Pet Portraits - Keys To Success

Angela Lawson

Angela Lawson, Cr.Photog., CPP

Session Time: Jan 13th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Ryman Studio O, Level 0
Track(s): Hands On, Technique


Pets are an integral part of many families. Whether it is the beloved family dog, the faithful companion to a growing child, the cats treated like children, or the other wonderful animals people chose to have as pets, photographers are called upon to capture these special family members. For many photographers, this is challenging as pet photography involves scenarios that are not taught in photography manuals. Spend time with Angela Lawson as she takes you beyond the technical aspects of photographing animals. She will show you the many helpful ways to work with animals, in general, as well as specific tips for working with certain animals and posing techniques that are unique to animal portraiture. Cover everything from the importance of the pre-consultation to pet-specific handling tips. Learn successful studio lighting arrangements and even proper ways for posing pets by themselves and with their people. Discover the secrets to amazing pet photography – it’s all here!  

Thank you to Dury's for providing our speakers with equipment at Imaging USA! Visit them at Booth 528 for deals on equipment you've seen here. Special pricing on demo gear is available on a first come, first serve basis.

Equipment Used for this Course:

  • Lighting:
    • Strobes: 2 strobes-Elinchrome
  • Modifiers: Wescott: 2-36" Rapid Box (Elinchrome Mount)
  • Reflectors: 2- Standing Reflectors
  • Backgrounds: Wescott: 2- Background Support System 1-9' grey paper

1 Hands on Course costs $99.00

2 Hands on Courses cost $159.00

3 Hands on Courses cost $199.00

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