Hanging out with dogs is rewarding, but photographing them be pose quite a challenge. In this short video from Shutterstock Tutorials, you’ll hear ten helpful tips that will help you to take better photos of dogs, be it your pet or a client’s four-legged friend.
Perhaps you remember the viral “Under-Cats” project by Lithuanian photographer Andrius Burba. After publishing this series of photos and the accompanying book, Andrius and his team went on working on several similar projects, but with different animals. And if you are a dog person, you’re gonna love this one.
Andrius’ latest project, “Under-Dogs,” shows dogs photographed from underneath. Just like his previous projects, the photos are well made, funny and they want to make you hug your dog (or any dog, actually) and rub its fluffy belly. We spoke to Andrius about the photos, the gear he used and the challenges he encountered. And he also answered to a burning question – who is better at posing, cats or dogs?
The Incredible Dog Challenge is said to be the premier dog agility event in the US, and this year’s promo video is every bit as awesome as the dogs it features.
Luckily for us, Devin also made a great behind-the-scenes video showing how he captured dogs jumping over 20 feet into a swimming pool and slaloming at crazy speeds.
They always say, shoot what you love and it will come through in your photography. Looking through the images from Andrew Fladeboe’s portfolio, one would be hard pressed to prove otherwise. The United States based photographer has been travelling the world photographing working dogs for several years. The project has brought Fladeboe to the Netherlands, Scotland, Southern France, and Norway. In 2014, he was the recipient of the Fulbright grant which allowed the photographer to add New Zealand to his list of locations.[Read More…]
For many dog owners, the beloved companions are more than just a pet–they are a best friend, an equal part of the family. Ben Moon, a travelling surfer and photographer, documents that very connection in this incredibly touching video memoir to Denali–Moon’s dog who recently passed away after gifting the photographer a life of loving memories.
The beautifully crafted tribute to Denali features breathtaking cinematography, inspiring photography, and a narrative so moving you’ll probably notice your eyes swelling with tears before the video’s midpoint. At the very least, you’ll find yourself with an uncontrollable urge to play and snuggle up next to your own pup. [Read More…]
Photographer Traer Scott, probably best known for her work with animals, has an impressive resume. In addition to authoring five books, her work has been featured in numerous magazines, including National Geographic, Vogue, People, Life, and others; she has been the recipient of the Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Photography Fellowship Grant and the Helen Woodward Humane Award for animal welfare activism; and has appeared as a guest on Fox and NPR, among others.
Her portrait series “Shelter Dogs,” which was turned into a book of the same title, is a beautiful and stunning collection of work that focuses, literally, on canines living in a local pound, almost anthropomorphizing them in hopes of increasing adoptions. Traer provides some insight into the project as well as some unique advice for aspiring photographers.
Dogs can be very expressive when it comes to displaying what they’re really feeling. Just ask anyone who has spent any time around an under the weather pup who has had the inconvenience of wearing an Elizabethan collar–also frequently referred to as one of those ridiculous looking plastic cones designed to keep your pet from licking it’s wounds or scratching it’s ears. Judging by the looks on some of these poor dog’s faces, they probably feel every bit every bit as embarrassed and peeved about having to wear one as we think they would.
In Timeout, the latest photo series from Ty Foster, the talented animal photographer looks to give these dogs an audience–letting us humans know exactly how much the “cone of shame” has become the bane of existence to canines everywhere. Some win our hearts with a sad, pathetic, or downright goofy look, while other dogs come at you with a you’ve-got-to-be-kidding me kind of expression. And, much to the dismay of the all subject’s, it’s hard not be entertained by their misfortune…[Read More…]
Let these sublime photos, taken by Fox Grom, serve as a testament as to why we should all get out and shoot during blue hour more often. Residing in Kirovsk (Murmansk Oblast, Russia), Grom took his Siberian Huskies out to a nearby lake. Though still safely frozen solid, the lake melted down marginally to produce a thin layer of water that blanketed the icy surface–just enough to give the appearance the dogs were walking on water.
Moreover, the soothing azure tones of the sky blend perfectly into the cold, blue lake and layer of fog that rests atop the surface. Consequently, the photos have an almost ethereal appearance. The dogs seem to be slightly curious about their new playground, but are clearly in their element as they frolic and play together on the frozen horizon.[Read More…]
I love dogs. About a month ago we adopted a puppy, we named her Sol. Sol, as most puppies, has a bio-polar personality – Either she is asleep and is perfectly still or she is awake and is perfectly hyperactive. Between those two moods it is incredibly difficult to take a photo of here which is both interesting (i.e. not sleeping) and sharp (i.e. focused on a faster than a bullet object).
My first attempts of shooting Sol were hand held using the camera’s built in auto fucus. Sadly (yet happily on other occasions) Sol was faster than the focus motor, I only got about one good photo out of every 100 clicks.
This would be a very typical photo….
Italian Photographer Dan Bannino is a great dog lover. He loves dogs so much that he sees the poetry hidden in each one. In his project “Poetic Dogs”, he matches lost dogs with their poetic brother from another mother. Each of the dogs have a tory to tell, which you can find on Dan’s Instagram. Here is how this project came to be: