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06 Nov 2019
Exterior photo of the new Hampden location of the Puptrait Studio

Studio Hours Are Back! Visit Our New Location

The Puptrait Studio has officially moved. We are happy to announce that we are now located within the Mill Centre Artist Studios in Hampden. Our new pet friendly photo studio location is located at 3000 Chestnut Avenue, Suite 342, Baltimore, Maryland, 21211 Back & Better Than Ever There are a few reasons to get excited about our new space, as it is an upgrade in pretty much every measurable way. Our new location is more accessible and comfortable for pet […]

26 Sep 2019

Introducing Hampden’s Dog Avenue | Press Release

The first LPBA installation features the dog portraiture of Hampden based pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard. The adorable and funny photos seen on the banners feature the personal pets of 19 merchants from the Hampden Village Merchants Association.

18 Sep 2019

What is the Best Lens for Pet Photography?

That’s not to say that this is the only lens you can use or that you can’t take great photos of pets with a different lens. But with that said, this is the only lens that I personally use for my paid pet photography assignments.

19 Aug 2019

What is the best camera for a snowy photoshoot?

Your dog is never more fun than when it’s a play and this is especially true on snow days. Snow is a new and exciting experience for most dogs. And, when a serious blizzard rolls through the area odds are you’re taking off from work — which our dogs are understandably pretty jazzed about.

28 Jul 2019

Is PB2 Dog Safe? Ingredient Guide To All 6 Flavors & Recipes (2019)

We have been huge PB2 peanut butter fans for years now. For those of you following our dog blog for awhile now, you may remember that PB2 is actually one of the primary ingredients of our signature stinky dog biscuit recipe.

15 Jul 2019

What is the best camera for students? (Updated 2019)

I have been pointing my pet photography students to this entry level camera line since 2012 with great results. Even the oldest cameras in that line are super cheap…

12 Jun 2019

Destress Your Dog: Preventing & Overcoming Pet Anxiety

Stress, anxiety, frustration: these emotions are all-too-familiar in humans, but it may surprise you to know that dogs can feel frustrated and stressed just as much as humans can. What differentiates between humans and dogs is the factors that cause this feeling of stress, but the feelings themselves are very much the same.

09 May 2019

What Is The Best Way To Clean Dog Urine?

One of the toughest smells to get out of fabric is pet urine. And, as a studio that exclusively photographs dog portraits, we’ve been forced to learn a thing or two about cleaning up pet urine, eliminating pet odors and discouraging future markings.

03 May 2019

Should Photographers Watermark Photos?

Is watermarking your photos the best way to protect your photos? While it might seem like every photographer is watermarking their photos, there is serious debate as to whether the practice is helpful.

25 Apr 2019

Dog Mom Gift Ideas for Every Budget (Updated 2019)

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer, amateur dog mom gift enthusiast, and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Is the dog mom’s favorite? Of course it is. Which is why our dog blog team has put together a Mother’s Day gift guide just for dog moms. Below you’ll find a wide assortment of gift types, ranging from weird and whimsical to practical and heartfelt. We’ve also made sure to include gifts at a number of different price points, including a […]