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Pet Photography at - A Dog's Life Presents A Festival For Dogs by Anthony Aitman

Here I was asked if I could offer pet photography for the festival that happens every year in the Grantham area that is run by the dog day care, A Dog’s Life Dog Day Care in Grantham. The company Mint Live was holding a stall there and they where the ones who came to me to see if we could team up and offer photography. I said yes and so the rest is history.

Mint Live sorted everything out in terms of the stall and planning for the day, while I made sure that I knew what best was needed to photograph in the not so idea environment of the outside sun and constantly changing light of the day.

Here is my basic but effect set up and our stall for the day.

Setting up for the days event.

Setting up for the days event.

I used a single off camera flash in a soft box with a silver bounce board opposite it to light the dogs up enough. To shut out the sunlight so only my flash and bounce board where doing all the lighting, I set my camera setting to have a high aperture, low ISO and high shutter speed. I also used a black background so I did not need to light the background and only needed to make sure the subject/s where only in need of being lit.

If there weather was good we could also photograph dogs getting married, (yes that is a real thing) SO you can see Amy on the left of the photo setting them up outside. We would only use sunlight to light that scene up. The weather stayed sunny but cloudy which was perfect conditions for photographing subjects outside.

It was a really fun day with lots of customers wanting their beloved dogs photographing. Here are the end results I got.

We did get to photography two dog weddings which you can see the results just here.


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Mint Live - Your on demand customer support team by Anthony Aitman

I took a selection of photos for a new business two of my friends started called, Mint Live.

They wanted a selection of photos they could use to show off what they do on their website and social medias, while being a bit different from the normal stock photo rubbish you get on loads of other customer service and marketing websites. We went with vintage props and a mint coloured background for the photos with a simplistic look. I think they came out very well.

I also took some portrait photos for their website and social medias as well, to show the people behind Mint Live.

Head over to to see all my photos in action and what the business is all about.

Head over to to see all my photos in action and what the business is all about.