One thing I like to do is to try different angles when taking photos. When you're taking pictures of dogs it's good to remember that we usually see them from the same point of view, so if we shoot from a different angle it will make a more interesting photo.
My favourites to try are:
Get on the floor and shoot from as low as you can, aiming up towards the dog. This makes the dog seem much larger in the frame, and can make for some fun photos. But watch out! If you're on the floor, your dog might like to give you some kisses!
Shooting at their eye level makes for more of an equal footing. This is great for action shots as you can really see their concentration!
On Their Level
Looking directly down on them by standing on a step ladder gives you a completely different view of the dog. If you hold a treat by the lens and have a low depth of field you can get a really nice effect.
If you have something in the foreground that you can shoot through, you can use this as a frame within your picture. Adding more layers to an image can make it appear deeper and again, make it more of an interesting shot. If you're doing this, make sure to use a shallow depth of field to draw the eye to your subject.
These are just my favourites. Why don't you try some of them out and share them in our group!
If you're not sure you can get to grips with it on your own, don't forget we do offer training as well!