Lluna's session approach was a bit different. Since her mom's house lacks an abundance of natural light, she brought the kitty to my hometown in Catalonia. At the beginning, she was a bit uncertain of what was going on, but with patience and a few tasty cat treats, she relaxed.
Although the photos look like studio photos, they are certainly not. I didn't use any studio material like flashes, strobes, or umbrellas. I followed Lluna’s lead and I was fast enough to get these amazing shots of her. Then, the rest is post-production (I mainly use Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC).
In a nutshell, here are some benefits of having a pet photo shoot outdoors:
- Action shots (running, fetching, jumping, catching a Frisbee, etc.)
- Variety of shots (action shots, pose shots, portraits, dog interacting with other elements, etc.)
- Variety of backgrounds (sky, ocean, forest, sand, grass, concrete, graffiti, etc.)
- More combination of textures and colors
- Easier to get inspired (just walk around your city and pay attention to all the little details)
- Dynamic and funny pictures
Benefits of an indoor pet photo shoot:
- More personal environment
- Less stressful (in the case of cats or shy pets)
- Easier to get the Fine Art photos without having to go to a Studio
- Easier to keep the pet still
The conclusion here is: It doesn't matter if it's indoor or outdoor as long as the natural light is good and the surroundings are clean and beautiful. What matters is that your pet can have fun with the session and the photographer is able to be creative with what is available.
If you are thinking of having an indoor or outdoor pet photography session, contact me for a free consultation. We can discuss which options are best for your pet, taking into account his/her age and unique personality. I promise you striking images!