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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 32: Happiness is a Warm Puppy

“Happiness is a warm puppy,” or at least that’s what Charles M. Schulz in his book by the same title. One look at these photos though and you may also agree that happiness is a fluffy, snow-white, six-month-old miniature American Eskimo puppy named Zara. Does anyone else think this pretty girl is totally smiling for the Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 29: Sky, Before & After

It’s been a while since I’ve shared a before-and-after, so I thought week 29’s sky theme was a great opportunity. You see, while I intended on using Hunter for this week’s photo, living on four heavily wooded acres doesn’t always allow for the best views of the open sky, so I turned to a favorite Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 27: Beautiful Bokeh

Bokeh is the focus (pun intended) of week 27’s Pet Photography Project 52 post. Expect to see some major puppy prettiness going around the blog circle with this theme! Even if you’ve never heard the word bokeh (pronounced BOH-Kə or BOH-kay) before, you’ve likely seen it and you may even have created it in your own Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 24: Backlighting

As I sit here writing this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 blog post, there’s practically a full-blown monsoon going on outside my window. Torrential rain, ripping winds, rumbling thunder, dark skies, ponding, puddling–the works! It’s almost ironic considering that this week’s theme is backlighting. Backlighting? What’s that, you may be wondering. According to Michael Gabriel, Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 22: Colorful

As photographers, we are constantly searching:  for light, angles, texture, shapes, space, lines, patterns, and color. Often, we must create those elements; some days, they are so pronounced that picture-perfect photo just falls into place. On others, we compose (and recompose), expose, focus, frame, and shoot–and still aren’t quite satisfied. Then there are those occasional instances Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 21: Sunset

If you read last week’s Pet Photography Project 52 post, then you know that someone was none too happy that my husband and I left him behind as we headed south to Marco Island, Florida for a 13-day getaway. To make up for it, I gave Hunter a virtual vacation and created this colorful composite from Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 20: Low Angle

After a few weeks away, I’m back on board with the Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project along with my fellow professional pet photographers participating on Facebook. I’m not sure if you’ve missed these weekly posts, but I know one four-legged friend sure missed something: me! Was he happy to see me? Absolutely. Is he over the fact that Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 17: Low Key

Week 17’s theme for the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle is low key, yet the past two weeks have been anything but! As some of you may be aware, the day after Easter, Hunter had minor paw surgery to remove a skin tag between his toes that, over the course of three months, had Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 15: Breaking the Rules

In 2014, while I was working through my Master Choreography Techniques class, an advanced certified training program for figure skating coaches under the American Ice Theatre, my instructor shared a Pablo Picasso quote: “Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.” This week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme is all Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 13: Green

Green is the theme for week 13! As if just in time, spring in Pittsburgh has really started to blossom. After four or so months surrounded by the barren brown of winter, it’s refreshing to see this lifelessness replaced by flowering trees, budding perennials, and blooming color. Amid dodging a little light rain over the past week, Hunter and I Read More