Who Are Shooting The Dog?

Shooting The Dog specialise in dog and pet photography.
In the studio, out on location, or even at your home.
We can help you with any of your pet photography needs.

Based in Brixham, we cover Torbay, The South Hams and surrounding areas.
We also have our own on-site framing service.

Tom Horsley, pet and animal photography specialist at Shooting The Dog

The Photographer

The photographer behind the lens at Shooting The Dog is Tom Horsley.

Originally Tom started out photographing British wildlife as a hobby, and as a way to unwind from his job in IT. Tom has been a professional photographer for over ten years, and has been specialising in pet photography for over eight years. His own dog, Fidget, must be one of the most photographed dogs in the country.

He soon found that the patience and quick reactions needed for wildlife photography were the perfect grounding for taking on pet photography. More and more people were asking Tom if he could photograph their pets that it soon seemed like a good idea to start specialising in this area, and in his words “it’s much nicer than having to photograph people”.

BCCS Certificate - Dog Behaviour

Tom’s love of dogs, and animals in general, will soon be apparent during your photo shoot, and as much time will be spent playing and fussing your pet as taking the photographs. Tom believes this is important, as it is much easier to get a photograph of a relaxed dog if they are having fun and enjoying themselves. It may look like chaos but he sort of knows what he is doing, most of the time!

As well as being a passionate dog lover, Tom has a diploma in dog behaviour from the British College Of Canine Studies. You can be assured that your dog is in good hands during their photo shoot.

If you would like Tom to photograph your pet then please contact us.