Tips to Make Fun Photos of Your Pets

By Gloson On January 19, 2009 Under Miscellaneous
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orange-garfieldIf you have been surfing my blog for a while, you probably saw my funny cats series. Those series are nice and fun to see. (Please don’t get distracted by the photo on the right, but he really looks like Garfield)

In this post, you are going to learn how to make creative and funny photos out of your pets, if you have one. Creative and funny photos of animals are fun to look at, especially kitties and doggies. And here’s how to make them.

Seize your opportunity

Occasionally, the scene may be unusual, fun, or funny. For example, the cat sleeping on your piano, in the cupboard, or even watching television… Don’t expect it to last forever! Grab your camera and snap it before the opportunity slips away! If you snapped a nice shot of it, you’re lucky.

Just snap it!

If you happen to see your pets playing, licking each other, chasing a string, just snap as frequently as you can. You will never know what photos you might get. Once, my cats were licking each other. I decided to take some photos. I snapped as frequent as I can. And here’s what I got.

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Orange: No one disturbs the almighty lion!
Lovely: Awww…Orange is stroking my face.
Lovely: I think I’ll lick him for that.
Orange: Oooh! Take it easy! Take it easy! I surrender!

Creative Captions

If you are creative, the captions you make would be more fun, funnier, or simply better. Which caption is better for the photo above?:

1. Lovely: Orange scratched my face! Time for revenge!

2. Orange: No one disturbs the almighty lion!
Lovely: Awww…Orange is stroking my face.
Lovely: I think I’ll lick him for that.
Orange: Oooh! Take it easy! Take it easy! I surrender!

The first caption is good, but the second one is better. But… what is it makes the second one better? The first caption is common. The second one is ‘out of the box’, which means it is not what you expect to be.

Creative captions also make ‘boring’ photos better. For example, these photos may not seem so special, without captions. So, I added some captions…and did a little ‘flipping’ with the photos.

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Blackie: Now, I’m Superman! Ouch! Don’t put your butt in my way, Snowy!

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Blackie: Or is it better to be Spiderman?

Now, the photo is right side up. This, too, doesn’t look too fun. But the fun caption made it better.

Doesn’t the creative captions make the photos more interesting? That’s the power of creativity!

Angle Matters

With your creativity, you could take a better picture even by changing the angle from where you snap. For example, you could snap a photo of your cat from the ground level, as if it were taken by an ant.

See eye to eye

If you are going to snap a photo of your pet, it is best if your pet faces the camera. Why? It is because the viewer would feel like the pets are interacting with them, which makes it more interesting.

Anyway, time for the next poll:

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Mark Salinas
    (1 comments)

    January 20, 2009
    12:44 am

    I like your blog! Good reading!

  2. kelly
    (16 comments)

    January 21, 2009
    10:56 pm

    Hi Gloson! You shld enjoy PhotoCrank.com which allows you to add Speech Bubbles and all sorts of interesting stuff onto your photo. Quite fun and it’s free.

  3. Melissa Skidmore Photography
    (1 comments)

    October 1, 2010
    8:04 am

    Funny yet effective tips. a lot of pictures that are in fact boring but adding captions that would catch a reader will focus on the picture. Taking animal photos can also be challenging, sometimes it takes an hour to get the best move or just a second and you’ll get a best shot.

    • Gloson
      (527 comments)

      October 1, 2010
      2:13 pm

      Thank you very much, Melissa. I agree with you! One effective caption can make the difference between a boring picture and an LOL :D picture. :)

  4. Jennifer
    (1 comments)

    October 22, 2010
    3:41 am

    Kelly thanks for the photocrank website tip. I never considered experimenting with the photo angle to jazz it up. Love the spiderman perspective.
    Jennifer´s last [type] ..Using a Pet Spy Camera to Monitor Your Dog or Cat

  5. Josh@Photo Booth Rental
    (1 comments)

    March 11, 2011
    7:24 am

    These photos are great. It always helps to have a creative imagination to come up with stuff like this on a daily basis.This is also a way to keep your mind sharp if you preform other creative tasks. Keep up the good work spidey.

  6. Peter@Own a racehorse
    (1 comments)

    September 7, 2011
    1:33 pm

    Great tips. I have made some quality photos thanks to your advice. Who ever thought i could get so much entertainment out funny pictures of my pets, not me.

  7. Sheila@Eukanuba
    (1 comments)

    September 7, 2011
    1:37 pm

    haha found this post pretty funny. If i ever get bored enough ill definitely use your tips to entertain myself. My pets already look stupid enough as it is anyway so i probably don’t need to go much past just taking the photo haha

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