1956 Kodak Commercial Teaches You How to Take Photos of Your Dog

Pro Tip: Get a dog's attention by putting a treat on top of your camera lens. More about that here.

Pro Tip: Get a dog’s attention by putting a treat on top of your camera lens. More about that here.

Taking photos of your dog isn’t just a big thing today, but it was all the rage even years ago. Back in 1956, Kodak created a television commercial showcasing how to take better photos of man’s best friend. They state that dogs have personalities all their own, and to just go in for candid photos as you let the dog be its natural self. But what they also state is that you should bring in someone that the dog knows or use a treat, ball or bone.

The commercial features a mother using an old Kodak Brownie–a camera designed essentially for the lay person that knew little to nothing about photography. They also use an old school flash gun and bulb that requires the bulbs to be changed after every shot.

If you’re a German Shepherd fan, you’ll want to continue on past the jump. But if you want to take better dog photos, you’ll probably want to check out this old Useful Photography Tip.