Pet Photography 101 Giveaway

We recently got a chance to check out a great new book called Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat! The book offers tips and tricks for photographing your pet using the latest technologies. There is even a section for taking better photos using a cell phone camera! Written by celebrated pet photographer, Andrew Darlow, the book is a great reference for anyone looking to capture their pets lives and personalities through the use of photography.

The tips offer advice on how to set up shots, and even tips on using digital software for retouching, tips on storage, and many fun ideas for photos as well. Darlow presents the information in a simple, straightforward manner that is helpful for photographers of any skill level. And of course, there are plenty of fun photos of cats and dogs in the book as well!

We have a copy of Pet Photography 101: Tips for taking better photos of your dog or cat to giveaway to one lucky reader! If you want a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post before midnight (MST) on Wed February 24, 2010. You may comment daily until the giveaway closes. Please be sure to fill out the email portion of the comment form correctly, as the winner will be contacted by email.

Darlow is also a judge in the Humane Society’s annual photography contest the Spay Day Online Pet Photo Contest. The contest, which helps raise much needed funds for spaying and neutering programs, runs through March 4th. Be sure to check it out.

*This giveaway is now closed, congrats to Chrysa.*


  1. Janet says:

    THis book sounds and looks great:0)
    My duaghter and I would enjoy this book:)
    We love 2 take pics. of our pets:)

  2. Nancy S. says:

    I could use this. I have the cutest cat but she is dark gray and even when I can get her to stay still, she always seems to blend in to the background.

  3. Melanie says:

    My sister is starting her own photography business, and she wants to focus on pets, I’d love this for her.

  4. amy h says:

    This is very sad to admit…but 80% of the pictures my husband and I take are of our two cats (Cakes & Sprinkles). It sure would be nice to have some tips to take better photos of them. Thanks for the chance!

  5. juau4 says:

    Pets are difficult to photograph. I would Love to learn the tricks that make it easier. Wish I had more pictures of my sweet cockapoo who has been gone for almost a year now; I miss her.

  6. Leah Juarez says:

    I’m an amateur photographer and this book would really help me out! Not to mention, I bet its got some fabulous pictures of fur babies in it too! hehe 🙂

  7. Michael says:

    I enjoy taking pictures of our puppies to ‘capture the moment’ and this would be a chance to learn how make those moments even more special! 🙂

  8. Renee C says:

    Hope to win, we could use the help! Our dog is a golden/chow mix and we can’t seem to do her justice in photos.

  9. Dave says:

    Photography has always been a hobby of mine, and my poor pets have had to endure being subjects because they are just so darn convenient. I’m sure I can learn a lot from this book. Thank you for the chance to win.

  10. Amanda Campbell says:

    I would love to win this. I am always trying to take pictures of my cats, but they just don’t like to cooperate.


  11. Tom says:

    Im hoping to win this and take pictures of my new puppy dog – im not sure if he is rooting for me though…Thanks!

  12. Kimberly says:

    Lately, I’ve been addicted to ArtsCow to put my little guys pictures on any and every household object. 🙂

  13. Tom says:

    I always try and get a good shot of my dog – this book could maybe help that – well…at least it couldnt hurt ! Thanks !

  14. Renee C says:

    My son and I could use this – he always wants to take pictures of our dog but we often end up with weird glare from her eyes that messes it up.

  15. natasha hillock says:

    would love to get my hands on a book like this as ive got a little too many pets as people tell me but there all like my children. i have photos of them up every this book would really help me take alot better pictures of them in the future.

  16. Lauren E says:

    Great giveaway! I love pet pictures! I take pictures of my dog on a daily basis. I regret not having more of my first dog, so I’m taking as many as I can. He hates it. haha

  17. Sharon B says:

    I love having the photos of my Maine Coons much more than they like me to take them! Maybe I can learn some tips.

  18. Brooke says:

    I just recently got more into photography and bought myself a new camera. This book would be the perfect addition

  19. sara boutros says:

    What a great idea for a book!
    I’m an amateur photographer but I struggle taking pics of my dog. She is a border collie/black lab mix and is pure black and has a great shiny coat. BUT! her pics never look good because the pictures show no definition of her cause she is so black and if there is light on her (flash-wise)it just bounces off of her.

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