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Weekly Photography Challenge – Pet Photography

Image: By Jamie Grant

By Jamie Grant

Last couple of weeks have been all about nature and the outdoors. Another part of nature is the animal kingdom. So this week’s photography challenge is to get out and photograph some pets. If you don’t have any borrow your friend’s or neighbours.

Photographing animals presents a unique set of challenges. You have a moving, possibly unwilling subject to deal with – as well as potentially tricky exposure to try and get detail in fur or feathers. Just the right light is essential, as is a delicate hand at working with your furry (or feathered, or scaled) friends.

Let’s see how creative you can get. Here’s a few ideas to get you started:

Image: By Corrado Alisonno

By Corrado Alisonno

Image: By Sonny Annesley

By Sonny Annesley

Image: By Sergiu Bacioiu

By Sergiu Bacioiu

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By Viola’s visions ????

Image: By Sergiu Bacioiu

By Sergiu Bacioiu

Image: By Rafael Acorsi

By Rafael Acorsi

Image: By Paulo Brandao

By Paulo Brandao

Image: By Tambako The Jaguar

By Tambako The Jaguar

Image: By Charlie Stinchcomb

By Charlie Stinchcomb

Image: By Adam Foster

By Adam Foster

Share your pet photos!

Simply upload your shot into the comment field (look for the little camera icon in the Disqus comments section as pictured below) and they’ll get embedded for us all to see or if you’d prefer upload them to your favourite photo sharing site and leave the link to them.

Need help? How about some articles on pet photography like these:

ALSO: if you’d like to learn how to take great pet photos check out this mini-guide – SnapnPets.

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Darlene Hildebrandt
Darlene Hildebrandt

is an educator who teaches aspiring amateurs and hobbyists how to improve their skills through free articles on her website Digital Photo Mentor, online photography classes, and travel tours to exotic places like Peru, Thailand, India, Cuba, Morocco, Bhutan, Vietnam and more. To help you improve and learn she has two email mini-courses. Sign up for her free beginner OR portrait photography email mini-course here. Or get both, no charge!