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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 31: Wood, Finding Hidden Gems

Happy August! Before I dive into this week’s Pet Photography 52 Weeks Project theme, wood, I just have to ask: how are we 31 weeks into the year?! Summer has been flying by! I’ve spent much of the past few weeks photographing the 13 winners of the FurKid Rescue 2018 pet calendar, which will be 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 28: Comic Pop Art

Comic, huh? Well, what direction to take this week’s Pet Photography Project 52 theme… I wanted to create something different, but what. My mind kept going back to art. I brainstormed a list of ideas that included everything from a comic book-inspired look to a watercolor painting. Suddenly it popped into my head! Why not create a pop art pooch 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 26: Leading Lines

Leading lines are a valuable and effective compositional technique to incorporate into your photos. The great thing is that any photographer, whether professional or amateur, can utilize this tool; you just need to know where to find them. If you’re not familiar with leading lines,  Ann McKinnell’s article, “How to Use Leading Lines for Better 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 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