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Time is Running Short: Why Now is The Time for Professional Pet Photos

There seems to be a growing trend with my inquiries lately from people reaching out as their dogs are aging or not in the best of health. They tell me  their dog is getting older and experiencing some health issues or they believe he is nearing the end of his life. They want those final Read More

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Your Pet Photography Experience – Part 1: The Pre-Session Consultation

Bark &  Gold Photography is all about celebrating the joy and love between Pittsburgh pets and their people. There’s something particularly exciting about listening to  pet parents gush about their fur babies, quirks and all! That’s why one of my favorite parts of your pet photography experience is our pre-session consultation. In the first of Read More

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3 Tips for a Winning Calendar Contest Pet Photo

The first ever FurKid Rescue 2018 calendar contest opened on Mar. 1 and already we’ve seen some of the sweetest, slobbery-est (is that a word?), and silly submissions! If you haven’t entered yet, what are you waiting for? If it’s the purrfect photo of your pet, we’ve got you covered with these three tips that will help Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 7: Natural Light

Week seven of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle’s theme focused on the use of natural light, essentially light that comes from the sun rather than artificial light created by sources such as light bulbs and other man-made fixtures. The ability to read light and work within a variety of natural lighting conditions is considered to Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 6: Love

Wow, we are already six weeks in to the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle and only four days out from Valentine’s Day, so it was only appropriate that this week’s theme focused on love. For this week’s assignment, participants were encouraged to interpret the theme as they saw fit. I don’t know about you, but Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 4: Different Perspective

The Pet Photography Project 52 theme for week four focused on shooting with a different perspective and specifically the effects that changing the angle or perspective has on your subject(s). The assignment seemed easy enough–get creative with your perspective–until you consider the many different ways you can alter these angles and vary the views, such Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 3: Negative Space

It’s not often when something negative is a positive, but that’s just the case with the concept of negative space, this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme. For anyone unfamiliar with this term, negative space is essentially the breathing room surrounding the subject in a photo and can dramatically alter the story or mood of an Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 2: Black & White

Those of you who follow my personal Instagram account may also know that, in addition to participating in this blog circle, I am in my third year of a fun personal photography project in which I take a photo-a-day. The majority of my images for that project are inspired by prompts from Capture Your 365 Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 1: New

Well, Happy New Year! I don’t know how 2016 was for you, but for me–and many of my friends and family–the past year certainly was a roller coaster ride of ups, downs, and all-arounds. To say that I’m happy to welcome in 2017 is an understatement! (I know there’s quite a few of you reading this Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 51: Simplify

This pre-Christmas week has been busy, to say. the. least. Between goal-setting meetings for the coming year, editing my final session of 2016, and crossing off last-minute Christmas to-do’s, I have been one busy little bee. Where’s a Santa’s helper when you need one? I can really use one (or 10) of the big guy’s elves! All Read More