Taking Great Photos of Your Guinea Pig – Tips From A Professional Photographer
- a safe location, such as a sturdy table, bed, or even the floor
- digital camera
- lighting, or good natural light
- remote release (optional)
- props (optional)
- treats (usually not optional)
1) Pick out props if you want, such as tiny hats, toys, flowers, etc.
1) Have your shooting space prepped in advance so you can take the shots as quickly as possible, or your models might get bored and want to wander away!
3) Bring in the guinea pigs! Adjust props, if necessary. The guinea pigs will likely instinctively stay still for at least a few moments; a special treat will encourage them to stay in place longer.
4) Get down to the guinea pig’s eye level.
5) Adjust the camera so that your guinea pig fills the frame.
6) Move around as you take pictures to get a variety of angles. Make silly noises or rustle a treat bag if that gets the guinea pig to look at you.
7) Praise your piggies for being such wonderful models, and reward them with an extra treat!
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