DOG PHOTO MODEL TRAINING – TEACH DOGS TO LOOK AT CAMERA ON COMMAND

VIDEO TUTORIAL TO TEACH YOUR DOG TO MODEL FOR THE CAMERA AND POSE FOR PICTURES ON COMMAND!

People often ask me how I get my long coat German Shepherd dogs to pose for the camera. For me…my camera equals fun for them. When they see the camera they go crazy because that means they get to romp on the farm, or have a ball playing session. Therefore it gets pretty noisy once they spot the camera because everyone wants to go and have fun!

All of my dogs are obedience trained and have been taught to sit / stay or get in the down / stay position for photo shoots. I’ve had no problems keeping their attention because I am mom, and I also hold the camera that equals awesome fun to them!

But the video shown above is great for training the dog to focus on strangers holding a camera for a good photography session, or maybe posing for a tripod with a mounted camera.

Below is a photo of a Czech black and tan bi-color long haired German Shepherd in a sit / stay on top of a kids slicky-slide. She is looking straight at the camera with joyful anticipation waiting on my verbal release. Once given the release she will come running down the slide straight towards my camera! She made a great photo model due to her beauty and good obedience training.

Pebbles our Black and Tan Long Coat (Long Haired) Czech Bloodline German Shepherd Female on a Slicky Slide

Pebbles our Black and Tan Long Coat (Long Haired) Czech Bloodline German Shepherd Female on a Slicky Slide

The photo above was taken with a Nikon D90 (an older model Nikon) with a Nikon 18-200mm lens, but I now prefer the 18-300mm lens and the Nikon D7200 shown below. But if you are interested in the Nikon 18-200 mm lens, you can check it out on Amazon by clicking below. It’s a really nice lens, but I prefer the 18-300mm more because it lets me focus further away.

If you would like to see my recommended Photography gear, CLICK HERE.

If you are curious about how my pictures look straight out of the camera (except for possible cropping) and would like to compare those pictures to the final photo edited in Photoshop and or Photomatix just click on the links.

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My latest camera which is a Nikon D7200 has a remote control,

so I can mount it on a tripod for photos or videos. This camera creates stunning long haired German Shepherd dog action or landscape pictures and videos. Amazon sells this awesome camera and you can check it out by clicking here.

I prefer using the Nikon 18-300mm lens for EVERYTHING. It is such a versatile lens, and it does macro photography with puppies practically sitting on the lens, yet lets me very quickly zoom out and catch amazing photos when the dogs or puppies are almost 1/8 a mile away if not further! I live on a farm so they have a lot of room to romp during our photo sessions. Therefore this is is my all time favorite lens for those reasons. I don’t miss the photos where they are right on top of me, or almost a 1/8th a mile away! I rarely take this lens off and put another one on.

Amazon sells this Nikon 18-300mm lens and you can check it out by clicking below.

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