Its Easy Taking Havanese Pictures

By: Fionakelly
All dogs are stars - but you can prove your Havanese is with clear, interesting Havanese pictures. You needn't take your Havanese to a professional photographer in order to get great photos. If you have patience, film and a 35 mm camera (digital or traditional), you and your Havanese are ready to rock. Taking great Havanese pictures is just like teaching your dog a simple command like lay down or stay - patience, treats and a sense of humor.

Since your Havanese is a rare breed, that unfortunately makes him or her a target for dog thieves. And, being mischievous, Havanese can suddenly decide their yard isn't big enough and decide to take a stroll around town.

One of the best ways to assure that your lost Havanese comes back to you (besides a collar and microchipping) is to always have current pictures on had, taken every six months at least. So protect your pet, get great photos to show off and have fun with your dog in taking Havanese pictures.

You need to get clear images of your dog's body (both sides) and head every six months in case your dog gets lost and the police need some identifying photos. You are best off using a 35mm camera - even a disposable one gives great Havanese photos. An instant camera just can't capture the details and gives your dog "demon eyes". After you get some good portraits, then you can get crazy.

What color is your dog? Have the background be a contrasting color, to make your dog stand out better. Have lighting behind you, but use a flash is the camera tells you to. Be ready to take lots of pictures - maybe even a whole roll a session, in order to get that perfect shot. This is what professionals do. You can't get away from it. With practice, your dog will know more of what to expect and there will be less "wasted" shots.

Make camera time a fun, rewarding time for your dog and he or she will be a joy to photograph. Use a happy voice, have plenty or treats or a special toy on hand as a reward afterwards, and never get cross or hit the dog. Most Havanese get the gist of getting their picture taken within a few short sessions. If you can make the first photographic sessions less than fifteen minutes a time, this will help keep your Havanese's attention.

Get the dog looking at you with a squeaky toy or calling the dog's name. In some cases, this can backfire as the dog will instantly leap over to you. In that case, try for the dog to look at one side. Have your helper shake a toy or somehow get the dog's attention.

When they look, snap away! Make sure lighting is behind you (not behind the dog) and that you are at least two feet away from the dog. With practice and persistence, you will soon have great snapshots to show off.
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