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Category : Intermediate Dog Photo Tips

01 Mar 2019
Puppy picture photo composite portrait of an adorable pit bull puppy sleeping in a busy battle scene. Bombers and fighter jets fill the sky with clouds, smoke and explosions. Giant white heads, ghostly transparemt in the background, look on over the napping dog but do nothing to help.

Cute Pit Bull Puppy Pictures: Surreal Dog Portrait with Bella’s Bully Buddies

Cute puppies make for the weirdest dog portraits We went back to basics with an all white set shooting Carly and then decided to get a little creative in post. Carly is a 3 month old American Pit Bull Terrier mix currently in foster care at Bella’s Bully Buddies. As you can see, we had a little trouble keeping this sleepy pup awake as she was totally pooped from her training class earlier in the day. If you would like […]

01 Mar 2019

Photos of Affenpinscher Puppies

Affenpinschers are often affectionally referred to as the “monkey dogs” or “ape terriers” because of their uncanny resemblance to a number of smaller New World Primates. The French refer to the breed as the “diablotin moustachu”, which translates into English as “mustachioed little devil”. But having had a chance to work with a handful of these adorable little creatures recently, we’re convinced that these funny little dogs look more like the results of Ewok and Wookie crossbreeding (we’re Star Wars […]

31 Jan 2018
Portrait of a bully breed dog wearing an Elizabethan style ruff colla

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Lessons learned from Paper Hats

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 occurrence for many creatives. Taking first step is often the biggest hurdle If you’re […]

01 May 2017

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

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 flash […]

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, […]