There are many tricks of the trade, but in the end it comes down to patience and being ready for that special moment when it happens. In a perfect world you’d have a “assistant” to direct the animal to look at you, but oftentimes the cat or dog will just look at the assistant, so it helps if he or she can stand next to you or lead the animal’s vision to where you are located. If you don’t have an assistant, try using squeaky toys .
The only hard part is holding the toy and the camera at the same time. Making a strange noise will sometimes be enough to get the cat or dog to look at you for a brief second – this is where it pays to be ready. You want to have your composition set and focus locked on their eyes.
I am a local macedon ranges photographer and happy to travel. till next time … bye