Dog Photography That Is Doggone Good

Dog Photography That Is Doggone Good

If you are a dog lover, then you will really dig these doggone awesome photos from Kaylee Greer from Dog Breath Photography and the star of “Pupparazzi.”

Even if you are not a dog owner, you will appreciate her “ruff” approach from her lens choice, to her shooting perspective and use of color and composition to give her images a uniquely canine perspective.

If you are looking for inspiration for your next photoshoot, you can borrow some ideas Greer incorporates into her images. For example, shooting at a wider angle than you normally would, or shooting from a lower position and aiming your lens up to eliminate some distracting elements from the background.

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In one episode of “Pupparazzi,” she was spotted using a Canon 11-24mm f/4 lens to capture her signature style images. Although her camera logo in the episode was obscured with a piece of tape, she appeared to be using a Canon EOS 1DX Mark II to capture her photos.

Granted some of these techniques will not work as well with human subjects as with our furry friends, they may give you a different perspective in regards to how you approach your own images. If you haven’t seen an episode of “Pupparazzi” yet, you should definitely check it out.

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You will most likely find it eye opening how Greer approaches a location and incorporates flash in her images to really make the sky and colors pop in her photos. After watching an episode you may even be inspired to bring treats on your next portrait shoot.

For lighting she frequently has an assistant with a handheld Profoto B1X flash with a beauty dish, but you could also use a speedlight and a softbox to get a similar result.

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If you are a portrait or landscape shooter, hopefully these images inspire you to bark at the moon and try something new because the power of an image can melt hearts and paws.

All bad dog jokes aside, discovering Greer's work has inspired me to plan a photoshoot for my dog and I hope her work inspires you to get out and shoot a little more often. Whether it be people or puppies, pick up your camera and try some of these techniques out yourself.

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You can find out more about Greer and checkout some more of her work “rover” at her website Dog Breath Photography.

If you have any tips of your own for pet photography, please share them with us in the comment section below.

All images used with permission from Kaylee Greer.

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11 Comments

Steve Ridges's picture

Wow. Seriously good.

imagecolorado's picture

Very Nicely Done.

Jeremy Kramer's picture

These are awesome. Great website as well 🤘

Some of the best I've seen!

These are incredibly good. Kaylee has really cultivated a "look" to her photos that is fun and dynamic and perfect for her subjects.

Thank you. An inspiration.

While I think the dogs look great, and getting them to pose is a great achievement, I think the pictures look over-processed, sorry.

John MacLean's picture

I think it's the OCF lighting that you're seeing and not so much the processing.

I must agree with Paul. I think the lighting is on point. But if you look at those skies for example... or some of the other colors in the shots, way overdone in my opinion. Even if that was SOOC, it could have been toned down to give them a more natural feel. But I guess taste is what comes into play here.

OMG ALL THE PUPPIES!!!