How to photograph Japanese Chin

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

Best cameras for photographing Japanese Chin

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

Canon EOS Kiss X8i
Canon EOS 5DS R
Canon EOS 80D

Best lenses for photographing Japanese Chin

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

Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2,8 IS USM
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS

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 Japanese Chin? 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 cute puppy with necklace


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


A snowy St Bernard


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


Dachshund puppy


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


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


A wet Golden Retriever puppy