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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 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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Bodie Jones – Pittsburgh Cat Photography

Meet Bodie Jones, a gorgeous green-eyed guy who mom Christy describes as “a rescue cat with a little ear and a big personality.” Christy shares a very special bond with this former-street-cat-turned-Instagram-superstar (@bodie.jones) who she met at Animal Friends during the time that she worked there. Bodie, who was brought in with damage to his ears due to mites and Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 11: High Key

These past few days have been all about the white stuff. First, it was the massive snowstorm that was supposed to rock Pittsburgh on Tuesday. I emphasize “supposed to” because the initial predicted snowfall total of 4-8″ turned out to be a lackluster dusting. Then came the theme for week 11’s Pet Photography Project 52: high key. Read More

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Pet Photography Project 52, Week 9: Doorways

Happy March! We’re moving into somewhat warmer weather, longer days, and the ninth week of the Pet Photography Project 52 blog circle! Week nine’s theme was doorways. While this week’s images did not necessarily have to feature a door, it was recommended that they include a comparable element, such as “an archway or something similar…any opening you would walk Read More

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Announcing Bark in the Park Spring Mini Sessions

Ah, March… Spring (and hopefully plenty of sunshine and warmer weather) is just on the horizon and so is Bark and Gold Photography’s first Bark in the Park mini session of the year! For a mini session fee of only $85 (a savings of $90 off a full session), your pet will enjoy: a fun 20-minute 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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Happy Tails: Diane, Winston & Cubby

I love hearing how much fun my clients have at their session, like Diane whose pot-bellied pigs Winston & Cubby I photographed this past November. Thank you, Diane, for the five-star review! “[I] had a fantastic time! Jes was so wonderful with my piggies! Amazing pigtures!” If your session left your tail wagging, I’d love to 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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Hunter – Moon Township Pet Photography

For the weeks leading up to Hunter’s session, his mom Lea kept hoping for a little white on the ground. I’m happy to share she got her wish when we woke to a light dusting of snow the morning of their session slated for the afternoon at Olson Park in Moon Township. This nine-year-old Siberian husky, Read More