It is good to get nice and near to your pet, whether it is by stepping up close or making use of the zoom. Make sure the whole display screen or viewfinder is filled with your pet. If you do this it will emphasize the most truly important thing in the photo. If you are not sure on the focusing distance for your camera, read your owner's manual. Animals normally love to play and run around, so it is only natural to take pictures of them doing whatever they really do best! Take some action pictures of your pet while it is enjoying things like running, leaping, begging, and bounding happily around. And be sure to take a lot of different shots to increase the odds of finishing up with the ideal pet photos. The fantastic thing about digital cameras is that you can shoot to your heart's content then look at them all later to decide which is best. Consider exhibiting your favorite photographs in picture frames that have a pet theme, which will increase the beauty of your pictures.
If you accomplish some planning ahead, it's not hard to capture some wonderful pet photos that will really bring out the best qualities in your pet.