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Capturing the Beauty of Dogs through Photography

Dogs are one of the most beloved creatures in the world, and capturing their beauty often involves using a camera. Nadine Wollborn, a talented photographer whose work specializes in pet portraits, recently took me on a photo shoot with Airedale Struppi and Fienchen. It was the perfect opportunity to get out of the house and away from the endless cycle of walking my own dogs. The experience was both exhilarating and educational, and I learned the importance of proper pet photography techniques.

The Energy of Dogs

The energy of dogs is one of the most intriguing things about them. They are constantly on the move, sniffing around, and exploring their environment. As a photographer, I had to find a way to capture this energy, as well as their individual personalities. This took time, patience, and practice. To get the perfect shot, it was necessary to understand the dog’s body language, as well as their owner’s. This helped me to make them feel comfortable and ensured that they remained in a good mood throughout the shoot.

Lighting Matters

Good lighting is crucial for photography, and it’s no different with pet portraits. Dogs, being extremely active animals, move around a lot and require lighting that is flexible and able to keep up with their movements. When photographing dogs, it’s important to choose the right time of day that provides the best lighting. Early morning or late afternoon, when the sun is less harsh, can make for a great shot. Wollborn taught me to use reflections of light to capture the perfect shot, which was especially helpful when photographing darker-colored dogs.

Equipment and Technique

Choosing the right equipment and techniques are essential for capturing great pet portraits. Wollborn used a number of different lenses and cameras for different shots. She also used a tripod to keep the camera steady and a remote release to ensure that the camera wasn’t disturbed by touch. One of the greatest lessons I learned from her was to always be ready to take a shot. Timing is everything, and dogs won’t wait for you to adjust your settings or find the right angle.

Living with Multiple Sclerosis and Dogs

Living with Multiple Sclerosis can be a challenge, especially when it comes to walking and caring for dogs. One of the biggest challenges is the fatigue that comes with MS, making walking and playing with your pet more difficult. Sometimes, even holding a camera can be challenging. However, the joy of owning a dog can help lift your spirits, and pets can be extremely therapeutic. They provide comfort and unconditional love, helping people living with MS cope with their symptoms.


Q: What is the best time of day for pet photography?
A: Early morning or late afternoon can provide more natural light and softer shadows.

Q: How can I capture my dog’s energy in photos?
A: Understanding their body language and using lighting that complements their movement can help capture their energy.

Q: Can pet ownership be beneficial for those with MS?
A: Yes, pets provide companionship, comfort, and love, which can be therapeutic and help with managing symptoms.