Rhiannon Buckle is a pet photographer. To improve her work, she invited a bunch of cats to come hang out at her studio and get studied. She tells us a few things she’s learned.
Patience is definitely key with cats and not having high expectations that they will do what you want them too. As a pet photographer, it’s easy to get frustrated or deflated that you can’t capture the shots you have planned. A lot of work with animals is changing and adapting your shoot to what the animal needs and what will make them most relaxed.
With this type of photography, I quickly learned that a lot of the shoot is about following the lead of the animal and embracing the unplanned moments. You can get some fun and quirky expressions when you catch the animal off guard.