Liz Gregg is a talented photographer who has done photo shoots for countless celebrities. Unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic made jobs a little tight. So she had to turn to her own creativity to come up with projects to work on. She settled on the one subject that she loves more than anything: dogs. More precisely, happy dogs.
It started out as a fun project for her and her own pups, but the news spread quickly. Now she photographs dogs of all shapes and sizes and even some rescue dogs to encourage adoptions.
Happy dogs = more adoptions
For her most recent collection, Gregg partnered with Sony and a rescue and rehab charity called All Dogs Matter. The London-based photographer used a Sony Xperia 1 II to photograph dogs in their happiest moments. She also used it as an opportunity to encourage more people to adopt. All Dogs Matter has noticed more dog adoptions during the ongoing pandemic, but they want to make sure those adoptions don’t stop when things return to normal.
Gregg quickly discovered that dogs are happiest when they eat tasty treats. So she used that to her advantage when taking pictures. To catch the dogs with the happiest expressions, Gregg tosses them treats as she takes the pictures. She uses a fast shutter speed to capture every second of the event.
So the dogs really rush for a delicious treat. However, from the photos it looks like they are smiling or cheering. Who wouldn’t want to adopt a smiling dog?
Dogs are the best models
The photos always turn out adorable and Gregg enjoys every second of the experience. Getting dogs to sit still to take photos can be difficult, but with food as motivation, most dogs will do anything.
“I toss a treat with my left hand, hold the camera with my right, and then snap while the dog catches it,” Gregg said. “I love connecting with them, playing with them and training them. Greedy dogs do this really well – some dogs are just awesome. “
Gregg would often take photos of her own dogs before making animals a regular subject in her work. Her dogs are perfect role models at this point and now she is helping other dogs become stars too.
“Sometimes we just scream about it with joy. It’s really addicting – you just keep going, ”Gregg added.
In fact, she loves photographing dogs so much that it will likely become a normal hobby even after the pandemic. She enjoys spending time with dogs of all shapes and sizes. She also loves to bring joy to everyone who looks at these amusing portraits. After all, the puppies really look like they’re squealing with joy!
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