How to photograph Chinese Shar-Pei

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph dogs and Chinese Shar-Pei. As always, when taking pictures of animals there are things to think about and below you will also find both camera and lens recommendations.

Try to really capture the personality of your Chinese Shar-Pei. Perhaps he or she has a unique expression, or does something that is very significant for a Chinese Shar-Pei? When it comes to cameras and lenses you can pretty much go with any kind of camera gear, but with a normal zoom lens you will never be wrong. If you want to capture the dog in action, for example running, this can demand a bit of your camera and lens in order for the autofocus to maintain the sharp and crisp details, in the eyes etc. When photographing a Chinese Shar-Pei that is running, it is easier to do that from the side than if the Chinese Shar-Pei is running towards you. The autofocus has an easier time following an object that is moving sideways than straight towards you.

Another tip while photographing dogs in general is to get down on their level, on ground level that is. If you are standing up and shooting your pictures downwards you might end up with a lot of lawn or floor in the picture. If you can get a bit dirty, try to lay down on your lawn and capture your Chinese Shar-Pei with some sky, garden or trees in the background. That makes a better picture.

Best cameras for photographing Chinese Shar-Pei

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing dogs and Chinese Shar-Pei.

Canon EOS 5D Mark IV
Canon EOS Rebel T6
Canon EOS Rebel T8i

Best lenses for photographing Chinese Shar-Pei

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and Chinese Shar-Pei. You can also view all of our lenses or start by selecting your camera and then see which lenses that are compatible.

Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5,6 IS USM
Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM

Images of other dogs

Here are a few images of dogs that might inspire you. Perhaps these can give you ideas on how to best photograph your Chinese Shar-Pei? Click on the image you want to know more about. Each image has information with which camera and lens they were shot and with which settings.



A snowy St Bernard


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


Best friends looking out over the lake


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


A cute puppy with necklace


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


Dachshund puppy