THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL WILL TEACH YOU HOW TO TAKE FANTASTIC PHOTOS FOR RESCUE AND ADOPTION DOGS SO THAT THEY CAN FIND FOREVER HOMES.
“Photographing dogs is all about engagement. Learn how Seth works with shelter dogs to get beautiful head shots that connect with potential adopters. Seth also discusses full body shots, photographing black and white dogs, and how to make a tough-looking dog smile.”
I love the idea of going to the local animal shelter and assisting the dogs and cats finding forever homes through photography. I think it is such a nobel and satisfying use of time and energy.
Seth’s video has some great tips on photographing adoption dogs that must remain on a leash. This isn’t my photography technique since these dogs must be restrained on a leash instead of running free, but his advice is very good and sound, and his tips on photographing black and white dogs, getting a dog to smile, etc. are very nice.
As for photography equipment, I prefer using a Nikon D7200
with an Nikon 18-300mm lens
for all my photography, but Seth makes a nice point when talking about the 50mm lens being fast.
But…having said that…I’ve always been extremely satisfied with my setup and to lazy to change out lenses. In addition, I don’t like the risk of getting dust inside my camera and on the sensor when doing so.
If you would like to see my recommended Photography gear, CLICK HERE.
If you are curious about how my pictures look straight out of the camera (except for possible cropping) and would like to compare those pictures to the final photo edited in Photoshop and or Photomatix just click on the links.
If anyone has a long coat German Shepherd or a long coat German Shepherd puppy up for adoption, send me one of your great photos of the dog or puppy, and I might post it on my website. Puppy adoption fees must be reasonable for me to consider this.