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02/27/2011 07:48:57 PM · #1
Is any one on this site a pet photographer? Do you think there is a market for Pet Photography? Any input would be greatly appreciated!
02/27/2011 08:11:56 PM · #2
I'd suggest PM'ing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shutterpug as she's managed to create some serious successes with those hideous little beasts she owns.. ;)

Message edited by author 2011-02-27 20:12:17.
02/27/2011 08:50:58 PM · #3
Originally posted by coryboehne:

I'd suggest PM'ing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shutterpug as she's managed to create some serious successes with those hideous little beasts she owns.. ;)

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02/27/2011 09:38:26 PM · #4
Thanks! PM sent! Looking to make this my main focus for marketing... Will work on some portfolio images this week and then post to see what everyone things... Thanks again for your time!
02/27/2011 10:09:43 PM · #5
I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' yakatme is doing per photography these days, among other things. I know he was thinking about it...
02/27/2011 10:48:23 PM · #6
Start of portfolio

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02/28/2011 04:31:07 PM · #7
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I think ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' yakatme is doing per photography these days, among other things. I know he was thinking about it...


Yep, among many other things, I am about to launch headlong into pet photography.

As far as the OP's questions: Yes, I been looking into it for quite awhile and I believe that there is a market for pet photography, especially when I see what is passing for pet photography overall these days. There are a lot of people calling themselves pet photographers but I don't see much in the way of quality images of pets.

I think also that locations and potential clients makes a big difference as to whether or not you feel like there is a market for pet photography. I think that I am fortunate to live in Miami (that's about the only good reason to still be here) in that there are plenty of people here who are willing to spend a good amount of money on their pets. Despite this down economy I have found that those who own medium to large businesses are mostly unaffected. They have downsized and streamlined their businesses at the expense of the 'little people' but they are more profitable (on a personal income level) than ever before. I have met so many people in Miami who fit this description and they are spending plenty of money on things that aren't necessary.

Anyway, I have started to build a pet portfolio so that when I am ready to start I can do so looking like I've been doing it and doing it well for awhile. Here are some of what I have so far:

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It's a start, but I want to have a lot more to show before I start promoting this as a branch of my business. I need to add some pictures of dogs, birds, and people with their pets.
02/28/2011 05:49:10 PM · #8
Originally posted by coryboehne:

I'd suggest PM'ing ' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' shutterpug as she's managed to create some serious successes with those hideous little beasts she owns.. ;)


hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.

I don't have a pet photography business right now - though I would like to. I just don't have the funds to go head long into it.
Waiting to win the lottery first. lol

I have had a yorkshire terrier image be used in a yorkie magazine as the centerfold years back. And then there is the big check winner of my pugs on Avanti press card. Back when I did have a side business in pet photography going - which the only marketing was flyers hanging in pet stores - I did alright with getting clients and having them pleased with their images.
When and if I can ever get my own business going again, I am thinking of doing mainly shoots at the owners home, at parks, etc as I feel clients like the outdoor natural environment images best.

02/28/2011 07:09:22 PM · #9
Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)

(BTW, how should I cook a pug to really bring out the sweetness? BBQ sauce, or no?) ;)
02/28/2011 07:10:37 PM · #10
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)

(BTW, how should I cook a pug to really bring out the sweetness? BBQ sauce, or no?) ;)


Shame on you!!! You bring out the sweetness just by cuddling with them on the couch. They're great lap little lap warmers on cold winter nights.

02/28/2011 07:15:04 PM · #11
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)

(BTW, how should I cook a pug to really bring out the sweetness? BBQ sauce, or no?) ;)


Shame on you!!! You bring out the sweetness just by cuddling with them on the couch. They're great lap little lap warmers on cold winter nights.


LOL, thanks, I really did need a decent chuckle today (really... It's been HORRIBLE!)
02/28/2011 10:44:59 PM · #12
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

[ You bring out the sweetness just by cuddling with them on the couch.


Sure...tried that with the missus and all I got from it was "Get away from me ya pervert" :O)

Ray
02/28/2011 10:54:09 PM · #13
Originally posted by RayEthier:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:

[ You bring out the sweetness just by cuddling with them on the couch.


Sure...tried that with the missus and all I got from it was "Get away from me ya pervert" :O)

Ray


Perhaps you should try cooking her. ;)
03/01/2011 03:15:04 AM · #14
I like Pet Photography very much.
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Camron Sareja
03/01/2011 04:37:10 AM · #15
i like turtles
03/01/2011 08:38:46 AM · #16
Originally posted by smardaz:

i like turtles


mmmm... Soup!
03/01/2011 08:57:41 AM · #17
Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Originally posted by smardaz:

i like turtles


mmmm... Soup!


I had a tortoise named Soup when I was in Alaska....found it a new home when I decided to drive back to MI.

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Message edited by author 2011-03-01 08:58:37.
03/01/2011 11:33:47 AM · #18
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Originally posted by smardaz:

i like turtles


mmmm... Soup!


I had a tortoise named Soup when I was in Alaska....found it a new home when I decided to drive back to MI.

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In a pot of hot water?
03/01/2011 03:50:59 PM · #19
Did someone say pet photography?

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Laura 3573 by PKMousie, on Flickr

Like, photographs of pets?

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Pets in photos?

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Rudi 3561 by PKMousie, on Flickr

I do that. I just don't make any money from it. :)
03/01/2011 03:55:09 PM · #20
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)


Go ahead, deny the awesome cuteness of pugs, but you will lose in the end.

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03/01/2011 05:01:21 PM · #21
Gorgeous images, y'all. Here's something I took for a friend. It was unplanned, but I love how the chair in the back sort of anchors the image.

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03/01/2011 05:24:15 PM · #22
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)


Since they have bugged out eyes they can be great watch dogs, just stick them in a central location and they can watch the front and back door at the same time.
03/01/2011 05:52:14 PM · #23
Originally posted by Mousie:

Originally posted by coryboehne:

Originally posted by ShutterPug:



hideous? How dare you call my beautiful babies hideous. They are so sweet.



I was referring to looks, not taste. :)


Go ahead, deny the awesome cuteness of pugs, but you will lose in the end.

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Peaches 2808 by PKMousie, on Flickr


Watch Men in Black and tell me that again! ;)
03/01/2011 06:02:50 PM · #24
Originally posted by coryboehne:

Watch Men in Black and tell me that again! ;)


I was JUST gonna say that :-)

R.
03/01/2011 06:53:30 PM · #25
Originally posted by ShutterPug:

Originally posted by EL-ROI:

Originally posted by smardaz:

i like turtles


mmmm... Soup!


I had a tortoise named Soup when I was in Alaska....found it a new home when I decided to drive back to MI.

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MAAAAAAn you guys totally didn't get my reference....I'm really disappointed.

I Like Turtles!
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