So You Think Your Pet Cannot Be Photographed..
We get questions all the time about working with difficult pets, especially dogs. Cats can be difficult as well as they seldom like traveling to a new location and most really do not like having their portrait taken.
Usually we get questions about dogs. Most often we hear, “my dog is so hyper they won’t sit still for a photo.” That is usually not that big of a deal for us. Many times the dog is quite energetic but given a little amount of time to check out the new space (studio) and us they begin to get comfortable and settle down. Sometimes we need to ask the owner to leave the room—this can also calm the pet somewhat. And in really hard instances we work with certified pet trainers that know exactly how to handle difficult dogs.
Another one we hear a lot is “my dog is black, really black and just looks like a black blob in a photos.” Well the key is all about good quality professional lighting and exposure. Black dogs are pretty easy to photograph and personally I love black dogs (having one myself).
White dogs can be difficult as well if you don’t know how to handle lighting—they become a white blob with no details in the fur. Black dogs can in fact be photographed against dark backgrounds successfully (see sample above) and the same can be true for white dogs.
So if you have a pet that you really want a portrait of but you think might be too difficult give us a call, we would love to discuss this with you. We love the challenge! We have worked with dogs as small as 3 pounds and as large as 180 pounds. Thinking your dog is too difficult to capture in a portrait? Give us a call today @719.475.0160 and we'll work with your pet!