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Pigs are awesome. They are super smart, extremely social and communicate with each other constantly. Winston Churchill is supposed to have said “I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals” – and you definitely know you are something if you've got a quote from Churchill.
While you are enjoying this wonderful gallery dedicated to pigs, you'll see that many of the images are portraits! So when thinking about a portrait of your pig (or other animal friends), it is always the eyes that need to be in sharp focus and make sure you get “up, close and personal” for some compelling portraits.
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If you are looking to learn more about portraiture then take a look at our Light Stalking Portrait Photography page. This page brings together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer.
Today we want to dedicate this brief space to fantastic swine, so here are 35 fantastic photographs of beautiful pigs that you need in your life!
In this guide you'll learn:
- Where to find the best natural light
- How to get great shots with minimal equipment
- How to make your own lighting gear from stuff that’s lying around your house
- How to bend, squeeze, and alter light for dramatic effects
- How to pose a single subject and groups of subjects
- What are the best lenses to use
- How good of a camera do you need
- What steps to take for razor-sharp photos
- What f/stop should you use
- And much more…
We hope you've enjoyed this gallery of stunning swine. If you want to know more about portraiture and taking great portraits of our furry family members then take a look at these resources.
- Bite Size Tips: 5 Tips For A Compelling Pet Photo
- Top 10 Pet Photography Tips And Techniques
- How To Take A Meaningful Family Portrait (Including Your Pets)
- 7 Tips for Photographing Pets
Take a look at our fantastic Portrait Photography page where we've brought together every portrait photography tutorial and tip on the site (and several other sites) that we think will round out your skills as a portrait photographer.
Just a friendly reminder that this page is also a living document for portrait photographers who want a single online reference for the craft. It will change and be updated often, so bookmark it and come back as you need to.
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