Welcome to the portal page for what is my favourite photographic genre....animals.
I photograph all kinds of animals, both wild and domestic, of course dogs and horses are the most popular. However, all animals have their own characters, I speak from experience of having kept poultry, even rescue battery hens
Donkeys are maligned, a symbol of stupidity (and backsides), yet I find them real characters.
Rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, ferrets, snakes, lizards, tortoises, alpacas rats, mice, hamsters.....
In arranging a session, firstly, how would you describe your pet, to help me capture its personality? Secondly, is there a favourite location? - mainly for dogs and horses. Cats, and most other pets will normally be at home or in a studio setting.
My aim is to stimulate natural curiosity - what's this? I do not use treats because of potential dietry problems. I train my own dog not to expect or scrounge food from strangers. I also prefer not to use toys, except as a last resort.
The Wurzels once joked "If at first you don't succeed - forget it". Any pet photographer with this attitude might as well forget it. I am prepared to keep trying for that special moment.
I am in the process of setting up a mobile pet portrait studio with appropriate backdrops, props and studying studio lighting techniques with a view of "how can this be applied to pet photography?"
Inspirational pet photographers include Larry Adler, Arica Dorff, Rachael Hale McKenna and Elke Vogelsang
All images and content of "Wessex Pet Photography"
© Howard Woolford 2008 - 2018