One of Barkpost's favorite photographers, Elias Weiss Friedman, is coming out with a book! He shared with us his Ten Commandments of dog photography, tips you can use for yourself to take the best pictures of your pup. You'll find these insights (and hundreds more amazing dog portraits) in The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1000 Dogs. Get a head start on the Christmas rush and pre-order your copy at the link below.
1. Establish basic trust between yourself and the dog. Let the dog smell you.
2. Get down to the dog's level.
3. Have something the dog wants, like a treat or a toy.
4. Move that thing around the lens.
5. Learn to bark and make strange noises to get different facial expressions.
6. Underexpose for black dogs.
7. Have patience. Every dog is different and some may require more time.
8. Practice, practice, practice. I still learn something new every day.
9. Don't wear anything you would't want a dog toenail to go through.
10. Reward a dog's efforts with a pet or a treat.
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