Here is a series of photographs of my beloved siberian husky, Nikki. I have a fascination with the beauty of Nikki’s eyes. Sometimes she seems so wolf-life to me. Enjoy this portrait. As mentioned many times, if you can focus on the eyes of an animal and create a sharp focus with them, it dignifies both the animal and the photograph.
Think creatively with animal photography. Just changing my position and waiting patiently until Nikki shifted her body position created this perception of looking and yearning in a seemingly wild landscape. Enjoy!
When photographing a pet portrait, try to be eye level as this seemingly gives the pet a position of power. This technique is also very good to use with children. Get low and be eye level with them. As with this photograph, a “profile” can be both a unique and interesting portrait as well. Enjoy!
Here was a wonderful opportunity with animal photography as the elk were sparing together in a field. It was a spontaneous moment that nature photographers love – being in the right place at the right moment. When you are on your photo excursions, look around and really be present with the world around you.