A 39-year-old professional photographer, from Melbourne, Australia, has taken professional headshots of dogs that are ready to be attached to the dogs’ CVs or passports.
Watch the photographer taking amazing headshots of dogs
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Belinda Richards – who is a professional photographer and Creative Director of Frog Dog Studios – spent two years capturing the dogs to create an adorable collection.
Belinda said: “Noises and peanut butter are our biggest secret in getting the subject’s attention, a fun noise is a key to getting that connection with the lens.”
She says peanut butter should be in any pet photographer’s arsenal as dogs love it and sit still for a couple of minutes so she gets a huge variety of different facial expressions.
“The idea behind each shot is to capture images which emulate human portraits and elicit a connection with the observer. We see headshots of humans in our lives every day on our social media platforms”, she added.
“It is a form factor which we have all grown accustomed to and is a staple of the digital age.”
She says a Dog Wrangler is also an important part of the shoot so 31-year-old dog wrangler, Tony Ladson helps Belinda to take a perfect shot.
Tony helps them sit still so she can take a good shot.
Tony said: “It’s on me to get the dog doing the things we need the dog to do. This is often very simple stuff like sit, stay and look cute. However, dogs and cats are very good at sensing when things are not normal which can often lead to some challenging situations.”
“A photo studio is not a normal environment for a dog so a big part of my job is making the animal feel comfortable and safe which is done by spending time with the animals whilst they suss out the studio, giving them treats and playing ball.
The pair have created a great collection of dog portraits which leaves everyone amazed. The clients often are left in tears after seeing their dog’s pictures.
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