Pet Portraits: The Cutest Reason to Go Analogue!

7

A look into all the analog cuteness that the Lomography community has to offer!

Animals, like children, unwilling adults, and moving vehicles, are definitely a challenge to the photographer, but I have certainly found them to be some of my most rewarding subjects. All around the Lomography community, cute, weird, and wonderful Lomographs have been appearing everywhere of these beloved pets!

Credits: raejk14

This picture is the first portrait that I took of my own dog, Jason. I love the bright blond colour, and the way that the camera captures his expression! Not even Marilyn can do blond as well as a golden Labrador – (He is actually named after Jason and the Argonauts – and their famous golden coat!)

My Puppy, Barny (otherwise known as the Red Midget, and The Bane of Jason’s Life!) is so difficult to photograph! He ended up just making my lens really smudgy by rubbing his nose to it! I finally got some cute shots thanks to the split second shutter speed of my Diana, and he is by far my most willing subject!

Credits: raejk14

I love this one-of-a-kind photo taken by lomographer @filby. It’s a great angle – eye to eye with the subject on their own turf.

Credits: filby

But not everyone owns cats and dogs, right?

How about this cute and inquisitive tortoise photographed by @Mr-Korn?

Credits: mr-korn

Or @badjuju ’s six-week-old racoon!

Credits: badjuju

There’s so much to discover in this fantastic online community – and other people’s photos will give you great inspiration for your own.

This perfectly timed photo taken by @mateja inspired me to try capturing Barny leaping about like a mad thing,

Credits: mateja & raejk14

and finally, who doesn’t enjoy lying down and risking getting run over by a crazy red midget?

Credits: isabelaroque & raejk14

Whatever your inspiration, and whatever pets you have (or find!) don’t forget to take out your camera and try your luck with these most challenging and inquisitive subjects.

written by raejk14 on 2012-07-27 in #lifestyle #pets #lomolifestyle #tips #dog #portraits #cats

7 Comments

  1. schemerel
    schemerel ·

    petpictures are kind of cheesy and cliché, but so hard to resist. Everytime I think 'this time I'm going to go out and shoot interesting stuff and be all philosophical about it, and everytime I end up shooting my fat cat for 3/4 of my film.

  2. crx091081gb
    crx091081gb ·

    Pet pictures and landscapes are all that really interest me, I think its because they don't change their behaviour in front of the camera like people do. IMHO To get decent human shots you have to waste a few just getting them used to the camera.

  3. crx091081gb
    crx091081gb ·

    Pet pictures and landscapes are all that really interest me, I think its because they don't change their behaviour in front of the camera like people do. IMHO To get decent human shots you have to waste a few just getting them used to the camera.

  4. twinklecat
    twinklecat ·

    Beautiful!

  5. kolumbia
    kolumbia ·

    Awesome!! I love the second to last one of your dog.

  6. 134340
    134340 ·

    Cute article!!! and yeah the photos are awesome as well : )

  7. 7und20

More Interesting Articles

  • Lomography Singapore and Parallel Planets Present: 'Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition'

    written by edwinchau on 2015-03-25 in #world #events
    Lomography Singapore and Parallel Planets Present: 'Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition'

    Lomography Singapore plays host to Parallel Planets’ first exhibition, "Façades: Neo-Noir Portraits Exhibition," featuring all-analog photography: a sea of black and white film portraits. This exhibition serves as a platform where both local and international photographers can express themselves by injecting individual perspectives into their craft. It also encourages viewers to look through the lens of the photographers, to see the subjects as who they are – flawed, alive, and breathing – and to also see beyond the façades we all choose to don.

    5
  • Most Popular Photo Last Year: July 12, 2013

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-12 in #news
    Most Popular Photo Last Year: July 12, 2013

    Everyone in our Community has that insane ability to turn everything into a postcard-worthy shot!

    1
  • Photo of the Day by sergentepeperone

    written by cheeo on 2014-10-04 in #news
    Photo of the Day by sergentepeperone

    We've got a flying fluffy ball of fur right here; looking all calm and composed! The arcs of light plus the exposed sprocket holes definitely gave his cute portrait a futuristic feel.

    1
  • Shop News

    110 Experiment Kit

    110 Experiment Kit

    With this bundle, you can choose a camera, film and accessories to spice up your 110 shooting experience!

  • Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    written by Jill Tan Radovan on 2014-10-07 in #people #lifestyle
    Shooting Analogue with the New Petzval Lens

    The New Lomography Petzval Lens is, without a doubt, a striking innovation that has impressed analogue and digital shooters alike. The Petzval works seamlessly with both platforms, producing exceptional and oftentimes dreamy, bokeh-rich images. There are, however, photographers who prefer to shoot analogue and are oblivious to the lure of digital imagery. Here are a few photographers who have chosen film as their go-to medium, and and the Petzval as their ally.

  • Newcomer of the Week: pablochmid

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-07-13 in #lifestyle
    Newcomer of the Week: pablochmid

    He created quite a big buzz when he bagged the most coveted prize in one of our grandest analogue competitions this year. Let's dive deeper into the mind of the <a hre="http://www.lomography.com/magazine/news/2014/06/24/the-search-for-analogue-stars-competition-portraits-winners-announcement">The Search for Analogue Stars Competition: Portraits</a> gold prize winner, Pablo Lenard Schmid, simply known in the Community as pablochmid!

    1
  • Bright and Beautiful Portraits Shot with the Lomography Color Negative 100

    written by chooolss on 2014-11-17 in #lifestyle
    Bright and Beautiful Portraits Shot with the Lomography Color Negative 100

    Have a look at the fine portraits taken by our awesome community members after the jump!

  • Shop News

    LC-A Iblazr Bundle

    LC-A Iblazr Bundle

    Start capturing images even in low-light conditions with this bundle you can create your own combination of LC-A camera and Iblazr flash. And save 20% off!

  • Monday Moodboard: Rundowns and Resolutions

    written by chooolss on 2015-01-05 in #news
    Monday Moodboard: Rundowns and Resolutions

    It's that time of the year when we all take a moment to look back at the year that was, and list down our New Year's Resolutions. Here are mine - all related to analogue photography, of course!

  • Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    written by icequeenubia on 2014-12-28 in #news
    Most Popular User Blogs of 2014

    Aside from the Magazine, going through the User Blogs is another way to keep tabs on the latest happening in the community. Throughout the year, it was filled with articles on new discoveries, thought-provoking opinions, and exciting exhibits that surely entertained, challenged, and inspired everyone. Let's take a look back at the fruitful year through the most popular user blogs of 2014.

    3
  • Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    written by adi_totp on 2014-09-05 in #reviews
    Lubitel 166+: Lubitel is for Lovers+

    Lubitel for lovers+. You're probably wondering, "Why is there a '+'?" It's to describe and expand a whole new definition of the Lubitel - in this case, this camera is not only for lovers literally, but also for anyone who loves to shoot portraits, street scenes, objects, and the skies. Do you love to take photos of your lover, your dear friend, your lovely family, your pet, or at the streets? This camera can be used in ALL situations. You can shoot everything that you love with it!

  • Shop News

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    Shoot recognizable images with the Petzval

    You want your subject be the center of attention? Petzval lens photos are recognizable for sharpness and crispness in the centre, strong color saturation, wonderful swirly bokeh effect, artful vignettes and narrow depth of field that will make your subjects stand out!

  • When Two Legends Meet: User Review of Leica M3 Camera with Petzval Art Lens

    written by candilsw on 2015-05-21 in #people #lifestyle #reviews
    When Two Legends Meet: User Review of Leica M3 Camera with Petzval Art Lens

    With a love of antique cameras and analogue photography, Shawn Lin has long been an active member of the Lomography Community with dozens of his shots being featured. Shawn likes to explore the effects of double exposure on different themes and objects, with an emphasis on the presentation of colours. Come take a look of his work of using Petzval Art Lens on his antique camera and his thoughts about the two!

  • Summer Rumble Part 1: Dress up!

    written by zoeyeung on 2014-06-09 in #competitions
    Summer Rumble Part 1: Dress up!

    33 degrees! Summer has arrived! The heat wave, the sweat, it's time for you to change your clothes into summer season. Grab your tank tops and shorts out of the drawers. Put on your bikinis and let's go to the beach! As we can already feel those beach and poolside shots flooding the Community!

  • Trending Photos of April 2015

    written by Eunice Abique on 2015-05-01 in #world #news
    Trending Photos of April 2015

    The community bloomed with beautiful photographs from all over the world this month. Take a look at the best ones that stole the spotlight.

    6