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This new entry in the From Snapshots to Great Shots series will teach readers everything they need to know about photographing their pets. Like all books in the series, the book will offer instruction on basic photographic technique, discussing exposure settings, lighting, equipment, etc. Then the book will dive into working with various types of animals, posing them, capturing action shots, and working with multiple subjects.
From Snapshots to Great Shots is a beautiful how-to photography series that provides the perfect blend of instruction, inspiration, and reference for specific camera models and photography concepts. Featuring a clear, elegant design; outstanding images that educate and inspire; and a friendly, accessible voice, this series helps photographers get great shots every time they pick up their camera.
Chapter 1: Ten Tips for Pet Photography
Focus on the eyes
Patience pays off
Set up your camera before hand
Know your subject
The right lens for the job
Using depth of field
Get down to their level
Fill the frame
Chapter 2: Photography Basics
The Fundamentals of Light and Digital Photography
The Importance of Light
Types of Light
Color, Direction and Intensity of Light
Shutter Speed, Aperture and ISO
Chapter 3: The Gear
The Right Gear for The Job
Chapter 4: Working with Animals
The Do’s and Don’t when Photographing Pets
Signs of Stress
Chapter 5: Action Shots
Chapter 6: Pet Portraits
Using a flash
Chapter 7: Working with multiple subjects
The Challenge of Multiple Pets
People and their Pets
Chapter 8: All Creatures Great and Small
Reptiles, Rodents and Other Small Animals
The Challenge of Puppies and kittens
Working with Mature Pets
Appendix: Giving Back
Working with rescue organizations