The colour red in pet photography

Red is known to be a dominant colour in photography, meaning that it jumps out at us, grabbing the viewer’s attention. It is also, of course,  a warm colour along with orange and yellow. Warm colours are emotional and stand out, while cool colours fade into the background.

In photography we use red to draw attention to our subject.

Here are some images using the colour red in dog photography.

Below, the red in the scarf provides a pop of colour that adds interest to an otherwise neutral photograph

THE RED SCARF ADDS A LOVELY POP OF COLOUR TO AN OTHERWISE NEUTRAL PICTURE

THE RED SCARF ADDS A LOVELY POP OF COLOUR TO AN OTHERWISE NEUTRAL PICTURE

In the image below red is used as a background, but it grabs your attention as it surrounds this beautiful American Foxhound.

THE RED BACKGROUND DRAWS ATTENTION TO THIS DOG

THE RED BACKGROUND DRAWS ATTENTION TO THIS DOG


I love how this red bandanna used on a recent photo shoot in Florida, draws your attention to the dog and adds some energy to the photograph!

HERE THE RED SCARF DEFINITELY ADDS SOME ENERGY

HERE THE RED SCARF DEFINITELY ADDS SOME ENERGY

You may read more about using red in pet photography at the blog of Lynda from Heartstrings Photography, based in Hamilton, New Zealand. 


Let’s add some excitement into your pet’s pictures.

Bring along a red bow tie, scarf or collar and we will add a pop of colour to your pet photographs.

If you would like to schedule a pet photography session either in Toronto or Southern Florida, please contact me