I had the opportunity to do a couple of shoots with dogs last week and I loved them both. Though it can be sometimes an exercise in patience when photographing pets, the rewards typically outweigh the hassles. If I get to play with a dog, I’m happy.
Even better would be to make a difference with that photography. Dallas pet photographer Teresa Berg is doing just that. After seeing too many unflattering photos on the websites of dog rescue centres, she took it upon herself to volunteer her expertise and paint the pups in a better light. The result is more adoptions and more lives saved.
Nothing better than a good dog who has lived a good life. I remember my old dog Arthur in his later days wasn’t as mobile as his younger self, but he was just as loyal, caring and generally awesome. Hard to believe it’s been almost five years since he’s been gone. Still love you buddy! *sniff*
It’s easy to tug at the heartstrings of dog lovers with this subject matter, but Levine has done a great job to capture the dignity and still-present joy of these lovely beasts.
Each of National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore’s impressive wildlife photographs probably has an equally impressive blooper reel to go with it. This video hints at some of those misadventures:
I recently did a shoot with some house cats and even those relatively-domesticated animals made for plenty of adventure. Some of these animals, unused to human contact let alone a photographic set, must have been incredible handfuls when faced with such unfamiliar situations. I like the little box Sartore has with a white scoop in it to contain frisky critters in a confined space.