Category : Authors

28 Jan 2020

Pet Portraits of the Year | 2019 Recap

Our selection for this year’s selection for Dog Photo of the Year was evaluated by 4 criteria: Composition, Technical Prowess, Creativity, and Wow Factor.

02 Jan 2020

Dog Costume Guide for National Dress Up Your Pet Day

 Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet costume maker, dog portrait artist, and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. The Puptrait Studio may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. Prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication. It’s a new year and you know what that means it’s almost time again for our favorite holiday —National Dress Up Your Pet Day! In celebration the Puptrait Studio has put […]

26 Nov 2019

Holiday Gift Ideas For Dog Lovers 2020

These Holiday gift ideas are perfect for any dog lover — regardless of whether you are commemorating Christmas, Hanukah, Kwanzaa, the Winter Solstice, or celebrating Festivus with the rest of us — and are tiered at a number of different price points, including a few luxury dog inspired gifts, gifts under $25 and even FREE / DIY gift ideas for those dog lovers on a tighter budget.

06 Nov 2019

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 (2020)

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 2020)

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.