How to photograph Fila Brasileiro

This is the ultimate guide on how to photograph dogs and Fila Brasileiro. 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 Fila Brasileiro. Perhaps he or she has a unique expression, or does something that is very significant for a Fila Brasileiro? 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 Fila Brasileiro that is running, it is easier to do that from the side than if the Fila Brasileiro 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 Fila Brasileiro with some sky, garden or trees in the background. That makes a better picture.

Best cameras for photographing Fila Brasileiro

Perhaps you already have a camera but here are some popular camera alternatives that might be suitable for photographing dogs and Fila Brasileiro.

Product name Release date Type Sensor
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Canon EOS M5 Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS M6 Mark II Canon EOS M6 Mark II 2019 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Fila Brasileiro

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

Product name Release date
Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM 2006
Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR 2008
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II 2011

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 Fila Brasileiro? 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 Siberian Husky at the lake


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A Pembrok Welsh Corgi is running on the railroad tracks while it is raining


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A cute puppy with necklace


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose


Dachshund puppy


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow