It’s Friday and we have another professional pet photography Project 52 blog circle post. Our theme for this week is “sense of scale.” Many times it is hard to tell how large or small a subject is unless there is something in the image to give it scale. This is often especially true when you have images of animals that can vary greatly in size, like dogs. I once chose a foster dog based on a picture I saw of him and thought he was a dog similar in size to Mr. Bojangles (around 10 pounds), but since there was nothing in the image to give me a sense of scale it turns out he was actually more than twice the size of Mr. Bojangles. My neighbors all thought that Mr. Bojangles had a sudden growth spurt and were a little confused. LOL!

In order to create a sense of scale for my image this week, I photographed Paco with his dad. Not only are these types of images great for creating a sense of scale, but they are also a great way to incorporate a human into the mix without the pressure of smiling or making sure our hair is combed. Our goal when shooting images of pets is to always include a few images of the pets with their people, especially those that show a relationship or bond.


Scaling up next is Pawparazzi Pet and Animal Photography presented by Shae Pepper Photography. After you see what she has for us, head around the rest of the blog circle until you arrive back here.

Don’t forget to come out to see us tomorrow at the Montgomery Farmers’ Market and enter our drawing to win a pet portrait session for your special pet.

If you would like to book a custom pet portrait session send us an email to suzi [at], or give us a call at 513.655.5696.

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