I told you I love photographing my pets. Our Labradors, Ben and Babsie, are two very playful dogs and you struggle to get a picture of Babsie without a ball in her mouth. I suppose that is part of her character (even if it is a bit irritating at times). If you want to take photographs of your pets, it is a good idea to capture their character – what makes them unique (and lovable) to you.
You can also take photographs while they play – it will make for some interesting shots with personality. Remember the animal will be on the move, so you will want to use a fast shutter to freeze the motion. In both these sets of photographs, I used the setting sun (golden hour) to create a backlight effect on the subject.