Photographer Norah Levine focuses primarily on commissioned portraits, editorial, and stock photography, and works actively with animal organizations to create awareness and support for their cause. Here she shares her thoughts on getting started in the heart-warming arena of pet photography.
"I was recently asked to photograph a marketing campaign for an Austin-area animal welfare organization. The project involved photographing clients as they arrived for appointments at the clinic.
The photo sessions were quick (usually 10 minutes or less), so I enjoyed the challenge of quickly but thoughtfully capturing the unique faces with my camera.
If you're looking to get started in pet photography, I highly recommend getting as many furry faces in front of your lens as possible. Find a simple background and shoot away. Variety is your friend and, oh, such good practice!"
Norah shares tricks of the pet portrait trade, including the importance of using props, forging a playful connection between photographer and subject, and discerning the all-important details regarding a pet’s behavior, in her upcoming workshop.
with Norah Levine
July 31 - August 3, 2013