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Juggie305
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 12:30
My 8 year+ year old Pomeranian hates cameras once she sees the camera (pns or slr) aimed at her she starts barking like crazy and moving around the only time I can take a good picture of her is with my cell phone any tips on how to get her to relax?

Invertalon
8th of June 2011 (Wed), 12:34
Expsoure? Leave the camera out for a long period of time until she gets used to it. Or find a new subject to shoot? lol

kuma1212
10th of June 2011 (Fri), 19:36
If she's food motivated, use treats. My dog will pose for hours for the right treats.

Snydremark
10th of June 2011 (Fri), 19:43
Tripod and remote trigger; pre-framed on a favorite sitting spot?

Fricks
10th of June 2011 (Fri), 19:55
My dog turns the other way:rolleyes:

kuma1212
10th of June 2011 (Fri), 19:58
Tripod and remote trigger; pre-framed on a favorite sitting spot?

Great idea!

Meanderthal
22nd of June 2011 (Wed), 11:03
I like candid shots so I don't use dog treats, and would use invertalon's approach. Read a book, watch TV together... pick up the camera every now and then. Dog gets excited, put camera down. When BOTH of you are relaxed, try again. Your Pom likely doesn't hate cameras, she's excited by the attention. Yawn, act bored.

Vladimer
22nd of June 2011 (Wed), 11:30
My dog doesn't get excited like yours but always turns away. Any time I point the camera at him he always turns and stares the other way lol.

MadlyAlive
22nd of June 2011 (Wed), 12:59
My dogs are generally the same way. My one Cocker always has a tennis ball in her mouth so if she hears me move into the room or adjust myself to try and get a shot of her, she immediately thinks it's play time. My other Cocker hates his picture taken and when he sees the camera come out, he normally turns the other way or leaves the room.

I find that if they are sitting with someone or at least in the vicinity of someone in the room, they are a little less nervous. They are generally OK when we're outside playing and I'm able to use a longer lens.

You can also get them while they're sleeping too :)

Juggie305
29th of June 2011 (Wed), 15:10
my dog doesnt sleep much when ppl are around lol
looks like she dislikes less my new s95 best picture of her since she was a puppy
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3206/5834604622_85825b3f3a.jpg

Justiss
2nd of July 2011 (Sat), 14:43
I have a Labrador (food motivated) and use treats to get his attention most of the time. Now he associates my camera with good things for him :)

Otherwise I will use a new toy with an unfamiliar squeak, just be quick for when your pup looks in your direction.

Meanderthal
2nd of July 2011 (Sat), 18:02
I now recall that we trained our dogs for posing. We still do daily morning refresher exercises: sit, down, wait, stay, come, paw, etc. One of the exercises used to be stand+pose-for-picture. I started by stepping away to portrait distance, stooping to the right level, and bringing an imaginary camera to my face. After a time, release, and a treat for the dog. Later I used a real camera, but soon found the training no longer necessary. As I wrote earlier, a part of the trick is to make the photographer comfortable and confident with the process.

Jill-of-all-Trades
2nd of July 2011 (Sat), 18:13
Our last dog hated my camera. He didn't care about PnS's, but would hide from my DSLR. I either had to use a long lens for candids, or get him when he wasn't paying attention.

I got this one of him when he was not-so-patiently waiting for me to take him for a truck ride.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6040/5868489204_e90602ceec_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/horsepowershutterbug/5868489204/)
Baron (http://www.flickr.com/photos/horsepowershutterbug/5868489204/) by Horsepower Shutter Bug (http://www.flickr.com/people/horsepowershutterbug/), on Flickr

Meanderthal
2nd of July 2011 (Sat), 21:05
Posing, while waiting to enjoy birthday crepes and cottage cheese. The youngest, on the right, was then a lively 6 month-old. Patient training over time should work.

VincentL
26th of July 2011 (Tue), 22:24
Get a cat :3

ThatTeenPhotographer
15th of August 2011 (Mon), 19:03
One of my dogs doesn't hate the camera, she loves it, as soon as she sees the camera out she starts walking/running towards it, which means she's too close very quickly, it's quite frustrating.

cuckoo879
17th of August 2011 (Wed), 20:05
good training is all it needs, if food motivated, just treat it once he/she successfuly calm down. (or while saying calm down). But a lot of exposure is need tho.

my dog loves camera, would run to post for cameras. (typically, I would make the feeding noise if that makes sense, if i want her attention). So she doesn't mind it. you can also try let the dog sniff the camera a bit (be careful of possible damage, I usually don't let it touch it, and keep the camera close to you so that You can retrieve it fast enough).

lawrencebrussel
18th of August 2011 (Thu), 07:31
my dog doesnt sleep much when ppl are around lol
looks like she dislikes less my new s95 best picture of her since she was a puppy


Seriously, she's looking gorgeous
:lol:

the best practice for the puppies & babies is to shoot them in their natural positions .

quiksquirrel
18th of August 2011 (Thu), 07:46
Get a cat :3

Doesn't work.
My cat is impossible to photograph. The second she sees the camera, she feels a strong urge to investigate the lens.

The only thing I have found that works, is a telephoto (no less than 300mm.) and a massive amount of sneakiness.

Thurman
24th of August 2011 (Wed), 13:55
My 8 year+ year old Pomeranian hates cameras once she sees the camera (pns or slr) aimed at her she starts barking like crazy and moving around the only time I can take a good picture of her is with my cell phone any tips on how to get her to relax?

My pitbull used to be the same way with my old camera, he'd bark and bark and bark till
I stopped pointing it at him.

kurt segers
2nd of September 2011 (Fri), 11:15
One of my dogs doesn't hate the camera, she loves it, as soon as she sees the camera out she starts walking/running towards it, which means she's too close very quickly, it's quite frustrating.

Ditto, when not otherwise engaged our lab will come running over to investigate that weird black thing in front of masters face.
Still, while I haven't managed a better than decent shot of her yet I consider it reflex practice ;)

BreitlingFan
5th of September 2011 (Mon), 02:09
Bizzie kinda' digs it:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6013/5967009710_6ed394b192_b.jpg

ThatTeenPhotographer
7th of September 2011 (Wed), 09:39
Ditto, when not otherwise engaged our lab will come running over to investigate that weird black thing in front of masters face.
Still, while I haven't managed a better than decent shot of her yet I consider it reflex practice ;)

Some of my best pictures of my golden have been when she's on a walk, perhaps try that, if you live in a snowy area of the world then winter shots in the snow of big labs and goldens can come out really well, and they're too busy on their walk to care about a camera, only thing I've found to work, just be careful with your light meter in all that snow, you want well exposed pictures! :lol:

NoelM
9th of September 2011 (Fri), 22:20
Treats and lay down command usually work but no treats = no pictures lol.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6083/6131927796_249d81af55.jpg

StinkyBunny
19th of February 2012 (Sun), 18:53
All of mine actually like the camera, Benny, the white dog is quite the ham for a camera. If they're shy, associating food with the camera will make them more patient.

http://www.freakyshiat.com/upload/files/312/BennyandChewman.jpg