Tips + Techniques


How I Got That: Pet Personality by Kristie Lee

July 27, 2015

By RF Staff

I thought I had a lot of clothes, but Mia here has an outfit for every occasion.

"I wanted to showcase her top nine costumes, including Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas," says photographer Kristie Lee of her Pomeranian subject's fashion obsession. "She even has a bikini with a matching hoola skirt!"

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Photos © Kristie Lee"

In Rangefinder's Summer Issue, out now, Lee, the Dogs and the City pet photographer (she also shoots great people shots!), shared with us a shoot she did of a charming Labradoodle, Sunny.

"The high-rise apartments of New York, the bustling streets of Hong Kong, the seaside suburbs of Australia, the posh homes in London and the relaxed French countryside are all remarkably different in food, language and culture, but all have one thing in common: hidden inside their walls are families that love their pets—the shy ones, the silly ones, the cheeky ones, the boisterous ones and even the stubborn and naughty ones."

Since Sunny often gets mistaken for a boy, Lee showcased her feminine side. Unfortunately, there wasn't enough room to include Mia in print, but if the outfits are any indication, I get the feeling she would want top billing anyway!

Lee continues: "This dog was born to model; she loved sitting and posing for each capture. I used key words and treats to get her attention. 'Do you want to go to the park?' got a head tilt every time."

Camera: Canon 5D Mark III
Lens: Canon 24-70 f/2.8  
Tripod: Manfrotto  
ISO: 800  
Focal length: 64mm  
Aperture: f/3.5  
Shutter speed: 1/200 of a second

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