Question by  flyslinger2 (16)

How can I start an animal photography career?

I would like to take photos of pets and animals for people but do not know how to start.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

Start by buying a good camera, then the lighting on top of that. Get a couple cute props and start taking pictures. And like what your doing.


Answer by  Ein (34)

The best place to start any photography career is with a local studio doing the same thing you are trying to get into. For example if there was a designated photographer for the local zoo they would be the perfect person to get in contact with.


Answer by  turkinforalivin (1279)

The best way is to begin building a portfolio. Take some free photos for your family, friends, or neighbors. Once you've got some examples of quality work, it's time to start advertising your business. Get a website made and have business cards and flyers printed and pass them out at dog parks.


Answer by  PhotoNut (11)

Get a good Digital SLR camera and small lighting system. Remember, photography is all about lighting. 2 Strobes at a minimum and a few colored backdrops. Get to know your camera, practice on different sized objects first (they don't move). Experiment with reflectors and different lights. Then move up to working with animals for your friends before taking any money.


Answer by  balaji7hills (35)

First u have good camera urself and know how to use camera. You could use natural light, but a flash studio strobe lighting if they really want to it right and the background. if u work out of your home remember to separate workspace from living space.


Answer by  kilua (86)

Select a best camera, approximately 10-20 pixels. Go to the farm where breeding animals, taking pictures of them. You can also use photoshop if you want.


Answer by  dogasomer (17)

First of all you need a fast dslr and a tele lens. The camera you will purchase must take photos fast ( at least 3 or 5 frames per second). Because in animal photography you mustn't miss any action between animals.


Answer by  Mario31 (136)

First, you should look at people that take photos of animals professionally, and ask them about their field, what it is like, how hard is the work, what possible requirements would you need, and so on. Then, you can start slow, taking amateur photos, and adapt from each one.


Answer by  whoareyou (3483)

Starting a career in photography can be a difficult thing, but with persistence and a little talent, it's not impossible. The first thing you need to do is make a portfolio. Start by photographing every animal you come across, and make it professional. Then find a place to become an 'intern' or 'apprentice', and get some experience behind you.

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