This is the professional photographer who has taken TikTok by storm with her incredible snaps of dogs.
Janina Leick, 28, is from Germany and is inspiring netizens on Instagram and TikTok with her wonderful photographs of dogs.
On Instagram, she has over 16,000 followers and on TikTok she has over 160,000.
Like many photographers, she enjoys creating perfect memories and moments for others in order to make them happy, this is what fuels her passion. Before becoming a photographer, she said she was a dog trainer and said: “The first dog I trained was Pixel (I am the owner) and I came to the conclusion that working with dogs who aren’t your own is the best way to hone your skills and try out new techniques.
“You can ask friends and family if you can teach their dogs. You can also inquire with local shelters or rescue organizations about working with their dogs.“
She added: “The secret is that most dog trainers are not training dogs. They train people. Your principal work as a trainer is teaching your customers how to train. It requires the skill of dog trainers. You also need to motivate your customers, shape their capabilities and strengthen their success even if you prefer animals to people.”
Janina said: “Now I have many clients and I choose the location for the photos matching the colour of the client dogs.”
She added: “It is very difficult to make dogs jump and perform action movements at the right time, but with a lot of patience and some special knowledge about them, you can make the perfect pictures.
“Foxhound type dogs make for me the best subjects, as they tend to have high engines, train well and hear non-commands. They also have super floppy ears that look lovely in action shots. They don’t tend to hesitate or shed a lot that saves us time cleaning equipment between sessions.
“The process of applying powder paint to animals and their owners is also complicated because you must be extremely fast and the paint must be disinfected immediately after the photo session. According to studies, a single can of paint can contain 300 toxic chemicals and 150 carcinogens. These toxins can harm the brain, heart, and kidneys. It has been linked to hair loss in pets.”
Speaking about her equipment, she said: “I use a Canon R5 to do photography.”
”Photography is my full-time job now, I just use Photoshop for more lights, colours and sharpness but my intention is to capture perfect memories for the owners and in my spare time I still do some dog training or dog sport training.”
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