Kimahri photogpraphed in France with the Canon M50 Mirorless Camera
The Best Camera For Dog Photography (Compact+ Affordable!)
The best camera for dog photography is ultimately the camera you can use every day with ease. “What camera do you use for the Husky Squad”? This is one of the most common questions we’re asked on Instagram about our photos. I’m excited to share with you our lightweight, compact, affordable, and super versatile camera setup we use for dog photography.
WHY A COMPACT CAMERA IS ESSENTIAL
Size and weight matter, and it matters more when you want to take pictures at a whim, any time you feel like it. Sure, your smartphone will do for some candid moments and memories, and I’m guilty of having hundreds on my iPhone, but these photos will always be lower quality. These one-size-fits-none phone cameras simply don’t cut it, especially when you want to learn how to take better photos. Lightweight, compact, mirrorless cameras with interchangeable lenses are the perfect solution. Due to their small size, they will fit into any handbag, and the fantastic tech packed into such a small body easily competes with entry-level DSLRs, without their weight and bulk. THIS IS HOW YOU BEGIN TAKING PHOTOS ALL THE TIME.
BUT ARE LARGE DSLRs BETTER FOR DOG PHOTOGRAPHY?
If I had a lens for every person I’ve encountered who went out and bought an expensive, heavy, large DSLR after seeing my professional photography kit, only to turn around and sell it after a month of use, I’d be loaded with every lens on the market.
I can’t count how many times I’ve had to say: “It’s not the camera, it is the photographer!”
Sure, a good camera is essential, and everyone has their favorite, but in the end, the most important piece of the puzzle is: learning your camera, learning how to shoot in “manual” mode, and practicing every day.
THE BEST CAMERA FOR DOG PHOTOGRAPHY
Ultimately, if your photography kit is portable enough to take with you everywhere you go, the more you’ll practice on your own, and with your pup. A compact camera is fun, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I enjoy mine more than my large DSLR – simply because of how often I get to use it, and how happy I am with the results every time!
MY DAILY PACK HAS THIS PHOTOGRAPHY KIT INSIDE
Canon EOS M50 Mark II
Canon EF-M 18-150mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Canon Lens Hood EW-60F
Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM Lens
Canon EF-M 28mm f/3.5 Macro IS STM Lens
What To Get First
If I had to choose from the top list, I’d begin with the camera of course, and the 15-45mm kit lens. Once you’re comfortable and have been practicing with your dog in various scenarios, it’s time to get the amazing 18-150 you’ll fall in love with!
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YOUR DOG COULD BE EATING LIKE THIS
...and it's easier than you think!
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
A full review of my daily dog photography kit. Learn how we use this setup and why we think it’s amazing! I also share my top 3 tips for taking photos of your dog.
ONE CLICK LIGHTROOM PRESETS FOR DOG PHOTOGRAPHY
These are our personal Lightroom presets we use to bring specific vibes to our Husky Squad instagram account. These presets are built specifically for dogs to bring out the best in their fur and features. Our Seasons Stories Lightroom Preset Pack is built to cover all seasons to enhance your images with a single click. All presets include a user guide to help you along the way.
Use code COMPACT10 for a discount on the Lightroom Preset Packs.