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Top 10 Pet Photography Books for Budding Pet Photographers

Top 10 Pet Photography Books for Budding Pet Photographers

Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots

Pet Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots -

This new entry in the From Snapshots to Great Shots series will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. Like all books in the series, the book will offer instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects.

From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.

How to Start a Pet Photography Business Paperback

How to Start a Pet Photography Business -

It’s never been easier to find success and happiness in a career that offers endless growth potential and tons of fun: Pet photography is the answer you’ve been looking for! Who wouldn’t want the artistic freedom of photography and the heartwarming fun of working with everyone’s best friends, their pets? Now imagine that as your everyday career! How To Start a Pet Photography Business is your guide to cashing in, doing what you love, and having a blast! People are crazy for their pets! Ask anyone and they’ll tell you, their pets are family members, not animals. And every family wants quality pictures of their loved ones to share and cherish. The time has never been better than now to find a career you love and capitalize on the skyrocketing pet industry. How To Start a Pet Photography Business guides you from pet lover to head honcho of your profitable pet photography business. The entire process is broken down into easy-to-follow steps custom made to work for everyone, no matter what your business experience. How To Start a Pet Photography Business puts everything at your fingertips: your own business, profits, relaxed work environment, and customers who love you! Break the same old grind that’s wearing you down and follow your heart to true success. The biggest break of your life is waiting to be unleashed from the pages of this book.

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography

Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography -

The book pet photographers have been waiting for: a comprehensive guide to professional modern pet photography

Everyone who has ever trained their camera on a domestic animal knows how challenging it can be to get great shots of them. These unpredictable 'beautiful beasties' won't hold poses, smile and say "cheese" like a human will, and their erratic movement can have you spinning dials and pushing buttons on your camera so fast it will make your head spin. Whether you are an advanced amateur with a passion for photographing pets, or a professional pet photographer generating revenue with your services, this guide will show you how to create engaging, high-quality, professional pet photos from start to finish.

With pet owners comprising more than 62 percent of Americans, pet photography has become a popular trend among photographers, with more and more pet owners wanting to have their furry family member's mugs captured for posterity.

Zeroes in on pet photography as a professional service, and offers advice on how to price, how to brand your business, how to work with clients, build your portfolio, create a solid workflow and develop your own unique style.

Explains how to work with animals from a behavioral standpoint, capture engaging expressions, create variety in photo sessions, pick interesting locations, edit for better images, work with multiple animals, photograph pets in a studio, and much more.

As the first serious comprehensive professional guide to pet photography on the market, Beautiful Beasties has what passionate hobbyists and professional photographers need to capture memorable pet photos.

Pet Photography For Fun: Let's Have Fun Photographing Dogs, Cats, Horses, Alpacas, Llamas and Everything Else!

Pet Photography For Fun: Let's Have Fun Photographing Dogs, Cats, Horses, Alpacas, Llamas and Everything Else!

A fun easy to use book on taking better pictures of pets including dogs, cats, horses, birds, alpacas, llamas and people with pets. The emphasis is on animal photography for amateur photographers.

Nineteen chapters broken down from beginner to advanced so readers can immediately start learning at their own level. The text is geared to having fun photographing in the home, in the field, in the show ring...anywhere animal lovers hang out enjoying their pets.

The spectacular photographs ensure that it is both a visual delight and a comprehensive tutorial. Chapters include equipment, resolution, focus, composition, backgrounds, beginning exposure, advanced exposure, shutter speed, depth of field, editing, cropping, flash and the planned shoot.

Pet Photography NOW!: A Fresh Approach to Photographing Animal Companions

Pet Photography NOW!: A Fresh Approach to Photographing Animal Companions -

For animal lovers, a pet is a member of the family—but one that is much harder to photograph. Capturing an animal’s charm and personality can be an incredibly challenging (even frustrating) exercise, but Pet Photography NOW! makes the job easier. It shows professionals and amateurs alike how to get the best from their subject, whether it comes wrapped in fur, feathers, or scales. Noted expert Paul Walker is an excellent source of practical advice on locations, viewpoints, and posing; how to make your pet behave for the camera; and which camera settings will give you the best results. A chapter devoted to post-production, including step-by-step Photoshop workthroughs, helps you optimize your images to produce stunning prints of your most successful portraits.

The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs

The Dogist: Photographic Encounters with 1,000 Dogs -

New York Times bestseller

The Dogist is a beautiful, funny, and inspiring tribute to the beloved dogs in our lives. Every page presents dog portraits that command our attention. Whether because of the look in a dog’s eyes, its innate beauty, or even the clothes its owner has dressed it in, the photos will make you ooh and aah, laugh, and fall in love. Photographed by Elias Weiss Friedman, aka The Dogist, every portrait in the book tells a story and explores the dog’s distinct character and spirit. Themed sections include Puppies, Cones of Shame, Working Dogs, and Dogs in Fancy Outfits, giving every dog lover something to pore over.

Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat

Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat -

Are you one of the 100 million people in the USA that own either a dog or a cat? If you flip through your digital camera - what do you see pictures of the most? Your kids...and your pets! If you have ever wondered how to take pictures of an all black animal or how to get your pup to sit still during a family holiday picture, this book is for you. With love only a pet owner can have and humor that only animals can bring to us, this author shows how to take pictures that celebrate the furry creatures in our lives. Packed with techniques including lighting and postproduction and even info on getting those pictures up online, you'll be taking pictures of your pets that you'll be proud of.

*fun and quirky ways of giving technical advice, such as Chapter 1: Train your camera (but don't make it roll over!) and Chapter 8: Holidazed and confused
*loaded with adorable and inspirational photographs of pets taken by the author and contributors
*starts with the basics and brings you all the way through postproduction and display

Professional Techniques for Pet and Animal Photography

Professional Techniques for Pet and Animal Photography -

From posing a wiggly ferret to encouraging a frog to sit in one place, this guide's specialized techniques will benefit both existing animal photographers and newcomers looking to diversify their portrait business. Discussed are the personality traits best suited to the business, ways to create a people and animal friendly studio, and tips for making clients and their pets feel at home in the studio through the selection of decor, backdrops, furnishings, and props that wear well and are easy to sanitize.

Technical advice includes which lenses and cameras lend themselves to animal portraiture, the advantages of shooting digitally, and the best shutter speeds and apertures for the job. The unique challenges of pet photography are covered, such as how to get the best expressions from pets with attention-getters suited to each type of pet. Special techniques for working with dogs, cats, horses, birds, ferrets, reptiles, and other creatures are provided.

Dog Photography For Dummies

Dog Photography For Dummies -

Tips and tricks for capturing your canine's personality with every click of the camera
Simply snapping a picture may not capture the playfulness or spontaneity of a dog. Knowing what kind of equipment, angle, and composition to use while photographing a dog can make all the difference in the character captured in the photo. Dog Photography For Dummies gives you practical and fun guidance for capturing your dog's personality and turning ordinary shots into priceless memories that will last a lifetime.

Covering all the latest and greatest gadgets and accessories available to capture and alter photos of your favorite pooch, Dog Photography For Dummies offers techniques that amateurs and intermediates alike can use to improve their photography skills. This hands-on guide features great examples of dog portraiture, plus tons of ideas for fun new places to pose your furry friend, such as the beach, the park, the car, in the snow, and more.

Detailed discussions of color versus black-and-white, indoors versus outdoors, composition, and capturing movement
Advice on how to get a dog to sit still
Considerations for photographing a shy dog who is scared of the camera
Guidance on making the most of natural light
Tips for photographing dogs with black (or dark) coats
How to photograph people and dogs together
Whether for decorating, memories, or holiday cards, Dog Photography For Dummies makes it easy to capture the best of your four-legged friend.

Dogs on Instagram

Dogs on Instagram

Dog lovers are a passionate bunch, and Instagram is the perfect platform for expressing their devotion. The curators behind @dogsofinstagram channel this passion perfectly in this delightful book, a must-have collection featuring over 400 of the best crowdsourced dog photographs from their wildly popular feed. For dog lovers by dog lovers, this eclectic compilation celebrates the full spectrum of things to love about our four-legged friends.