Interview with pet photographer Leny97

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Last week I was able to have a chat with the wonderful pet photographer. Calitha-Lena. We talked about her small pets, photography, and her tips for other photographers.


WindInTheCoffeeCup What's your favorite thing about photography small pets?
Calitha-Lena To work with living beings who have their own mind. You can not issue orders to an animal. If you say "Just sit there!" to a bunny he will always run away if he want. :) But that could you give better captures than you wanted to photograph. :D

[20/30] Fall is comming.. by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup Do you have any tips for other animal photographers?
Calitha-Lena Do not give up when an image is not the same as you want it to be.
And let the animal freely do what it wants. You can took funny pictures. : D
And have many patience, patience, patience! Animal photography needs so many time. :)

[16/30] this eyes *-* by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup As a pet photographer, what do you want to capture and share with others?
Calitha-Lena I want to capture the best moments of animals, e. g. the individual habits. Every animal has a soul and you can catch it and see it on the pictures. But isn't easy, you need a lot of patience.

[2/30] Awesome Sugar by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup What do you feel is the most difficult thing about photography small pets?
Calitha-Lena To find someone who wants to help you. :D

portrait of cuteness by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup How did you become interested in photography?
Calitha-Lena It was a few years ago...I got red roses from my father and when I saw them standing on my table...I thought it would be nice if I take a photo of my piggy and the roses. :) I asked my father and we took a photo. I still have this photo and I found it in my room last week, lol. :)
A bit later my dad bought a pocket camera and I started to photograph my pets (that time it were my bunny Schnüffel, my piggy Fritzi and two hamsters named Susi and Pauli. :)

after killing banana by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup What's your favorite thing about photography in general?
Calitha-Lena I love art and it was always in our family (my grandpa was a sculptor). When I was a little child I started to draw and paint (and not very bad, how I think :P). And I started with photography because art is a hobby of my and photography is a kind of art. :) So the favorite thing is to have fun. ^^

I'll kill that banana muahahaha by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup Is there a specific kind of animal you've always wanted to photograph?
Calitha-Lena Yes. I want to photograph a Chinchilla. :D

for my darling by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup What's your favorite kind of animal?
Calitha-Lena My favorite...mhm I haven't a favorite kind of animal, my favorite is always my current pet. :D If I have a rabbit - rabbits are my favorite animal, if I would have a dog, it would be the dog. :)

chill out by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup Where do you get your inspiration for your photos?
Calitha-Lena My most ideas I got spontaneous, e. g. the melon-pic, I got the idea when I eat a melon. Or the daisy pics - I saw the daisies and got the idea. :)
Yeah...I also got ideas from music and also from other artists. :)

grass by Calitha-Lena

WindInTheCoffeeCup What's been your favorite animals to photograph?
Calitha-Lena Oh, that's a very difficult question! mhm... I think it's still my guinea pig. :) But hamsters are also really funny. :D

cleaning by Calitha-Lena

I want to thank Calitha-Lena for taking the time to do this interview and of all her great answers.

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<3 Aww! -dance- Great interview *Leny97 :)
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