How to take Insta-worthy pictures of your pet

Here's how to capture your pet's cutest moments.

There's no denying it - Aussies love their animals! Research from Bark Box has revealed that on average, dog owners post a picture or talk about their dog on social media six times a week, with one in 10 pets even having their own social account!

Whether you're doing it to propel your fur child into Insta-fame, or you just love taking pictures of your them, these tips from photographer, James Dore (who captured the images in this very article on a Nokia 9 PureView smartphone!) can help you get the best from your pet.

Remove distractions 

Try and get your pet’s undivided attention (or as much as possible!) by removing all the potential distractions from the area.

It’s all about the angle

Get low to the ground when taking your pet’s picture. Not only does it help with getting a great angle, it’ll mean your pet doesn’t feel intimidated when you’re trying to get the perfect snap.

Bribery works

Use treats or toys to get your furry friend’s attention. Most dogs are pretty well behaved and with a little encouragement will flourish in front of the camera.

Pet portraits

To get the perfect portrait shot of your pet, turn on Live Bokeh mode on (a Nokia 9 PureView setting that changes the focus of an image) and you’ll be able to edit the focus after taking the picture.

Go pro

Animals aren’t always the most accommodating photography subject, but take control with a high-quality smart phone and experience the benefits of a professional camera on your phone.

Nokia 9 PureView - the world’s first ever 5 camera smartphone - and Sydney Dogs & Cats Home have partnered to launch a campaign aimed at fiding forever homes for forgotten dogs. By photographing a number of forgotten dogs in heart-warming poses across Australia and New Zealand, they hope to find them a forever home. For more information, see

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