Ep 299: How to start a pet photography side hustle with guest Jason McCoy

Meet pet photographer Jason McCoy. His work is proof that it’s not the gear – it’s the photographer. His shots are beautiful. You’ll discover: how he started with an entry-level camera and kit lens + $250 lighting set up; how he reached out to rescue shelters and started shooting for them just three months after picking up a camera; how he prepares for a shoot; his lighting set up and lens choice. the techniques and tricks he uses to calm, pose, and direct dogs. a fantastic tip using google maps to scout and store locations and much more.

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Show Notes

Constructive Critique

Gustavo Pizano
Hello Folks Need some feedback before I send these to the client. Anything I missed, what can be improved, changed, dismissed? Basically he needed a couple of pics for his prof profile pic, and some other not so rigid.

In the episode, Gina provides feedback on Gustavo’s photographs below.

How to start a pet photography side hustle with guest Jason McCoy

Please note: Perspex I refer to is called Plexiglass in the US

Jason McCoy is an emerging Arizona based photographer who donates his spare time photographing dogs from rescue shelters. His work is proof that it’s not the gear – it’s the photographer. You’ll discover: how he started with an entry-level camera and kit lens + $250 lighting set up; how he reached out to rescue shelters and started shooting for them just three months after picking up a camera; how he prepares for a shoot; his lighting set up and lens choice. the techniques and tricks he uses to calm, pose, and direct dogs. a fantastic tip using google maps to scout and store locations and much more.

All images of dogs below by Jason McCoy

Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy
Image by Jason McCoy

https://www.instagram.com/Itsjasonmccoy/
https://therealmccoy.photography/
https://twitter.com/RealMcCoyPhoto

 

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