How to photograph Alaskan Malamute

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

Best cameras for photographing Alaskan Malamute

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

Product name Released Type Sensor
Canon EOS Rebel T7 Canon EOS Rebel T7 2018 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)
Nikon Z6 Nikon Z6 2018 Mirrorless Full frame
Nikon D6 Nikon D6 2020 DSLR Full frame

Best lenses for photographing Alaskan Malamute

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and Alaskan Malamute. 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 II Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 IS II 2011
Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 E ED VR Nikon AF-S 24-70mm f/2,8 E ED VR 2015
Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2,8 L II USM 2012

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 Alaskan Malamute? 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


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


A cute puppy with necklace


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


Best friends looking out over the lake


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


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


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


Dachshund puppy