How to photograph American Water Spaniel

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

Best cameras for photographing American Water Spaniel

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

Product name Released Type Sensor
Canon EOS 6D Mark II Canon EOS 6D Mark II 2017 DSLR Full frame
Canon EOS M10 Canon EOS M10 2015 Mirrorless APS-C (1.6x)
Canon EOS 80D Canon EOS 80D 2016 DSLR APS-C (1.6x)

Best lenses for photographing American Water Spaniel

Here are some popular lenses that might suit your needs when photographing dogs and American Water Spaniel. 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
Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR Nikon AF-S DX 16-85mm f/3,5-5,6 G ED VR 2008
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
Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II Nikon AF-S DX 18-55mm f/3,5-5,6 G VR II 2014

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 Water Spaniel? 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 Golden Retriever puppy is sitting in his food tray


A Siberian Husky at the lake


A wet Golden Retriever puppy


Two rottweiler puppys behind a wooden fence


Best friends looking out over the lake


A ten week old Golden Retriever puppy


A Weimaraner looking up at the camera


A Labrador Retriever is getting a small snack


A Doberman with tongue hanging out


Dachshund puppy


A small Maltese puppy in the grass


A Dalmatian with tongue on nose


A Bulldog is laying on the floor resting


A cute puppy with necklace


A cute French Bulldog puppy is sitting on his pillow