Happy Monday—meet KelbyOne member Bernard Brunet, a Quebec based photographer with a taste for pet, landscape, and portrait photography. The image you see above is an example of his pet photography. Keep reading to discover how he got into it!
1.) Can you tell us a little bit about your photo?
After watching on Kelby “Build a Profitable Photography Business and Live Your Dream” by Tim Wallace, I decided to try something in my region, to offer studio-like pet photography. So I asked some of my friends if they would contribute to my project “Pet Photography”. The challenge with these French Bulldogs was trying to get them to sit or stay still for a 1/125s shot! With human subjects, you can take your time to adjust lighting and everything else but pets it’s another story! Fortunately, I’m comfortable around animals and I take the time to make them comfortable around me also.
2.) What gear/software did you use to create this image?
Used my Nikon D750, 24-120 f4 lens, two Yongnuo speedlites, and a Rapid Box Octa from Westcott. Software; Lightroom, Photoshop and ON1 Software.
3.) What do you like to photograph?
My main passion for photography is landscape, but I’m a big fan of artificial light photography. That’s why the idea of doing pet studio style photography came to me.
4.) How long have you been a KelbyOne member and what made you decide to become a member?
I started back in 2008 with NAAPs and Kelbytraining. Guys like Joe McNally, Dan Margulis with lab color, Matt Kloskowski, and Scott Kelby had a big impact on how I became an all-around photographer.
Explore more of Bernard’s work—take a look at his website and follow him on Flickr as well as Twitter.
I love the black background! What did he use for these?