Natural Curiosity – Photo How – To

Capturing different perspectives is key to engaging photographs.  The human brain is used to seeing things a certain way, so when we take a photo in a new or different way, the viewer is immediately drawn in to the photo.  If you are taking photos of animals, you can photograph a different perspective by engaging the animal’s natural curiosity. Do not make them sit still.  Let them move close to you, let them check you out, and you will take photos that really reflect who they are as creatures! Keep snapping away – you’ll be amazed by what you get.

Here are some examples:

This is Scout on my lap looking up at me.  He always lays there while I am watching TV, so I decided to see what I could capture at that level.


This horse wanted to eat my lens – so I let him ;)





































Ahhh – my piggies from Happy Holler. They wondered what I was doing laying on the ground in front of them… got some great expressions!


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  1. Sandy says:

    I totally believe everything happens for a reason. I found you because . . . in my old neighborhood there is a bar called “The Stonehouse”. I was checking on facebook to see if it was still there, your photography page popped up & I had to check it out. Not too long after the pix of John & Shoep was everywhere. I love your photos, especially of animals. Your perspective has changed the way I take pix of my dog (Dude).

  2. Hannah says:

    So cool!! I am so excited I have influenced your photography – always let me know if you have any questions. Have a wonderful day!

  3. Sheila says:

    I really love your pictures and enjoy reading your helpful hints! Can’t wait to try some out and look forward to seeing more from you!

  4. Jessica says:

    I just wanted you to know that I love the way you photograph animals! You capture their personalities, and your compositions are great! I’m definitely taking your advice on snapping more pictures to capture more moments.

  5. Ginni says:

    I love your work. I’ve been passionate about photography and came across your photo of the man and his dog in the water. I’ve always said that if a photograph can take your breath away or bring tears to your eyes, the photographer has done a good job. Your photographs do both. I hope to learn a lot from you.

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