Tip #1: Get Down!
“Too many people shoot photos of their dog or cat looking up at them. The poor thing usually looks trapped. The key is to get down at their level. Lie on the ground if you have to.”
That’s some down and dirty advice from Chicago pet photographer Rhonda Holcomb. That’s her dog Gracie above, posing oh so gracefully.
Tip #2: Holcomb says don’t waste your time and money with a big fancy camera.
“The best pet shots I’ve ever seen were taken with smartphones. The cameras are so good now – they’re going to put me out of business.”
Looking for a new phone with a camera worthy of your best friend? You might want to focus in on the DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola.
In addition to its all-day battery, eye-popping display, and dog slobber-proof KEVLAR® coating, the RAZR MAXX sports an excellent camera.
The camera features an 8 MP sensor, 8x digital zoom, image stabilizer, auto focus, in-camera editing tools, and 720p HD video.
Tip #3: Be ready for action.
“The best shots of pets are when they’re caught doing something,” says Holcomb.
Fortunately, the RAZR MAXX has a tool for capturing pet action: multi-shot mode. When it’s activated, press the “take photo” button and RAZR MAXX takes a series of six quick shots all in a row. That way you’re sure to get the absolute perfect shot of Buddy with his head in the garbage can.