Anne Geier is living the dream. As a professional dog photographer, Geier travels around the world to interesting locales to capture beautiful images of man’s best friend in awe-inspiring scenery.

Recently, Geier paired up with the Cooperative of Photography to create a short how-to video of some of her favorite tips and tricks.

8 Simple Tips from a Pro Dog Photographer

The video contains great examples and more detail for each tip. Note that Geier uses a DSLR camera for her work, but even without the same equipment, you can utilize her suggestions. Several inexpensive iPhone apps mimic the actions of a traditional camera, too, such as Camera+.

In short, the eight tips are:

  1. Freeze the action
  2. Lower the perspective
  3. Focus through frames
  4. Shoot from above
  5. Play with props
  6. “Clone” your dog
  7. Capture gestures
  8. Wide angle portraits

Be sure and check out Geier’s Instagram account to get inspired! Here are some of our favorite recent pictures from Geier’s feed.

Adventure boys


Hat Tip: Laughing Squid

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