Your furry friend will have a ball. As a kick off to its national celebration of pet ownership, Camp Bow Wow is dropping a 7-foot tennis ball dispenser in Tremont’s Lincoln Park Sept. 23 and 24 for a weekend of music, food trucks and slobbery felt balls. The $5 donation for each bouncy plaything benefits local shelters, and a #GiveAFetch social media photo and video contest means you could win a year of camp from the doggy day care and boarding franchise.
To help elevate your Insta-game, pet photographer Greg Murray offers some off-the-leash tips and tricks.
“A lot of times when I’m at shoots, I lay on the ground and photograph dogs,” says Murray, whose book Peanut Butter Dogs debuted in March. “That’s where they live their life — close to the ground.”
Take as many photos as possible.
“I may take 2,000 photos in an hour and a half,” he says. “A lot of them are bad because the dog is always moving. The same goes for the average person: Just take a lot of photos. Use the camera’s burst mode. A lot of them are going to be bad, and that’s OK. You can delete them.”
Find the right light.
“Soft light works best — light that isn’t really harsh,” he says. “So photographing your dog in the morning or evening shortly after sunrise, and a few hours before sunset are the best times to photograph them.”