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Before & After: Hunter’s Snowy Morning

I’m not always a big fan of snow. I don’t like shoveling it; I despise driving in it; and despite being a professional figure skating coach, I absolutely loathe the cold–but I do love a good snow session! Winter may not seem like an ideal time of the year to schedule photos for your dog. Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 47: Use Scale

To say this past week has been busy would be an understatement. I was so busy since last Friday that I almost didn’t think I would be able to pull off my Pet Photography Project 52 assignment for the week. Sunday, installation of new dining room floor. Monday, root canal and evening camera club meeting. Read More

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Client Concerns – Part 1: But My Dog Won’t Sit Still

I hear it all the time. I’d say it’s probably the most common response I hear when I tell people I photograph dogs. This week alone, I’ve heard it three times: “Oh, I’d love to have photos of (insert dog’s name here), but my dog would never sit still.” Well, I’ve got four words for Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 46: Aspect Ratio

Photography, like life, isn’t always beautiful and perfectly composed. Some days we may struggle to find the light in times of darkness, to see the big picture, to nail the focus, or to create balance. Some days we may feel blah, confused, adrift, or dejected. Some days we may need a reminder to keep our Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 45: Orientation of Frame

Week 44 for the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project moved on to a new chapter in David DuChemin’s book “The Visual Toolbox: 60 Lessons for Stronger Photographs (Voices That Matter)” and focused on the orientation of frame. No, not in the traditional “picture frame” sense, but rather in how photographers use this technique to provide viewers Read More

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Q&A: Do I Really Have The Space for Wall Art?

Concerns over having enough wall space is the number-one reason clients express for holding back on purchasing wall art. Many simply don’t believe that they have the space in their home for large wall art, or rather, appropriately sized wall art. This misconception, however, often leads people to gravitate toward a more conservative size, which typically appears Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 44: Think Cinematically

Last week I joined the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project on Facebook, a closed group for professional pet photographers looking to participate in a 52-week challenge. If you’ve never heard of a 52-week challenge (or project 52 as its sometimes called), the concept involves photographing and sharing photos related to a specific theme once a week Read More

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Before & After: Hunter’s Creekside Photo

As I was editing Hunter’s photos from last Sunday morning at Brady’s Run County Park, I thought it would be fun to share a quick before-and-after. You’ll notice in this particular image that I address a very common concern for many owners: the leash. That’s right, despite Hunter’s (fairly consistent) obedience, he needs to remain leashed Read More