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  • Hello There Pet Photographer!

    Hello and welcome to the Beautiful Beasties Pet Photographer Resources website one-stop-shop for pet photographers! If you have stumbled upon this site looking for pet photography tips & techniques, tips on pet photography business & pet photography marketing, blog posts with shooting tips, information on gear, ideas for how to start a pet photography business, or even just want to network with your fellow colleagues, you have come to the right place. Whether you have a passion for photographing animals as a hobby or are a serious full time professional, you will find this to be the website you need for all things pet photography on the web.

    The very best pet photography resources are here: from books to workshops to consulting, blog posts for pet photographers, interviews with pros, templates, classes and more, all from leading industry professionals. We hand pick every item on the website and ensure it is of the highest quality.

    We sincerely welcome you to the Beautiful Beasties and hope you find what you are looking for!

Beautiful Beasties- A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography Book

It’s the guide we’ve all been waiting for. A comprehensive book on all things pet photography, from a modern pet photographer’s point of view.

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Table of Contents sampling:

Chapter 1: The history of pet photography: the backstory, early and modern influencers, the value of pet photography and more
Chapter 2: Equipment: cameras, lenses, accessories, computers, software and more
Chapter 3: Working with pets as models: behavior, body language, photographing your own pets and more
Chapter 4: Pre-session checklists: checking equipment and accessories, creating shot lists, defining goals and more
Chapter 5: Photography Basics: ISO, aperture, shutter speed, metering, focusing, EV tables, white balance, and more
Chapter 6: Lighting: natural, auxiliary- flash and studio, lighting challenges, lighting accessories
Chapter 7: Composition: rule of thirds, PLP (Pet Level Photos), capturing expressions, location ideas, variety and more
Chapter 8: Pet Photography challenges: bad behavior, shelter pets, weather issues, ‘stage moms’, studio work and more
Chapter 9: Post-Production: workflow, archiving, editing in Lightroom and Photoshop, fixing common errors and more
Chapter 10: Developing personal style: finding inspiring, defining your own style, editing to create style and more
Chapter 11: Going pro: portfolio building, start-up process, determining expenses, working with clients and more
Chapter 12: Business essentials: pricing, branding, marketing and more!

For more information or to buy the book, head over to the book page on Amazon below!



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