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.
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.