I am often asked which breed makes the best dog photography model? Which breed do you enjoy photographing the most?
These are very simple questions to answer, every dog is a great dog model, every dog can be relaxed enough to show their character for the camera.
Pugs are a popular breed of dog and their features make them very endearing to the viewer. They do have their health problems and can be an acquired taste but they do make taking their photographs easy.
Their colouration helps as there are areas of high contrast which helps the camera focus, that’s the boring technical stuff out of the way so back to the question.
Pugs tend to have big characters and are not usually shy or wary. The Pugs I have worked with have a zest for life and a curiosity to explore what is around them and it is this energy that comes across on their photographs and it is this character and energy that engages the viewer and draws them into the image.
Pug owners will know exactly what I am talking about and have experienced their character for themselves and when I am photographing Pugs, I am repeatedly asked to make sure I capture their character.
Pugs are very expressive and are great communicators and these characteristics really shine through the image.
This is Marty, you would never have guessed his name if I hadn’t told you!
Marty is a great dog photography model, look at the power of his gaze! He knows he is good, he has and shows that confidence with his bold posture and use of eye contact and his character oozes into the camera and really engages with you, the viewer.
There is such an aura of confidence, this is also Marty and he really knows how to show off for the camera and how to demonstrate how much of a dude he is.
I love working with dogs and photographing dogs is the most fun as I get to meet such wonderful characters, photograph them and create beautiful portraits for their owners to keep and enjoy.
Our dogs are only with us for a short time and I have beautiful portraits of all the dogs I have had the pleasure of living with. Such happy memories.