Finding Lost Dogs: Taking A Good Dog Photo

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Wondering what makes a good dog ID photo? The Finding Rover app has a great feature that helps you easily take photos of your dog (with its bark button, and eyes and nose markers), but here are some additional tips for taking what may be the most important photo of your dog (that you can use on Lost Dog Posters as well), should they get separated from you.

Good Lighting 
Make sure you're taking a photo of your dog in a well-lit room (preferably daylight) with a contrasting background from your dog. You want this photo to be as clear as possible for anyone who may come across your lost dog.

 Distinguishing Features
If your dog has any unique markers, make sure these are clearly shown in the photo. My dog Lemon (pictured above) has pretty distinct 'eyebrow' dots, so I made sure she was looking directly at the camera to ensure that the dots are clearly pictured. Remember, distinguishing features differentiate your dog from others (especially if your dog is a popular breed), so don't forget to really highlight these characteristics!

Proportion
If possible, try to take a photo of your dog next to a chair, car, or some other standard object that can put your dog to scale. This way, strangers who come across your dog can have an additional reference to tell if a lost dog they encounter is your dog.

Remember, after you master those dog photography techniques, don't forget to upload your dog's photo to Finding Rover and register your pooch—preparation is the best strategy for reuniting with your lost dog!

 

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Published on by Beatrix Chan.

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