• Fine art photographs start with the eye of the photographer. It is more than just pointing and shooting your digital camera. Understanding how light, exposure, speed of shot, and response of camera is critical in getting portrait quality photographs. This knowledge is not casually learned but takes a great deal of education and experience in order to truly capture the essence of your pet.
  • Editing in the “digital darkroom” requires special training and long hours. I personally do all the editing and take it from initial shot to final production. It is not just a simple crop and exposure change but requires extra detail to white balance, exposure, tonal curve, shadow balance, removal of distracting elements in the photograph and much more. Application of special effects not only require special software but also a creative eye on what effect will enhance the photograph but still keep your pet the main focus of the portrait.Cat-on-back-of-photographer-2013-(1-of-1)
  • Pets do not tend to pose for their photographs as well as people do. Also, their head height is lower than the typical camera perspective of a standing photographer. Thus, photographing pets is more challenging and requires more patience from the photographer than doing a studio portrait of a person. In fact, the typical position of Karen is often prone on the ground in order to capture the correct camera angle of your pet.