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See pooches take a joy ride in 'Dogs in Cars' — and get tips for your own canine pics

Get ready to go for a ride!

In her new book "Dogs in Cars," photographer Lara Jo Regan shares images of pooches in their favorite spot — hanging out the car window. 

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"The photographic series is my attempt to capture and transmit the pure joy of a dog in its most heightened state," Regan wrote in the book which is filled with canines — half of which are rescues — as they cruise down the road. 

The California-based photographer said that with the help of a specially-designed harness, she literally hung out the windows of moving cars to capture the shots — with each image taking 20 minutes to one hour to capture. 

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Care to take photographs of your four-legged pal? While Regan advises dog owners to not snap photos while casually hanging out of a car window, she did stop Studio 1A on Friday to share a few tips on how you can get your own great doggy pics around the house and in the great outdoors. 

Don't forget the scene. Regan suggests trying to photograph your dog in everyday situations to create the most normal and personality-driven image. 

Aim to photograph at the end of the day. Lighting is an important factor when it comes to photography. The light at the end of the day is ideal for photographing any subject.

Lift your dog off the ground. To help your dog stay in one spot, consider elevating him or her off the ground by placing the dog on a chair, bed or other safe spot. 

Get cozy. To capture your dog’s expressions, don’t be afraid to come in close with your camera and snap away! 

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    See man's best friends in their favorite spot — hanging out the car window — in Lara Jo Regan's book "Dogs in Cars."

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    In her book “Dog with Cars,” photographer Lara Jo Regan captured man’s best friends in their favorite spot — propped in the car with their head out the window. Regan herself hung out car windows while capturing shots of dogs of all shapes and sizes feeling the breeze through their fur, and the images are capturing hearts in the new book.
    King Charles Spaniel, 4.

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    Diego

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    Airedale Terrier, 7.

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    Silver merle Pomeranian, 6 months.

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    Bare

    Wheaton terrier-poodle mix, 2.

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    Indy, Brodie & Jack

    Australian shepherds, 13, 1 and 6.

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    Napoleon, Lulu & Stitch

    Pugs, 9,8 and 9.

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    Lilly & Eleanor

    Maltipoo and Newfoundland, 4 months and 13 months.

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    The Maria-Chi-Chis

    Chihuahuas, 5 months to 12 years.

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    Diva Pearl & Shoko Moko

    Pekingese, 10 and 6.

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    Chulo

    Dapple chiweenie, age 8.

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    Marley

    Italian greyhound, 8.

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    Bob

    English bulldog, 2.

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    Pickles

    Pit-Staffordshire mix, 18 months.

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    Napoleon, Lulu & Stitch

    Pugs, 9,8 and 9.

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    Twyla and Blu

    Queensland heeler and Jack Russell terrier-Chihuahua mix, 4 and 16.

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    Johnny

    Boston terrier, 8.

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    Mikey

    Cocker spaniel, 5.

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    Elvis & Presley

    Dachshunds, 7.

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    Sammy

    Mutt, 3.

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    Bear

    Chow-husky mix, 11.

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    Reem & Rasheed

    Salukis, 6.

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    Dugan

    English bull terrier, 6.

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    Tatum

    Wirehaired Ibizan hound, 5.

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    Floyd

    Maltese-havanese mix, 3.

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    Champ and Jordan

    Golden retrievers, 4 and 3.

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    Mystic

    Great Pyrenees-Alaskan malamute mix, 3.

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    Wesley & Snickers

    Dalmations, 2.

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