In this chapter, I’ll be diving into a discussion of composition, color, and creativity in pet portraits. Each of these topics plays a supportive role to the others, and while they all apply to other genres of photography, specific considerations with regard to pet photography are well worth exploring.


Whether you’re creating a photograph, constructing a painting, designing a building, or even decorating a room, composition plays an integral role to the overall aesthetic of the final product. Composition should play a role in your image and your goals for that image, no matter what kind of photograph you’re creating. Pet photography may seem “cutesy” to some, but I assure you that successful ...

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