12 Awesome Dog Portraits By Susan Sabo

12 Awesome Dog Portraits By Susan Sabo

Susan Sabo is a professional photographer from Long Beach, CA. Instead of specializing in weddings or family portraits, she specializes in environmental and animal portraits.

She runs a full-time business and spends part of her time and talent working with rescued animals. Her portraits are clever, heart-warming and full of personality and, they help the animals. A portion of all her sales are donated to rescue organizations such as HSUS.

To see more of Susan’s photography, visit her Etsy shop.


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AWESOME? It's not easy to take animals' portraits, but these examples are INSUFFICIENT for a pro photographer!

I agree with Alessio - there is absolutely NOTHING interesting in these images... no emotional content, no particularly interesting lighting, no captured expressions, nothing.. plus the dogs themselves are damned ugly...!

 You must not be looking at the same photos that I am.

 @marios & @Alessio, ever try taking a decent photo of an animal? I doubt it. It's hard, way harder than trying to take decent photo's of children.  Maybe you didn't bother to read the opening paragraph about the photo's. Chances are these dogs are rescues or in need of rescuing and she's taking the photo's to help the animals get adopted. This also means that the dogs don't understand jack about sitting still or not eating the background. Getting the photo's that are as good as these takes great patience and perseverance. Susan Sabo is doing a great thing for dogs in need. Maybe something you should consider. 

K. G. Brown's picture

But, these are supposed to be "12 Awesome Dog Portraits".
They aren't "awesome" at all, just the run of the mill, slightly out of focus dog owner shots.
Look here:  http://www.amandajones.com  to see how it done...

i think they are great.... and..... you guys should consider that there may be a financial benefit in adding pet photography to your repertoire....

nice post

I thought these were great! As a dog owner, these images made me want to hire the photographer. They are fun, quirky, with a little indie feel... not sure what, but there's something about them.

Although not perfect technically, I like them! I am a dog photographer and I find that if you're in the studio, keeping it simple like this is the best way to go... because they aren't the easiest subject and use of too much propping just starts to look VERY cheesy. They're nice! And the dogs are not ugly! That's a rather rude thing to say! Just sayin.

Check her out. She's doing excellent job with animal photography. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Serenah-Photography/100482606687398 

Will Winter's picture

She, like any other photographer is catering to a certain demand, and she's doing what she loves. Who cares if her style isn't what you're interested in. I doubt she's aiming for any sort of photographic glory, just doing something she's passionate about and trying to make a living doing so.There's more to photography than repeating "technically proficient" standards and guidelines. As someone who can't stand the idea of shooting animal portraits, I did enjoy looking at these. 

Jason Vinson's picture

im going to have to agree that these are not really post worthy images...  dogs are very hard to photograph, but in one 20 minute attempt with my welsh terrier i got images better then this. the images look soft, the fake vignette is over done. the paper is dirty, wrinkled and distracting... 

Norbert J. Sülzner's picture

The photos are sometimes photographed in an unusual angle. And of course they are technically perfect. And yes, it's hard to photograph dogs (as well as children).But I'd actually expect more photos in action. And maybe even a Golden Retriever, a Border Collie, a poodle ... I honestly have to say, I'm a bit disappointed by the photos.

Norbert J. Sülzner's picture

... an unusual angle. And of course they are technically perfect. And yes, it's hard to photograph dogs (as well as children).But I'd actually expect more photos in action. And maybe even a Golden Retriever, a Border Collie, a poodle ... I honestly have to say, I'm a bit disappointed by the photos.

Not a fan at all personally.. the photographer posted by K.G.Brown is far superior.. or check out the more recent works of the late Garry Gross.

A few personal dog images of mine.. not professional work mind you.. this was done while I was a student.