Taking Fast And Slow Water Shots With Your Pet Dog
One of the best ways to show your appreciation for a hardworking dog is to show them how grateful you are by giving them a treat in the form of a dog drinking water bowl. The motion of the bowl can be very fun and entertaining for your four legged friend. The first thing to do when you start the editing process is to set the scene. Take a picture or video of your dog and frame it while he or she is enjoying the water. You can then choose a picture or video that shows off the best side of each shot.
The next step in the slow motion video process is to find an object that you can use as the focus for the shot. It doesn’t have to be anything big. You may want to use a bucket or a dish that you already own. Something that does not belong to your dog, like a piece of trash sitting on the ground, would also work well. Another idea is to use a small dog bowl that your dog already has on their bed. Using a bowl that is similar to what they already have is easy to do, as many times these bowls are labeled with a name of a breed, so it is very easy to get a matching bowl if necessary.
The next step of the slow motion movie making process is to take the still photo or video and slow it down. By slowing the motion down, you will be able to see every single movement of your dog’s head through the viewfinder. This can make it easier to make out faces and other details that may not be seen at the normal speed of video. After you have done that, you can move on to the close up shot of the face. Many times, just the eyes will be moving, but you want to be sure to get a good face shot.
After you have the basic frame and background, it is time to move onto the more exaggerated expressions. Here, you will want to make sure to use the zoom feature to make the shot look like your dog is really snorting or making funny faces. While this may not be the best possible shot for you to take, it is an effective one. It helps to make the dog look more realistic, which can really go a long way towards convincing your family and friends that your dog is indeed a doggie. For instance, if your dog were to make a silly face in the foreground, you would probably laugh too much before showing your friends the video to.
One of the most important things to remember is to have your dog keep eye contact with you throughout the entire duration of the slow motion shot. If your dog tries to look away during the shot, they are going to lose a lot of important focus. As well, the dog is not going to be able to focus on anything else when trying to concentrate on the motion. Instead of looking away, try and bring your dog’s attention back to you by raising your own chin and shoulders. This will help your dog to see you and stay focused on the subject at hand.
Lastly, if you want your dog to pay attention to the camera, make sure to hold the camera close to the dog’s nose and mouth at all times. Most dogs instinctively try to hide their heads and lower backs when they are embarrassed. However, if you force them to look into the camera, you could be seen as cruel. To avoid this, just make sure you make your dog’s nose and lower back look as natural as possible and that you don’t raise them during the shot. Hopefully these tips will help you get the best dog pictures possible.