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28 May 2020
The Puptrait Studio's J.B. Shepard won Baltimore's Best Photographer

J.B. Shepard named “Best Photographer” by Baltimore Sun

Local pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio, J.B. Shepard, named “Baltimore’s Best Photographer” by the Baltimore Sun Readers’ Choice Awards.

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…

19 Feb 2019
a portrait of a fawn boxer wearing a paper crown taken with a dslr

31 Questions to Ask Before Hiring a Dog Photographer | Updated 2020

Written by J.B. Shepard, professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio in Baltimore, Maryland. For most dog lovers, our dogs are our favorite kids. While the rest of your pack might sit for school photos every year or the occasional selfie with friends, our dogs tend to get neglected. Not because we don’t love them, but because taking a decent photo of a dog can be difficult — even for experienced pet photographers. Make sure you’re hiring the right pet […]

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

Breaking Through Creative Blocks: Lessons learned from Paper Hats

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 […]

09 Feb 2017

CALL FOR ARTISTS – New Dog Portrait Studio & Pet Art Gallery Space Officially Opens Its Doors in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, February 9th, 2017  The Puptrait Studio is proud to announce the official opening of their new Baltimore, Maryland location. The new production and gallery space is located on Falls Road in Hampden, one of Baltimore’s more colorful and creative neighborhoods. Gallery art sales is a new addition to the Puptrait Studio, which in the past focused primarily on dog portrait photography, and looks to expand Puptrait’s portrait commission offerings into a variety of new mediums […]

19 Jan 2017

K9 Casting Call: Baja Ponchos

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CASTING IS CLOSED AND WE ARE NO LONGER ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS AT THIS TIME. The Puptrait Studio has been tapped by Baja Ponchos to help spruce up their photo library. We’re looking for at least four dogs, maybe eight, in the Baltimore area to model during canine fashion shoots. Baja Ponchos is a great company that is doing some fantastic things in the Baja community. Their dog ponchos are stitched from hand woven serape blankets from Guadalajara, Mexico. A portion of all […]