The next big thing: Dogs underwater
He went from just trying to make a living offering personal portraiture sessions of pets to a nationally renowned figure in the field of photography, watching as offers he never would have expected to receive rolled in.
"Not in a gazillion years would I have thought that taking underwater dog photos would bring such attention," said Casteel. "Before that I was asking myself 'How will my business succeed?' All I knew was that I was going to continue pursuing my passion for dog and cat photography. Up until a few months ago though, I wasn't sure about anything else. Now I'm hopeful that I'll be able to have this career forever."
Casteel's debut book of aquatic dog photos, "Underwater Dogs," was released Oct. 23, and is currently the No. 32 overall book in Amazon's sales rankings. It's the No. 1 offering overall in the fields of photography and pets. Customer reviews, unsurprisingly, are glowing.
"He hit on something unique," says art gallery director Sue Powell. "The personality of the dogs underwater in particular is much different from what we see on land. It's a unique canine perspective. Some of them are really funny, some are dramatic, and all of the colors are just beautiful."
Critical thinking challenge: What special equipment would you need to photograph dogs underwater?
Define these words: Debut, canine, aquatic
- Posted on November 9, 2012