Author: Andrew Darlow

Andrew Darlow

Andrew Darlow's pet photography has been featured in numerous publications, including Animal Fair magazine, The Home News Tribune (Central New Jersey), and The AKC Gazette, the official publication of the American Kennel Club. Over the last 10 years, Darlow has photographed numerous dog shows, including the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. He has appeared on "The Doggie Chronicles," a radio show and podcast about dogs, and his pet photography has appeared on the News 12 New Jersey Television program

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For this photo of a client’s Dalmatian, I photographed the dog relaxing after a long run with her owner. I like a focal length of about 20–30 mm (in 35 mm terms) for these types of angles and images, and a zoom lens helps allow for more experimentation. Another quick tip in a situation like this is to walk completely around the chair, shooting from about the same angle of view that you see in this picture. Then move the camera more overhead when you get to the back of the chair since it will otherwise block the shot.

Tips For Holiday Photos of Family and Furry Friends


These tips cover a number of ideas to help you capture the holiday season in ways that you may not have considered before. Most importantly, have fun, and if you are the primary photographer in the family, make sure you find a way into a few of the photos!


Andrew Darlow on Printing from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom


I’m really looking forward to presenting at the PhotoPlus Expo in New York City this Thursday on one of my favorite topics: Printing from Adobe Photoshop Lightroom. I’ve been making prints using inkjet printers, and through professional photo labs for more than 15 years. One of the biggest “pain points” that my students and consulting…


Coordinating your cat or dog with the background


A background can make all the difference in a photo, so I recommend taking a quick walk around your home (including the bath- rooms and outside) and see what areas might work well for this approach. For example, bright orange 1960’s décor can really make a statement when your pet complements the look! Bed sheets…

Ginger Cat Photo

Let sleeping cats… sleep


Get Low, Get Close and Use Shallow Depth of Field A low vantage point, shallow depth of field, and close-up framing like you see in this image are some of the techniques that can be combined to help make photos of resting or sleeping pets much more interesting. I photographed this sleeping kitten at about…

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