Saturday, December 17, 2011

Animal Photography {A guest post by Johanna}


Animal photography.  It's one of the hardest things to do. Especially if you have a little bitty point and shoot and the lenses are slow. Like me.  It's hard, but not impossible.  I'm going to give you a few pointers on how to make your pets look as sweet on camera, as they are in real life.


Hi! I'm Johanna Grace.  I'm the blogger over at Growing up on a Farm, and phos-graphé {photography} I dabble in blog design too, if you want to check it out I'm over at Me Too! Studios.  I've loved photography pretty much all my life, ever since my memaw bought me a bright red mickey mouse camera and a roll of film, I think I was 6 then.  It's only been in the last 2 years where I have really come to see photography as an art, and not just a pastime.  So here are a few things I've learned about animal photography. Maybe it'll help you out some time.

Why, Hello there!
  • Give your furry friend some space.  Don't try to get to close.  Chances are, you get to close and you will get bit.  Not cool.  Take advantage of that lovely thing called zoom. But don't zoom in to much or you just have a blur. 
Mother Goose
  • Be spontaneous.  This picture was taken in the pig pen.  Background? Nasty, Goose + Half eaten pumpkin? Pretty.  It works.  
  • Calm down.  Just sit down be quit.  Sometimes pictures will come to you. 
Watching his flocks
  •  Be quick.  The next picture was him running up to me and trying to lick my face.  But thanks to the fact that my camera was already on and working, I caught him. 
  •  Do something different.  Don't center it, a new perspective makes it look so much better. 
  • Finally, talk to them.  Just some low sounds calms them a little. 

And that is about it.  Do you have any tips for animal photography you'd like to share? I'd love to hear them! 

Thanks so much for letting me post Lilly! It's been fun! 

~Johanna  Grace

Johanna Grace is the aspiring writer, designer and photographer behind Growing up on a Farm, phos-graphé {photography} and Me Too! Studios.  You can find her on Twitter if you're so inclined, @phosgraphe or even send her an email. She had a facebook, but is taking a two month long break and will be back in 2012.  It's been fun meeting you! (She says) 

1 comment:

Lily said...

Johanna, This is amazing!! Thank you so much for posting!!! :)