Secrets of Professional Pet Photography, with Randal Ford

Randal Ford and I discuss his “coffee table” book Good Dog. We talk about his experiences in learning to professionally photograph a wide variety of… personalities. We also uncover some interesting behavior patterns he noticed during this project.

©Randal Ford

Randal, in his own words…

Dogs have been in our lives for millennia– as our best friends and our family. As we attempt to navigate the ever-changing terrain of a global pandemic, one good thing remains constant: our dogs by our side. If there were ever a time to pay tribute to our closest companions, it is now. Good Dog is a heartwarming collection of meaningful moments with man’s-best- friend. As we look into the eyes of these animals, may we recognize the unwavering presence of their gentle spirit– one of wisdom, unending loyalty, and perfect love for imperfect humans.

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  1. I enjoyed this. Thank you. Love to hear about the BTS and what all went into getting the shot. I may have missed it, but was there a common lens used. I know the Sigma 85mm art came up, but I don’t think he said that’s what he used.

    1. Thanks, John, I don’t think he mentioned the lens he uses. You should just shoot him a note on his site to inquire. I think the 85mm Sigma was a staple though.

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