Photographing wildlife, in general, requires a lot of patience, observation skills and to be ready to shoot the action when it happens. Indeed, photographing any animal is nothing less than photographing portraits of humans. So when thinking about a portrait of your slithery or furry friend, it is always the eyes that need to be in sharp focus and make sure you get “up, close and personal” where it is possible (avoid any dangerous situations) for some compelling portraits.
Close portraits of animals can be really intriguing or impactful and can also make way for any distractions to disappear. It also defines the features of the animal so well!
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.