Since Tigerlily asked for some advice in another topic, I thought I'd start a thread where everyone can post their tips on taking a good picture of dogs(or other animals) Here are some of mine. Get down to your dogs level. I take most of my pictures sitting or lying on the ground. If you have a dog right in front of you and you take a picture from above, the body of the dog will look distorted. Although it can create a stunning result, mostly it will look weird. From above. See how big the head looks? Almost no body. In this case I wanted this picture to look like this, because I thought it looks funny, almost cartoonlike From the dogs level. In this case the dog looks great. (Although the lighting is off) Light. Be aware of where the sun is. If the sun is behind your dog, you won't be able to see any features of the dog, just a silhouette. Or your foto will be overexposed. Overexposed... silhouette. (not the best example, but I couldn't find another) You can't really see the face clearly. Good light. Actually the camera compensated by using the flash. But by moving a little to my right, the sunlight was less bright. Also try not to have the sun behind you, so your dog has to look into it. While most dogs are not as bothered by sunlight as we are, it will cause a dog to squint it's eyes. Couldn't find a picture of it. Movement. Most point and shoot camera's have a sportsetting. Use this when you photograph a moving dog. Move the camera with the dog, to get the best result. Most will also have a continuess mode, where the camera will take a few pictures. Well these were my tips Feel free to add yours.