• Tuesday , 21 May 2019

Pet Photography Tips and Techniques

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Gear Used:
D5 Lighting Kit: http://www.fjwestcott.com/d5-octabox-kit
X-Drop System Background: http://www.fjwestcott.com/x-drop-5-x-7-sheet-backdrop#206=155

Team Westcott joins the Toledo Area Humane Society to teach pet photographers, photography enthusiasts, and shelters how to take better, professional-quality pet portraits.

When photographing dogs and cats, it is important to remain patient and calm during the shoot. Minimizing distractions and using toys to direct the pet’s attention are great tricks to capture great images.

It has been proven that shelters with better photographs of their adoptable pets see higher adoption rates. Here, Brandon photographs pets in the lobby of a local humane society with a very compact and portable studio setup. He positions the pets on the easy-to-use X-Drop Backdrop system with a white vinyl backdrop. Vinyl is easy to clean and utilizing a solid color ensures a versatile and subtle setting.

Brandon also uses two Westcott Basics D5 continuous lights with square softboxes. These lights are affordable and easy to setup, producing a soft and appealing light source. Continuous lighting is also much less distracting to animals than strobes, flash, or speedlites.

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14 Comments

  1. Michelle irby
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Well thanks for the great idea for something charitable to do with my camera had never thought of using my camera to help animals get adopted

  2. Chan Chan
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Can you please tell me how many watts of your main and fill light?

  3. Kathrin Leuckel
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    So great that you help rescued animals with your great work. Can't say how much I appreciate that 😍👍

  4. neil cooper
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Super tips thanks, lovely animals too- hope they all got adopted

  5. Scott Miller
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Zero chance Mable spent much time in that shelter! Awesome video

  6. Sage Vets Cat Hotel
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Thanks SO much for the tips! 😀 😀

  7. Luciana Raimondi
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    LOOK AT THE PAWS OMG

  8. Eden Pepos
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    So cute

  9. Gamingtherightway
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    That dog and cat was gorgeous

  10. Posh Pets Photography
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Love that you added cats!

  11. Benjamin Pavel
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Wouldn't be better to stop the aperture down to like 2.8? You get a bit more face in focus and sharper images too as shooting at widest aperture your lens can do tends to make photos softer.
    Otherwise nice tips. 🙂

  12. Olivia Garza
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    This video was very helpful thanks

  13. JOJO X
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    Thank you for your tips!

  14. John Chaney
    February 15, 2019 at 08:53

    I hope they all get adopted. good job.

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