Home photography ideas: Shoot studio-style pet portraits with one flashgun

Home photography ideas: Shoot studio-style pet portraits with one flashgun
Direct a single off‑camera speedlight, and your pet will stand out from the surroundings in a studio-style look (Image credit: Future/Peter Fenech)

Whether we're pro or amateur photographers, right now we're all looking for fresh subjects that we can shoot at home. If your family members have had enough of sitting for portraits, why not turn next to your furry friends? 

The greatest challenge in any environment outside the studio is controlling the ambient light, but here, you only need one flashgun to get great results.

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Lauren Scott
Freelance contributor/former Managing Editor

Lauren is a writer, reviewer, and photographer with ten years of experience in the camera industry. She's the former Managing Editor of Digital Camera World, and previously served as Editor of Digital Photographer magazine, Technique editor for PhotoPlus: The Canon Magazine, and Deputy Editor of our sister publication, Digital Camera Magazine. An experienced journalist and freelance photographer, Lauren also has bylines at Tech Radar, Space.com, Canon Europe, PCGamesN, T3, Stuff, and British Airways' in-flight magazine (among others). When she's not testing gear for DCW, she's probably in the kitchen testing yet another new curry recipe or walking in the Cotswolds with her Flat-coated Retriever.