How to photograph Puginese

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

Best cameras for photographing Puginese

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

Product name Released Type Sensor
Canon EOS M3 Canon EOS M3 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS R6 Canon EOS R6 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D5 Nikon D5 2016 DSLR Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Puginese

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and Puginese. 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 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS 2007
Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS STM 2013
Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5,6 IS USM Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5,6 IS USM 2004

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 Puginese? 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 wet Golden Retriever puppy


A snowy St Bernard


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


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


Dachshund puppy


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose


Best friends looking out over the lake


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A Doberman with tongue hanging out