Forget What You’ve Been Told About Photographing Pets at Eye Level: Shoot Them from Underneath
Conventional wisdom is that the best way to photograph pets and little kids is to kneel down and shoot them from eye level. But rules are meant to be broken, as you can see in these images from Andrius Burba who literally has a different perspective on photographing our furry friends.
The Lithuania-based Burba first gained acclaim for his “Under-Cats” project that resulted in the book “Unter Katzen” after he photographed a number of friendly felines from beneath a glass table. The images you see here are from his latest project “Under-Dogs” that takes the same approach with cooperative canines.
In addition to cats and dogs Burba has also photographed rabbits and, believe it or not, horses from the South end of their bodies. The Under-Horse project (see last image below) is his most challenging yet, but Burba says he has more big underneath projects in store.
Burba says he’s developed a great interest in his unique approach to photographing animals, explaining, “As I’ve tried it I fell in love with the results and I wanted to show them in the best possible way.” His new Under-Dog book “Unter Hunden” is now available on Amazon.
Burba has learned some things as he’s photographed different animals. First, as his subjects get bigger he needs larger and stronger glass platforms. He also notes that, “I learned that cats think they are Gods, while dogs see humans as Gods.” There’s no conclusion yet on how horses feel about all this.
You can find more humorous images from Burba on his website and Instagram page. Don’t forget to follow us on Instagram at @ShutterbugPix where we’re sharing our favorite photos from our followers, and be sure to look at our earlier story featuring whimsical pet portraits.
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