How to photograph Shollie

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

Best cameras for photographing Shollie

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

Product name Release date Type Sensor
Nikon Z7 II Nikon Z7 II 2020 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D7200 Nikon D7200 2015 DSLR DX (1.5x)
Canon EOS 800D Canon EOS 800D 2017 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing Shollie

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and Shollie. 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
Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/4 L IS USM 2012
Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3,5-5,6 IS USM Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3,5-5,6 IS USM 2009

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 Shollie? 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


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


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


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A cute puppy with necklace


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose


Best friends looking out over the lake


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy