The camera) This
shot should capture your pet looking more focused
and alert and less submissive.
Say Cheese! Use your Bichon Frise’s
favorite treats to reward him/her for cooperating
and being such a good model.
Have Fun! Make your photo shoots fun. Play
some favorite games with your Bichon first before
enticing him to pose.
Stay! For a family photo train your Bichon
to lie down in front of the family.
Frame it! Frame picture by zooming in on
subject/subjects and avoid centering your pet in the
“Less is more”. Simplicity is the key when
choosing a background. Busy or overly distracting
backgrounds can interfere with the look you’re
after. Go for even looking foreground and
backgrounds. Keep an eye out for surroundings and
color that may complement or enhance the mood of the
Dark Shadows! To avoid heavy shadows don’t
photograph your pet too close to walls (especially
when using a flash).
Ready, aim, shoot! Keep your camera ready
to shoot with enough memory storage or batteries and
close at hand in a familiar spot so that you’re not
wasting time hunting for it. This way you can be
ready for candid shots when they ‘happen’.
Practice makes perfect! The more pictures
you take the better you’ll get and the more
comfortable your Bichon Frise will get around the
Glowing eyes? Correct with pens to use on
prints or with a digital camera correct the problem
using software on your computer. Avoid red eye by
turning off flash attachment or covering with
electrical tape or reposition flash on side or above
“A picture is worth a thousand words”. Relax
and have fun. Chances are if you are having fun then
your Bichon Frise is too and it will show in your