Before You Start
Here is the edited version of my photo if you’d like to open it in Lightroom to see the adjustments I made. I hope these techniques help you have a successful pet photography session.
Step 1: Get Your Companion Camera-Ready
The model for this photoshoot was my cat, Boo. She’s a 13-year-old, garage-sale rescue who enjoys napping in the sun, belly rubs, and tearing up paper.
You can take photos of your furry, scaly, or feathered friends just about anywhere. For a composed portrait session, find a spot with plenty of natural light and a background that’s not too cluttered. Set up a cushion or stool in front of a blank wall to make a simple scene in a pinch. Most importantly, your companion should be comfortable. Some clean white sheets on my bed created a stylish contrast with Boo’s fur.