How to photograph American Leopard Hound

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

Best cameras for photographing American Leopard Hound

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

Product name Released Type Sensor
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EOS 5D Mark IV 2016 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS M5 Canon EOS M5 2016 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS Kiss M2 Canon EOS Kiss M2 2020 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing American Leopard Hound

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and American Leopard Hound. 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 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3,5-5,6 IS 2009
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

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 American Leopard Hound? 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 Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow


Best friends looking out over the lake


Dachshund puppy


A cute puppy with necklace


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


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


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose