Category Archives: Great Pet Pics

  • Sep 11 , 2014

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    Great Pet Pics: On Their Level

      To help capture great photos, try meeting pets on their level. Rather than standing over the pet and looking down on him or her, try bringing the camera viewer eye-level with the pet to help create a much more natural shot. This eye-level approach helps create great photos for all pets, but is especially helpful when photographing small pets. Kneeling …

  • Aug 15 , 2014

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    Pet Profile Spotlight: The Pixie Project

    Today we turn the spotlight on the pet profiles of The Pixie Project, a non-profit adoption center and rescue located in Portland, OR. These profiles get high marks with their sweet, funny and informative descriptions and warm and inviting photographs.  How did you come to work with a photographer, and what type of direction do you provide? After years of iPhone …

  • Jun 17 , 2014

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    Great Pet Pics: Macro Mode

    A blurry photo doesn’t only have to be caused by motion. Sometimes you may find that even a relatively still subject keeps coming out blurry after you photograph it, as if your camera’s focus just can’t grasp it. This can happen when you are getting real close to your subject, which is sometimes necessary for those small and furry pets. If you …

  • Feb 18 , 2014

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    Great Pet Pics: Adding Text

    Today we check out a fun way to combine both a great pic and a great description. Here’s Juliette from Charm City Animal Rescue. Juliette’s picture, while technically great and beautiful, adds another fun element by putting a short, fun description of her personality on the picture. Charm City Animal Rescue also had some more fun with her description: they reworked …

  • Jan 17 , 2014

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    Great Pet Pics: Color Theory

    Did you know that pigeons are pentachromats, meaning they have five color receptors in their eyes? Most birds have four, humans of course have three. It is estimated that pigeons can see over 10 billion different colors (humans see about 10 million). So while we see pigeons as shades of gray, they most likely see themselves in all manner of impossible …

  • Dec 06 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pics: Videos!

    Have you thought about taking videos of your pets? It’s really easy now to record a video on your smartphone and upload it to YouTube. Once that’s done all you have to do is copy the embed code from YouTube and paste it to your pet’s profile in your Petfinder admin panel. A simple 30 or 60 second video of …

  • Nov 22 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pic: Action Shots

    Everyone loves seeing pets at play. Just look at Bronco from Windy City Canine Rescue here and how much fun he’s having. Seeing a pet at play and happy is contagious, and a great way to market certain pets. Dogs bounding through the grass, cats swatting at toys, a hamster tearing it up in his wheel, all these types of images give …

  • Oct 28 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pics: Quick Tips

    Although you should always strive for taking the best photos you can, sometimes you do have to make do with what you got. Time, weather conditions, equipment, there is a limitless number of reasons that may prevent you from getting the perfect setting for your shots. You still want to get exposure for your pets so getting their picture out …