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At Animal Photography, we’re proud to represent some of the best cat, dog and horse photographers in the world. Our team is hand-picked and ranges from world-class pros, to amateurs with a good eye for an image. Commission is kept nice and simple; every sale we make, 50% of the fee goes to the photographer. Most of the images you’ll find at Animal Photography you will only find here, and most of our work is exclusive too. If you think you could bring something special to our team, read on…
What we're looking for
Our absolute focus is domestic animals, and our speciality is cats, dogs and horses. We’re pretty confident that we hold the most comprehensive list of breed images in the world, right now and that list is growing every day.
We are also building an excellent collection of farm animal images, which includes; sheep, cattle, pigs, goats and chickens, and are looking to expand our collection of small pets to include: hamsters, rabbits, gerbils and rats. Finally, we have many great images of wild animals, including a fabulous collection from the Galapagos Islands.
Below are some example images, using dogs to illustrate:
A) The Breed shot
Animal Photography is best known for capturing the essence of each and every breed. Sally Anne Thompson – the original founder of Animal Photography – is best known for her extraordinary ability to get the best out of her subjects, she even wrote books about it. Today, we work with many top photographers who strive for that high standard and we want to continue it. Breed shots tend to be used in encyclopedias, reference material, breed books and specialist magazines.
B) Character and Personality
Beyond the breed shot, we have images that capture the personality of the subject in a more candid way. These pictures tend to be more random and easier to capture than a true breed shot. However, the use can be more versatile; character and personality shots tend to be used in reference material, general magazines, specialist magazines, merchandise, design and advertising.
C) The pet shot
These are the types of image seen more in other libraries; the cute, or 'nice' shot as we call them. They can be candid, caught by accident, or by luck and generally have the widest scope for use. They can be used on almost everything, accept as you can imagine in the specialist world. Pet shots tend to be used in reference material, general magazines, merchandise, design and advertising.
D) Something special?
Last but by no means least, are the pictures that are just a little bit special. A number of all the styles we cover can fall into this category, as sometimes capturing the perfect breed shot, really is a true work of art. The beauty of animals is that you really don't know what you're going to get, and sometimes you get something rather special. If you think your images match up to those we have put as examples, we want to here from you.
We’re very interested in photographers who have large collections, or who are well established and are looking for representation. You would be joining a family of like-minded people and your collection would be lovingly cared for.
If you’re an active photographer, who's business is animal photography, you too are most welcome.
We also recognise a huge amount of new talent coming from the likes of Flickr, who's enthusiasm and fresh eye for photography is hugely important, we’d also encourage you to talk to us, and send your submissions in.
Of course, we’re always interested to hear from photographers with breeds we don't have, or a type of picture that we have outlined above. We only sign photographers with a minimum of 1,000 images.
It goes without saying that the images we’re looking for have to be of fantastic quality. We are looking for clean, well-lit images, without excessive noise, grain or colour distortion, and if you’re submitting scans, they need to be free of dust, debris and meet our image size requirements. We only accept images that are a minimum of A4 at 300dpi and please don’t upscale your images, we will reject any submissions which have been interpolated up.