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Pet Photography by Norah Levine

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CHAPTER 5: THE LIGHT

Good lighting is key to the success of your pet photographs. While on location, I look for light that draws my attention, and while I’m always looking for the most pleasing location and lighting combination, I will often choose nice light over a perfect location.

While in many ways lighting techniques can be applied to all genres of photography, there are specific issues to consider when lighting for pet photography. Your lighting choices will not only directly impact the emotional and aesthetic quality of your images, but also the overall experience for you and the pets and people in front of your lens. There is a lot of value in becoming aware of the many options for lighting so that you can make conscious decisions for ...

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