Shelter photos

Once a month or so I volunteer at my local animal shelter and take portraits of the animals. The staff there tells me it dramatically increases the adoption rate. That makes me feel good and I like doing it. This is a shot of "Miss Kitty" a Norwegian Forest Cat mix. Beautiful girl.

Hi I am new

Hi everyone new to fstoppers and this group but love pet photography. Was hoping to hear some of your thoughts on some pictures from my portfolio. I am considering offering my services out there and don’t want to be selling crap. Please don’t worry about my feelings it’s the only way to grow sometimes look forward interacting with the group...

Creepy Caiman

Taken at a zoo in France. This was shot with a 70-200 (can't remember if I had a 1.4x on it or not) and was shot through VERY thick glass.
The image was extremely washed-out so I had to run it through many many photoshop filters to make everything POP. Took a while but I spent a good amount of time on it and I think it came out great!...


From my local animal shelter where I volunteer once or twice a month to take portraits of all the new animals. Brooke really caught my eye on my last visit. Such a regal cat, posing for the camera.

Diem the Wirehaired Vizsla

What I like about this photo is that it was not a lucky accident. I had a plan and it worked well. We went to a local pond in the early morning light. It was overcast giving a nice diffused light. I set up far enough away to not distract Diem. She can get all goofy when she notices me. She was concentrating on fetching a ball from the water...

Close Encounters of the Fox Kind

Is this not the happiest fox you've ever seen?!

Although Ruda has been brought up as a pet she still lives in a natural outdoor environment whilst interacting with her humans.
Working with wild animals is always a challenge and none more than introducing them to a foreign, confined space. It was a matter of patience and allowing...


Who can't appreciate the limbs of a hound, especially when you can exaggerate them through a wider focal length! Long legged and long-snouted.. it's just the best when you want to show off their goofy side :D

A fundraiser for my shelter

Last year I decided to do a fundraiser for my local shelter during the month of May. I donated $25 from every photo shoot I did in May. While it didn't generate a lot of money ($225), the shelter was very appreciative of the donation and both the shelter and I got some press coverage. A win/win.

I decided to do it again this year with...

English Buldog Puppies

Didn`t have any plans that day so I told my neighbor "let`s take your puppies out for a photoshoot" .....and it turns out to be a great day ...they were all over me camera, every lens was licked :D ....

Can makes an amazing recovery

This is Eggnog (where the shelter came up with that name I don't know). She was found in a ditch along side the road and thought to be dead. But a good person picked her up and brought her to the shelter, where with a lot of help she is now up and about, albeit missing one eye, and thriving. I took her portrait last week at my local shelter (...