Scrapbook Your Animal Friends

Tips for capturing your favorite animals at their best.

| September/October 2010

  • I Was Here First!
    I was here first!: It’s important to capture your subject’s personality.
    Linda Rountree Grove
  • Meet Molly
    Meet Molly: By taking the photo at an upward angle, it projects strength and importance in your subject.
    Linda Rountree Grove
  • Molly's Hobbies
    Molly’s Hobbies: Pay attention to the background when photographing your subject, so the background doesn’t distract the viewer’s attention from the subject.
    Linda Rountree Grove
  • Shake a Tail Feather
    Shake a Tail Feather: Use the sports mode of your camera to capture your subject in action.
    Linda Rountree Grove
  • Layer Mash
    Layer Mash: Close-up shots make great photos for any scrapbook.
    Linda Rountree Grove

  • I Was Here First!
  • Meet Molly
  • Molly's Hobbies
  • Shake a Tail Feather
  • Layer Mash

I enjoy photographing the special things in my life, then turning those photos into beautiful scrapbooks. However, when it comes to photographing my farm animal friends, it can be a challenge. It seems my feathered and furry friends have short attention spans.

So, you ask, how can you get the camera to capture that special something that truly conveys your animal’s unique personality?

Well, first let me say that you don’t have to be a professional photographer to take great animal photos. You also don’t have to go out and buy an expensive camera. A basic camera with no frills works just fine because, with the animals’ short attention span, you’re not going to have time to fiddle with all the bells and whistles of a fancy, high-dollar camera anyway.

Following are five tips to consider when taking animal photos so you can get the best shots possible. Employing one or more of these techniques when photographing your animal friends can make the difference between an average shot and one that captures your animal’s unique personality.



The bond that develops between humans and animals deserves to be commemorated, and putting these fabulous mementoes in a scrapbook is truly a treasure to behold.

Capture Personality

You know your animal’s behavior better than anyone. Use that knowledge to help you anticipate an upcoming photo possibility.






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