'Never work with animals or children.'
It's true and I would add insects to that list too!
But sometimes you have to.
So here are my tips on taking pictures of animals that look good.
Don't expect things to happen quickly, you can't rush animals they're in charge.
Plan in advance:
Once everything's set up, travel light.
Walk around slowly, stand still and observe the animals.
When you see something you want to photograph be ready to press the shutter, take several shots rapid fire, to ensure that you get one where the animal is in the perfect position. They just don't get, 'stand still and smile'.
So here goes, these are my favourite shots from this shoot.
Look for good groups to photograph
Zoom in for a really tight crop.
Look for patterns, odd numbers work best.
Look for great light and go for the emotional pull.
Put images in context.
Try and catch moments like this where there is a dialogue,
'Hold my hand, we can cross the road together'
And you don't always have to focus on the face
to take a great shot.
Found photographing in rain or shine for magazines and the like.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.