We know from the sheer number of orders we get for custom pet canvas prints just how much you all appreciate a good pet photo, but have you thought about taking your pet photography a step further? Pets around the world are becoming Insta-famous thanks to their cuteness in front of (and behind) the camera and earning themselves not only a huge number of followers but in some instances they are also bagging themselves plenty of treats, outings and money too!
Could your pet be a photographer?
People love to follow pet accounts on Instagram and Twitter because as everyone knows, a cute photo a day helps to keep bad moods at bay! The most successful accounts record their dogs, cats, bunnies and other animals doing what they do best – going through their daily routine of snuggles, treats, going on walkies and having the odd sulk or strop.
If you never seem to have time to grab the camera before magical moments like this happen you could try and turn your pet into the photographer. Tula the therapy dog raises awareness for sanctuary dogs that need a home by capturing perfect action shots from playtime with her pooch pals at the park. She uses a GoPro camera to get close up shots us humans would struggle to capture. Tula’s owner then shares these shots with her adoring fans on social media profiles, but you could also choose to create doggy portrait of the prints to sell.
Making money from Instagram
We’ve talked about making money from your Instagram account before and you can remind yourself of our hints and tips here. But did you know pets can make money on Instagram too? The Bodhi menswear dog gets paid to model different outfits, and he makes a lot of money too!
While lots of pets love the extra attention of being played with and many don’t even mind dressing up, it’s always important to remember that pets aren’t dolls. Going on fun adventures together that naturally lead to photo opportunities can be great fun for furry companions but standing still waiting to be photographed isn’t always something that gets dog’s tails wagging or kitties in the mood for cuddles. Most pet’s Instagram accounts are a way for owners to connect with other animal lovers while doing fun things with their pets and for those that do find insta-fame it can be fun to be asked to test out new products or visit new places (providing you declare any gifts or payments in line with advertising guidelines, of course.
Does your pet have their own Instagram account? What kind of photos do you take of them and have you had any of them transferred onto canvas? We always love seeing your animal canvas prints, so please feel free to share your favourites over on our Facebook page and Twitter account.
In our next post we’ll be sharing tips for growing your pet’s Instagram account, so if you’d like to connect with more pet lovers and share your adventures even wider, check back for a little help and guidance.
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