IT’S A BOOK!
Beautiful Beasties: A Creative Guide to Modern Pet Photography, by Jamie Pflughoeft
It’s the book we’ve all been waiting for. A comprehensive guide on professional pet photography tips & techniques and solid pet photography business advice, from a modern pet photographer’s point of view. Available Now on Amazon.com, Wiley.com and at all other major booksellers.
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: Pet photography Business essentials: pet photography pricing, branding, pet photography marketing and more!