cameras for pet photography

It’s DOG SHOTS time again

We haven’t done a DOG SHOTS workshop since last June, so we thought we better get one scheduled! If you can arrange to be in Dallas, we’d love to have you sign up for our one-day beginners pet photography workshop. We keep the group small and we meet at the Teresa Berg Photography studio and cover both indoor shooting and outdoor shooting with DSLRs. We discuss the manual camera settings and managing the dogs you photograph. That’s right! We work the dogs so they don’t work us! I know so many people start out in pet photography by chasing their subjects with their cameras. Not here.

We won’t cover the BUSINESS of pet photography in this workshop. We’ll cover shooting indoors and outdoors and we have some adorable dog models coming in to work with us. And talk a lot about working with rescue groups.

It’s SATURDAY, MARCH 1ST FROM 10AM-5PM CENTRAL. The cost is $295 which includes lunch and a very full day of photography. Sign up by calling the studio at 972-250-2415. These classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay. And for those of you who need a nearby hotel room, we have a special arrangement with the Marriott for only $59 per night!



Point. Shoot. Save a life!

Looks like a great new point & shoot camera is hitting the market, the Samsung EX2F.  This compact camera looks like a great choice for animal rescue photography.

Why?  Two different types of image stabilization (great for maintaining sharpness in low light conditions) –fast 1.4 lens and a great zoom range.  AND lots of megapixels (12.4) and good video options, too.   If you’re frustrated with the results you’ve been getting from your current compact digital camera, but you’re not willing to jump in to the world of expensive and sometimes complicated DSLRs, check this one out.  At $499 it’s well-priced for all the power and features.

I can’t wait to test one out!

Product Highlights

  • 12.4Mp Resolution
  • 3.0″ AMOLED Display
  • 1/1.7″ BSI CMOS Sensor
  • 3.3x Optical Zoom, 12x Digital
  • 5.2-17.2mm Zoom Lens (24-80mm)
  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 Video Recording
  • Dual Optical/Digital Image Stabilization
  • Dual Capture: Simultaneous Photo/Video
  • Smart Camera: Wi-Fi Sharing, Backup, etc
  • Creative Movie Maker Software Included

Pet portraits boost adoption rates | Point & Shoot Cameras

I know that a lot of you are not prepared to sink a lot of money in to photography equipment and only want to photograph your pets and adoptable pets for a local group. So I am constantly trying to offer helpful hints that are easy on the pocketbook. This also supports my long held belief that it is NOT the camera that makes a good shot –it’s the skill of the photographer.  If you want to see a photographer bristle,  just say something like “wow! that’s a great shot –you must have a really good camera!”  They will not be able to walk away from you fast enough.

I recently stumbled across a great article on point and shoot cameras on Photoshelter that I wanted to share with you. This article talks about which p&s cameras professional photographers use. Those of us who actually make a living with our cameras LOVE to be able to have simple, lightweight cameras to take on vacation or just to have with us wherever we go –so professionals buy these cameras, too.  And some of them have price tags that will surprise you. So if you’re in the market for a new p&s camera and you want to see what they can do in the hands of a professional — read the article and look at the sample photos they have posted.  Remember that a fast lens is very important, so when you’re comparing, look for that low f number.  In other words, a 2.0 lens is faster than a 6.3 lens.  The faster the lens, the less supplemental light you will need –and wouldn’t we all be thrilled if we didn’t have to mess with a flash??

Happy reading!