Elias Weiss Friedman is on a mission. Also known as "The Dogist," he has been hitting the streets of New York City to capture photos of dogs. He's so good at it that he put together a bestselling book, also called "The Dogist," that features 1,000 dogs he's snapped pics of. And if you need any proof of his popularity, just hop on over to his Instagram account, which has 1.5 million followers.
So what can we learn from Friedman this holiday season? How to take beautiful photos of our own dogs, of course. Just in time for those holiday cards! Take a peek at The Dogist's photos to see what it takes to capture a stunning photo of Fido that will have you be the envy of your dog-loving friends.
It's all in the eyes! Get a look at those gorgeous peepers. Think about honing in on your dog's best feature when you snap a pic.
All decked out! Consider dressing your dog in its Sunday best when trying to capture its personality in a picture.
Favorite pastime! Does your dog love its toys? Use them as photo props to add more visuals to the image. It'll tell more about what makes your dog tick.
Of course we can't expect to go out and snap pics like The Dogist on our first try, but we can use Friedman's work as inspiration for our own. With a little practice, we can capture beautiful pictures of our dogs, too!