Pets are cute, full of personality and completely unpredictable!
We don’t envy the poor photographer who has to get them to play ball, but we have
attempted to take some of the pressure away from the shoot, with these five
assets from Envato
If you’re starting out as a pet photographer
and need a logo, then this is perfect. Simple, but effective, the Photopetz:
Pet Photography Logo makes good use of a camera iris and the outline of popular
pets in a design that’s sharp and pleasing..
Although not particularly aimed at pet
photography,the Toy Camera Actions for Photoshop download has a
fun indie feel to give your animal photographs a unique look. There
are 16 to choose from and they work non-destructively.
I’m big on the little extras it takes to make a good experience for clients, and these 12 Pet and Animal Icons are great
additions to add to your offering. Use them as part of a social media package
like headers or adverts, or just add one to your email signature for a dash of
If you’re looking to up-sell on your
photography services, why not try My Best Friend. The pack contains 4 vector
illustrations: cat, dog, parrot and rabbit, perfect for extras like posters,
cards or t shirts.
Hucklebuck is curvy, sweet font with a happy–go–lucky feel. Created in the style of hand painted sign
lettering, the font was inspired by window lettering on an old store and oozes
charm and character.
asset here is from Envato Elements, where you can download
unlimited resources for a monthly subscription.
Tuts+ Top Tips
Get down to their level, you’ll get a better perspective
and a better sense of the character of the animal. Using live view can be really
beneficial for this!
flash. Pets may be frightened by sudden bursts of light, and if you’re
photographing larger animals like horses then it could be dangerous, as well as
Get a good mix of candid and posed photographs. For posed
ones, think about adding relevant objects to the surroundings so that it isn’t
too stilted and formal. Conversely, remember to get rid of unnecessary clutter!
Patience is a virtue. The animal should never feel
stressed or like you’re angry with them if they’re not doing what you want them
to do. If the pet isn’t in a cooperative mood, don’t be afraid to rearrange for