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Focused Professional Podcast: Perfecting Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

, Focused Professional Podcast: Perfecting Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

In episode 19 we focus on pet photography with one of the world’s top exponents of the genre. Australian photographer Belinda Richards has won many awards and titles for her work, including being The Society of Photographers overall photographer of the year in 2022. Belinda has worked with animals for many years and in different industries. Her time running a mobile dog grooming business and working for the local council in animal management have helped her to gain a deep insight into animal behaviour. She combines this extensive experience with her understanding of fine art and great camera skills to run an internationally renowned pet photography studio. 

, Focused Professional Podcast: Perfecting Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

All of this would have seemed unlikely in her childhood given her initial fear of dogs. But, she overcame it and developed a lifelong passion for them, eventually naming her studio after one of her former pets. Her background in animal welfare has equipped her with unique skills that she brings into her photography sessions, ensuring that animals feel comfortable and relaxed.

Belinda’s academic journey took her from the technical aspects of photography to aesthetics and fine art, all of which are evident in her work today. She is also interested in business and understands the importance of good marketing. Whether it is her competition images or finding new ways to reach new clients, Belinda is relentlessly creative. She builds in both the more profitable aspects of her work and time to create in order to keep both herself and her business healthy.

, Focused Professional Podcast: Perfecting Pet Photography with Belinda Richards

The combination of hard work, talent and a creative use of her unique skills and experience have made Belinda Richards one of the most respected pet photographers in the world. All of this comes from a place of passion – doing the work not just for money but for the love of it. 

To keep up with Belinda’s work and her latest projects, you can visit her business website at frogdogstudios.com.au or her personal creative website at belindarichards.com. You can also follow her on social media platforms under the handles @BelindaRichardsArtist or @FrogDogStudios.

Images © Belinda Richards (Used here with permission)

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