Whether it’s vanity, confusion, or sheer curiosity that inspires some of the amazing faces we see when a dog is put in front of a camera, you have to admit—the results are never short of amusing. The camera cannot lie—check out these eight dogs entirely in their element hamming it up for a photo op.
So Two Pit Bulls Walk Into A Photo Booth…
Lynn Terry staged the scene: two rescue dogs together in a photo booth. What she captured no one couldn’t have predicted: true puppy love! When the result of her experiment went viral, she decided to pursue the project further. See more here.
Lynn Terry is a particularly big fan of pit bulls. Terry tells the Huffington Post,“I have a personal affinity for the breed. They are the underdog and I want to do what I can to change public opinion about the breed.”
She also believes Pit Bulls to be one of the more emotive breeds, which makes them especially great for photographing.In yet another classic by Terry, these affable buddies are keeping it pretty real for the camera.
We are particularly smitten with the first frame– if that’s not true love, then what is? This dashing duo are a regular old Bonnie and Clyde.
Photographer Guinnevere Shuster nailed it on her series of shelter dogs up for adoption. The Bark says that “Good photographs can make all the difference in successful adoption rates” and we agree– who can resist these adorable furry faces? Our favorites are the ones snapped just a split second before receiving a tasty treat– now that is true joy.
The Humane Society of Utah enlisted the help of Shuster to help push adoptions. Candid, hilarious and completely adorable; the photographed dogs had no problem finding homes shortly after the release of the photographs– in fact, the shelter’s adoption rate skyrocketed to 93% following Shuster’s work with the photogenic dogs.
Shuster told DIY Photography that “some [dogs] even have people lining up at the front door before we open” for adoption after seeing their photos online. Somehow we don’t have a hard time believing it– how could you ever say no to this winsome pooch?
Ready For Their Closeups
Sharon Montrose has made a living capturing the gamut of emotions dogs express and explores them in a personal project consisting of close-up dog portraits. You can view more here. Dogs in high art, fashion forward settings? You better believe it!
The Magic of Photography
A photo is worth a thousand words, right? Every dog has a good angle, regardless of their years and past, and the three aforementioned photographers are truly giving four legged buddies all around a chance to shine despite the oftentimes less than fortunate path that landed them in the shelter.