“Feed me!!!” That’s pretty the major demand to give into when it comes to photographing dogs–and specifically puppies. It can be even tougher when you’re working with one that has lots of energy; but the folks over at Weekly Imogen have a couple of really good and interesting solutions beyond just giving the pup lots of treats.
In the video, they emphasize trying to take better a Puppy Portrait by using natural light; so it obviously starts out with a giant window of some sort offering diffused lighting on the pup. But beyond using treats or some way to get the dog’s attention, Mark and Emma do something that isn’t quite apparent but makes all the difference. They place the puppy on a high table with little room for the dog to move about. Puppies are afraid of heights and so they emphasize being safe and careful to ensure hat the dog doesn’t get hurt in any way but the fact that the dog is so high up and on a small space means that they won’t move about.