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Category : Intermediate

31 Jan 2018
A pitbull wearing an Elizabethan style ruff collar made from newspaper

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Lessons learned from Paper Hats

Creative blocks happen. They are disruptive by definition and crippling in nature. And unfortunately, they’re also an all too common occurrence for many creatives. If you’re looking to avoid these momentum killing bouts of creative paralysis the most important thing you can do is to just keep moving. I realize that sounds obvious, cliche, even. But it’s something that many of us all too often forget and worth a reminder. This is especially true if you are an emerging artist, an up-and-coming […]

01 May 2017

Flash Photography: is it safe to use flash when photographing my dog?

Yes, it is safe to use a flash when photographing a dog. The vast majority of dogs are not reactive at all to flash photography. They might be surprised by the sound or sudden brightness, but if introduced properly, dogs tend to ignore flashes. And, if they don’t ignore the flash completely, they treat it as a minor annoyance or a point of confusion. Of course, if your dog does present aggressive or fearful body language when exposed to a […]

28 Apr 2017

Pass the Sniff Test: How to Connect with Almost Any Dog

As a professional dog photographer I work with new dogs practically every day. Which in its self isn’t unusual. There are many professions that are expected to do that – groomers, trainers and veterinarians, just to name a few. But as a pet photographer, we have to handle dogs at a level beyond the basics of safety and command compliance. For the simple fact that in our line of work body language counts. No one wants to see an angry, […]