Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Photo credit: actual screen capture of Pepper the Chihuahua going viral on Instagram with one of the photos from her Puptrait Studio session. You already know your dog is amazing, but now it’s time to show the rest of the world! Starting an Instagram account for your best dog friend can be a lot of fun. But if you don’t know what you’re doing posting on […]
Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. IPTC is an acronym that stands for “International Press Telecommunications Council”. Established in 1965, the IPTC serves primarily as a global standards body of the news media. Over 50 news organizations and companies are members of the IPTC — including the BBC, Getty Images, Press Association (PA), Reuters, The New York Times, and Associated Press (AP). What does the abbreviation IIM stand for in photography? The […]
Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Jake is photographing his pet puppy. He wants to preview the image the camera will capture. What part of the camera that is inside the camera will allow him to do this? Aperture Sensor Eyepiece Internal Prism The correct answer is: Internal Prism. The only reason I’m answering this here is because we noticed that people were hitting our website looking for it and the answers […]
Today we are joined by Jennifer Morrison, the founder and owner of DogVenture Gear — a Baltimore-based company that designs handmade water resistant dog collars, convertible leads, and accessories, like twisted flannel scarves and collar slips, for adventure minded dog lovers
One of the perceived benefits of being a dog walker is that it provides flexible hours and that you can make money by only walking for a few hours a day — which is true, to an extent. But it is important to keep in mind that most dog walkers that clear $30,000 or more a year typically work a packed schedule and can walk as much as a dozen miles or more per day.
Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Creative Block Definition Creative Block (noun): A term loosely based on the concept of “Writer’s block”. A condition, in which an artist experiences a creative slowdown or performance crisis. Often perpetuated by the feeling or sense that progress and inspiration are somehow impeded by an unseen or unknown barrier. Creative blocks are disruptive by definition and crippling in nature. And unfortunately, they’re also an all too common […]
We get asked constantly what our favorite breed is to photograph. In some ways, I hate answering this question for the simple fact that all dog’s have unique personalities and mannerisms, which makes every session – regardless of their breed – a blast and a challenge. We love photographing dogs, all dogs, regardless of their breed. That all said, we have to admit that some breeds, for a multitude of reasons, do tend to ham it up more than others. […]
Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. 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. Which is why […]
This homemade treat recipe is absolutely loaded with vitamins, minerals, protein and other nutritious goodies aimed to help your dog stay healthy and tail waggingly happy. Dogs absolutely go nuts for these dog biscuits. Best of all, these dog treats are fairly cheap to make and this dog biscuit recipe only uses common ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen or can be found easily on Amazon (we’ve included links for your convenience).
Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. If you’re a dog lover, chances are you’re taking lots of photos of your favorite mutt. But if you want to step up your dog’s selfie game there are few basic techniques and tricks that you can use to dramatically improve the quality of your photos. The good news is, these five photography techniques are actually so simple to implement that they don’t require any special […]