Category Archives: Pet Photography

  • Sep 11 , 2014

    Petfinder Pro Blog

    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 …

  • 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 …

  • Apr 10 , 2014

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    Great Pet Descriptions: Copper

    Meet Copper. Copper is a Red Husky up for adoption at the Humane Society of Southeast Texas. Southeast Texas can be a tough place to be a Husky. Especially in the summer. It’s pretty important that a dog like Copper go to an adopter that is aware of the challenges and the work required to properly care for him. Letting potential …

  • 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 …

  • 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 …

  • Sep 25 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pics: Lightbox

    Check out gorgeous gal Mandy from the Amanda Foundation looking like a million bucks in a professional photo studio. Well, she could be under a pro studio setup or she could be in a lightbox, which is an easy to construct box you can build yourself to create a setting that gets you that same studio quality lighting for your shots. Lightboxes,or …

  • Aug 27 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pics: Rule of Thirds

    That bright-eyed fella up there is Tom from the Found Animal Foundation, and down over here we have Jonas, a good-looking Bichon Frise from Happy Tails Rescue. In addition to being two handsome boys in generally great photos, they are also demonstrating a photographic composition technique know as the rule of thirds. The rule of thirds (though really it should only be a …

  • Ringo

    Jun 19 , 2013

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    Great Pet Pic: Barnyard Pets

    Ringo is our great pet pic today from New Moon Farm Goat Rescue & Sanctuary in Arlington, WA. Ringo’s photo is gorgeous. I love the way the light forms a circle that spotlights his face. It’s really a great use of the natural lighting, and also an example of the perfect timing needed to capture barnyard pets. Photographing barnyard animals presents a different …