Inspiration: Charlie the Cheeky Monkey

Aka Square Dog Photography.

I’ve been following Charlie on Flickr for a long time now and am quite impressed with his body of work. In addition to a pet portraiture business, he works with his local pet shelter taking photos of their animals. Well-done photographs can help get them adopted faster. Charlie is aces in my book for doing this.

When I look through his flickr stream, I’m always amazed by the range of expressions the cats and dogs show.


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My day at the shelter


Most of these images are, if I don’t miss my guess, single-light, shot through a softbox. For those of you lacking the gear, try a diffused window light.

And get down to their eye level. Use simple backgrounds.


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