Rabbit Care Tips: Posing Your Rabbit for the Perfect Christmas Photo
Written by The Rabbit Hole Hay Team
You’re starting to receive all of those Christmas cards in your mailbox and you see them posted online. Your friends have pictures with their children, significant other or dogs. Shoot! You waited until the last minute again this year to hire a photographer to take Christmas pictures of you and your rabbit.
No worries, how about letting your rabbit be the star of the show this year and you be the photographer? What a brilliant idea! Your friends and family will be sure to love getting a festive card with your furry friend on the front.
Rabbit’s are fast moving little creatures and probably aren’t going to be too excited for their close up with the camera. Here’s some tips that will help you be the best photographer that you can be and get an awesome shot for your Christmas card this year!
Groom Your Rabbit Before Photographing
Just as you would get ready to get your picture taken, do the same for your rabbit. They will need your help to make sure they are looking their best for the photograph. Make sure you brush, check ears, eyes, etc. However, don’t do this immediately before the shoot because it may frustrate them—unless your rabbit likes grooming, then go for it!
Make Sure The Light is Behind You, Not Your Rabbit
Use natural light if possible and make sure that the light source is coming from behind you, not behind your rabbit. This will help to light up your rabbit and get rid of shadows and dark spots.
If you can shoot outside, even better. Natural light always looks best and will be easier for you to take a great Christmas picture.
Select a Complimentary Background
To make a festive background, gather Christmas decorations and place them around your rabbit. You can also create a backdrop out of wrapping paper or a poster board if you’d prefer to have a pattern or solid color.
Get Down on Your Rabbit’s Level
Instead of putting your rabbit up high, on say a table, keep them on the ground so they remain comfortable and don’t get scared. Getting down on their level means you will most likely have to lay down on the ground to get the picture. But, that's ok because this position will get you the best picture of your rabbit!
Avoid Using a Flash
It’s best to avoid using the flash option on your camera because of two reasons; it can cause red eye in your rabbit and it can scare them. Last thing you need is for your rabbit to be running off and hiding during your Christmas photo shoot! Stick to natural light so you won’t need to use a flash.
Take a Lot of Shots
The key to getting a rockin’ shot of your rabbit for your Christmas card is to take A LOT of pictures. Let them sit there, lie down, move around, etc. and just keep snapping with your camera. The more shots you have in your camera, the more possibilities and options you give yourself.
Once you've finished your photoshoot, make sure you give your rabbit a treat for being so good! Give them a little extra of their favorite hay, apple sticks, or some tasty fruit. You can also find all your rabbit's favorites on our store! Click here or below to shop our store.