How to Create the Best Pet Photographs


In this B&H Event space presentation, photographer Keith Ibsen discusses the methodology and techniques he uses to create exciting photographs of people’s pets. The topics he discusses include the best gear to use, camera settings, flash and light modifiers, “tricks” for getting animals to cooperate, and post-production suggestions. We hope you enjoy the video, and invite you to view the wide selection of other instructional and informative videos at


Great information. We had a professional photographer, at a dog show, photograph six of our beagles ranging in age from six years to under six months. Runner (6 yrs old) doesn't like puppies until they lose their puppy teeth; his brother, Ranger, adores puppies. During the shoot, all six were sitting with the puppy between Ranger and Runner. Puppy gets tired and lays down; Runner puts his left leg across her and says "You're not going anywhere."

Here's a link to the FDA web site about "Xylitol and Your Dog: Danger, Paws Off":

ISO is pronounced eye-so, not eye-ess-oh. It is a word, not an acroynm.

ISO is an acronym for International Organization for Standardization. When I started shooting film in 1980, film speed was rated by the ASA (American Standards Association); there was a corresponding film speed, DIN, by the German standards authority, which was based on a log 10 scale.

Eventually, ASA became ISO. So I"I So" is as correct as "I S O".