Dog Photography For Dummies and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $24.99
  • Save: $7.18 (29%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 6 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Excellent customer service. Fast shipping and provide tracking info for ALL shipments. Satisfaction guaranteed. Book might contain limited highlighting/underlying and/or notes. Book might also show sings of wear in edges and corners.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Dog Photography For Dummies Paperback – October 25, 2011


See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$17.81
$2.99 $3.19
Unknown Binding
"Please retry"
Best%20Books%20of%202014


Frequently Bought Together

Dog Photography For Dummies + Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat + Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography
Price for all three: $51.25

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: For Dummies; 1 edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 111807775X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1118077757
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.6 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #295,614 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

Review

'Full of tips, from tweaking your camera to training your dog to say cheese' (Daily Telegraph, 10 December 2011)

From the Back Cover

Capture your canine's personality with every click of the camera

Every day, your dog does something adorable that's unique to him alone. If you've ever thought, "Wish I had a picture of that," this book is for you. Dog Photography For Dummies offers techniques that amateurs and intermediates alike can use to improve their photography skills. This hands-on guide gives you practical and fun guidance for capturing your dog's personality and turning ordinary shots into priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

  • The mutts and bolts — brush up on the basics of digital SLRs and point-and-shoot digital cameras, find the right equipment, and know what to have on hand when photographing dogs

  • Dog Psychology 101 — get the scoop on the canine mind-set to understand how dogs communicate, discover what motivates your subject, and assess a pooch's energy level

  • Paws to get that perfect photo — browse through tons of cute dog photos and find out exactly how to achieve similar results, whether you're taking indoor, outdoor, posed, or action shots

Open the book and find:

  • Basic info about cameras, photography techniques, and postproduction work

  • The best times and places to photograph your dog

  • Pointers on photographing dogs with their human pals

  • How to take close-ups of your pup's best features

  • Steps for moving your images from your camera to your computer

  • Tips for printing your photos and sharing them online

  • Expert advice on starting your own pet photography business

Learn to:

  • Take photos of your pooch in all sortsof settings

  • Capture your dog's moods, whetherat play or at rest

  • Apply expert lighting and composition techniques to your photos

IN FULL COLOR!


More About the Authors

Discover books, learn about writers, read author blogs, and more.

Related Media

 
   

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5 stars
5 star
27
4 star
13
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 42 customer reviews
The information in each chapter is clearly organized, really detailed, and very easy to understand.
MyParenTime.com
If you are thinking about starting your own side business taking pictures of dogs and cats or you just want to get a great shot of your Fido, this is your book.
sweetbeetleb
I will be delighted to share this book with my dog lover family and friends throughout this holiday season.
JL Hernandez

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Spudman TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on November 27, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
On the day I'm writing this, nine reviews of Dog Photography for Dummies precide mine, all of them rating the book five stars. Now that I've finished reading the book from cover to cover, I'd say a five star rating is overly generous.

For me the book is somewhat helpful, but being a book for Dummies it dwells on the obvious and tries to cover every aspect of photography and dog photography, including choice of equipment and dog psychololgy. Of the 18 chapters 6 are devoted to the actual process of taking dog photos. Most of the other chapters are about photography basics, post processing and displaying photos, the ins and outs of starting a dog photography business and giving back by helping shelters.

The text is understandable and clear with ample photographs to exemplify what is explained in the text. For the most part the sample photos are very good, but I wish there were more of them. The post processing tips are helpful and well illustrated, though the choice of two complicated and expensive programs (PhotoShop and Lightroom) is a bit disconcerting. I would think a Dummies book would choose cheaper and more mainstream programs like Photoshop Elements or the free Picasa.

It seems kind of odd and out of place to include so many chapters at the end about establishing a pet photo business and how to conduct photo shoots for and with clients. I wouldn't think that someone good enough to consider making a living from photography would read a photography book for dummies.

There is small segment about the problems of photographing predominantly black or white dogs. Having two white dogs I was hoping for some helpful tips, but disappointingly there's nothing here that I hadn't already read in other photography books.
Read more ›
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By DogLovr on October 13, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I absolutely loved this book! Written in a way that was both entertaining and educational, I gained practical tools to finally capture the images of my little guy that I have been trying to get for years. As an added bonus, the tips provided in this book have proven helpful throughout my photography and has actually made me a better artist. I will definitely be recommending this title to all of the dog lovers in my life.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Brooklynnxx3Photography on January 28, 2012
Format: Paperback
I am a pet photographer who has just started out (been in business for less than two years) and I have been buying pet photography books so I can expand my knowledge as much as I can. I have bought and read at least twelve pet photography books, and this one is by far the BEST I have ever read! It is so detailed and gives you lots of pointers, tips and hints on what works best and what to never do. This book is bursting at the seams with photography ideas and skills to practice, safety tips, how to photograph pets in a variety of settings and situations, how to deal with problems that will come your way and even how to make your photos the best they can be with step-by-step photo touch up skills on the computer and the best ways to present your photos! I read the entire book in 3 days and plan on re-reading it several times! It's THAT GOOD! It doesn't matter if your a beginner or have several years of experience under your belt, this book is sure to help you improve your pet photography! Great job, and Thank You to Kim and Sarah! I will keep this book close by for the rest of my photography days! Absolutely love love LOVE this book!!

~ Brooke
Brooklynn Photography Pawtraits
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Karyn Miller on October 14, 2011
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
A must for any dog owner who is like me - who wants to capture all of the adorable things your dogs do, but the pictures end up looking horrible! I love that they included a chapter on photographing a black dog - for me, this has been next to impossible. I'm charging up my camera right now so I can use the tips I've learned!
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Connelly VINE VOICE on January 4, 2012
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
I have a three year old golden retriever. I can never seem to get a picture of her that really captures her personality. This book was great for giving some ideas on angles and shots that highlight your dog's individual charm. Things like how to get them into a particular pose, how to address 'performance anxiety (ie spastic dog)', different photo shoot locations to try (as well as things to be mindful of for each type of location). I love the fact that they have marked the book for quick reference so you can skim the book after you read it to find what you are looking for. They also highlight suggestions for normal point and click cameras in case you haven't thrown down a few grand on expensive equipment. Like the other books in the Dummies series, it is extremely easy to read and comprehend. Anyone that has a dog that is a member of the family would find value in this book.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By MissPammy VINE VOICE on December 29, 2011
Format: Paperback Vine Customer Review of Free Product ( What's this? )
This book not only provides tons of practical advice on how to get good pictures of your dog, it also explains DSLR basics in a truly understandable way. Although not really a camera book, it helps you make sense of the things your camera does and how you can use it to get the results you want. Loaded with great color photos and laid out to be easy to read and make it easy to find things, it is a book both to read all the way through and to use as a reference. It uses simple language and leads you through various processes in an easy, step-by-step manner. The authors not only tell you how to use your camera to capture the shots you want, they also let you in on secrets for getting your dog to pose on camera and do the types of things you want to take pictures of. A number of things I never quite understood about my camera before became much clearer to me as I read this book. If, like me, you have a dog that is constantly doing things you wish you could capture on film, you'll appreciate this book. Even if you have a sweet but laid-back dog that is not a "performer," the stunning pictures you can get will be treasures in your family album. Unless you are a professional dog trainer AND a professional photographer, there is probably something in this book you don't already know about photographing dogs that will help you take more photos of your dog that are original, natural, and definite "keepers." I'm glad I got it, and it will be fun to try out the techniques for getting my dog to pose and use my newfound understanding of my camera settings to capture the shots the way I really want them.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews