Austrian photographer Anne Geier is gifted when it comes to capturing dog portraits. And with autumn in full swing, the bright-colored leaves add a special touch to her work. We love dogs, and we love fall, and seeing the two combined is a wonderful treat.
In a recent interview with Bored Panda, Anne shared that she found the inspiration for her photography through her first dog, Cindy, who passed away all too soon in August. Cindy inspired Anne to take photos of her that would last forever, and now these photos serve as a reminder of Cindy’s beauty and friendship.
“One of my absolutely favorite photos is the photo of my dog Cindy (pictured below). I like it so much because I think it’s one of the most soulful portraits I have ever taken. It shows Cindy´s character in every way – her good nature, her calmness, her beauty, her faithfulness and her balance.”
An avid photographer throughout her life, Anne’s passion for dog portraits has grown during the last 7 years. She explained that capturing each dog’s personality is important for the essence of the photograph.
Some dogs may be goofy and playful…
…while others are cool and collected.
But no matter what kind of personality each individual dog has, the moments Anne captures with them are all breathtakingly beautiful.
“Most time I get the inspiration of the dog itself during the photo shooting. Every dog has a different personality,” Anne told Bored Panda.
Place is also an important factor in finding inspiration for her masterpieces. Anne stated:
“Sometimes I also get inspired by different landscapes. Often while I am going for a walk with my own dog Finn I see a place that I like and at the same time I create a complete image in my mind. At that time I know where I want the dog to sit, what weather I would prefer to shoot in to get the mood I want and so on. Afterwards I try to make the photo I imagined.”
We are used to looking down when we see a dog, but Anne captures her images at eye-level with her subjects to provide a new perspective and give them a more natural appearance.
Photographing animals is no easy task—Anne needs to find ways to capture their attention and ensure that the photoshoot is as enjoyable for them as it is for her.
“I think the most challenging thing in dog photography is to capture the real character and soul of the dog to create a living photo. Therefore it is really important to get involved with the dog to create the perfect pic of him,” she added.
For beginner photographers who want to experiment with photos like these, Anne recommends taking photos on cloudy days or during times when the sun isn’t out, and shooting with a large aperture to make the background blurry.
Scroll bellow to see more stunning pictures of dogs enjoying the fall foliage. We’ve never seen anything like them.
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