Working with pets in photography can be quite a challenge.
In my opinion, one of the best approaches to take to this type of photography is to look at the subject as almost like working with a small child. Why? Well the obstacles you may face are often the same. Both children and pets move around a lot, have short attention spans and sometimes have difficult times when it comes to taking direction. Here are a few photography tips that might help.
Make sure you have a lot of light
If you have lots of light it will make it easier for you to shoot at a proper exposure level with a reasonable shutter speed. This will help to reduce blur if the pet moves quickly.
Having toys or something that can visually stimulate a pet or engage one of their other senses may help to keep the animal more focused which will help to make your job easier too.
Shoot fast and often
Because animals move frequently, shooting in burst mode or without attempting to adjust setting between shots will make in more likely that you will end up with some shots you like.
My dog Cinny.