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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 42: Colorful Composite

When I find myself struggling creatively with the week’s theme for the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle, I almost always find myself coming back to composites. A composite is created essentially by combining several distinct images into one. For this particular assignment, that was done in Photoshop using an image of my Siberian retriever Hunter and Read More

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Goat Yoga Event at WearWoof – Pittsburgh Pet Photography

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to photograph a special event held at WearWoof: baby goat yoga! If you haven’t heard of goat yoga, it’s exactly what it sounds like, a  group fitness class combining–you guessed it–goats and yoga! WearWoof, an upscale women’s fashion resale boutique in McCandless whose proceeds benefit animal welfare in throughout Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 41: High Contrast Dog Photography

Today is Friday the 13th, but if you’ve ever wondered how to incorporate high contrast techniques into dog photography, it’s your lucky day! High contrast is the theme for week 41 of the Pet Photography 52 Week project blog circle. According to the article, “How to Get Great Contrast in Photography,” by David Roos, “A Read More

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George the English Lab – South Park Pet Photography

“Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog,” the quote by Sydney Jeanne Seward reminds. Blessed, indeed, as English Lab George’s mom, Christy, knows firsthand. “George was a supposed to be a foster dog to help out a friend. He came for Easter weekend and never left. Although I was very Read More

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Q&A: Why Are Digital Images So Expensive?

Almost everyone thinks they want digital images…many until the see the price. If you’ve ever worked with a professional photographer, I’m sure you’ve asked yourself the same: why are digital images so expensive?! The answer to that question is not as black and white as you may think. First, you have to define your idea Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 40: Orange You Glad It’s Fall

Orange you glad it’s fall? I am! C’mon, you know I can’t pass up an opportunity for a pun, especially when this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme was orange! Autumn in Pittsburgh has arrived significantly earlier than in past years. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that the beautiful fall foliage hangs around for just  Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 38: The Eyes Have It

“When I look into the eyes of an animal, I do not see an animal. I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul,” said Anthony Douglas Williams. Pet photographers, particularly, know how true this statement is. When it comes to capturing the heart and soul of any animal, the eyes Read More

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Camera Club: Emmy’s Senior Portraits

Each month, Heather Lahtinen with Weddings by Heather and the Flourish Academy organizes a camera club meetup for local photographers throughout the Pittsburgh area. September means back-to-school for many, which is why it was so fitting that this month’s lesson focused on senior portraits. Pittsburgh-based Soozie Harrison, the brilliant mastermind behind Photography by Soozie, joined Heather on Read More

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FurKid Rescue 2018 Pet Calendar Available

If you caught my Facebook video post yesterday, you know that I could not be more excited to share that the FurKid Rescue 2018 pet calendar is complete! Hunter, too, although he may have been more excited for the posing treat that followed. On the cover is the beautiful Oakley, a search and rescue (SAR) Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 35: Street

The participants of the Facebook Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project group have been pounding the pavement this past week to create their images for week 35’s theme, street. Initially, I was a bit unsure of how I’d approach this theme because we live so rural and there was no way I was playing in the Read More