So, you’re like me. You like animals. My four dogs and two cats are a major part of my family. And with a herd like that, I love getting attacked when I walk in the door from work.
I love doing pet photography. Add a heavy dose of patience with my profound affection for our non-human family members and I can come up with some beautiful memories.
So, what can you do to make your own pet photography spring to life. I’ll quickly share two tips:
1) Get in close. Who cares about surroundings? You want to see into those soulful eyes. If you’ve got a long lens, grab it. And fill the frame with your pet’s face.
2) Keep the eyes sharp. Yes, this is an important tip all around but I think it’s especially important in pet photography. Their fur just sort of blends in anyway, so make the eyes tack sharp. Pet’s eyes can be so expressive. One of our dogs, Chloe, does this thing where she looks sideways and shows the whites of her eyes. We’ve come to find out it means she’s at her highest alert. Very cool.
Now go capture some great images. But if you don’t want to try it yourself, give me a call. Grab a leash, bring your animals in, and let’s create some gorgeous portraits of one (or more) of your best friends.