Tag : puptrait

07 Apr 2019

How to Photograph Black Dogs

Written by J.B. Shepard, a professional pet photographer and founder of the Puptrait Studio. Photographing black dogs can be tricky. But it’s not as difficult as many aspiring dog photographers have been led to believe. In fact, with a better understanding of light and reflections it is possible to take great photos of black and dark furred dogs consistently. Black Dog Photography Tips & Tricks We’ve put together a collection of tips and tricks to help pet photographers create better […]

22 Sep 2017

Introducing the Paper Hats Collection

We have had a ton of requests to do this, so we figured – why not? It’s for charity, right? So, here goes! The entire Paper Hats collection is now available as a HEAVILY discounted set. The set includes one 8″ x 8″ metallic photo paper print of each image from Paper Hats and totals 8 prints in all. It arrives in a high quality ribbon wrapped keepsake box – perfect for protecting your art prints from dust, folds, wrinkles […]

23 Jul 2017

Paper Hats debuts in Baltimore

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Baltimore, Maryland, USA, July 23rd, 2017 Professional pet photographer and Puptrait Studio founder, J.B. Shepard’s surreal dog portrait series “Paper Hats: Whimsical Portraits of the Once Discarded” is coming to Baltimore. The opening reception for Paper Hats is scheduled for 7PM until 10PM Thursday, August 3rd at La Cakerie in Mount Vernon (1216 N Charles St, Baltimore, Maryland 21201). The show is hosted by Gallery 788 and scheduled to run until September 1st. Paper Hats features adopted and […]

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 […]

16 Oct 2016

Dog Photography in Washington D.C

The Puptrait Studio, an independent pet photography studio based out of Baltimore, is happy to announce that they are now bringing their whimsical dog portrait sessions on location and into the homes of dog owners in Washington D.C and all of the surrounding Northern Virginia and Maryland counties – including Montgomery County, Prince George’s and Frederick Counties. This extended service area means that the Puptrait Studio is now photographing dogs in homes and on locations throughout most of the DC […]

20 Apr 2016

Dr. Chileamor or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Strays

Recently, I visited Chile. Not on assignment, but rather with my wife on vacation. I had not planned on working or really taking many photos beyond a few snapshots with our tour group. I didn’t even bring any serious gear or glass – not even a tripod. I was in full-on vacation mode. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that I was experiencing something important, something that would quickly change how I saw the rest of our […]

26 Jan 2016

Chihuahuas from Space!

Part of the Puptrait Studio’s Mutts of Mobtown series, capturing local rescued and adopted dogs in front of iconic Baltimore landmarks. The series ran last summer helped us make a much-needed donation to BARCS, the Baltimore Animal Rescue & Care Shelter. This set was shot in front of Hampden’s “Rocket to Venus” restaurant and bar, Located across the street from Baltimore’s world famous Miracle on 34th Street annual Christmas display. These photos were captured using practical effects. The rocket is a […]

06 Jan 2016

LED Baltimore featured artist of the week

We’re happy to announce that our lead photographer, John Shepard, is currently the featured artist on the giant LED billboard behind Baltimore’s Penn Station in Station North. If you’re traveling out of Baltimore north bound on i83 or Charles st, look up – you might just catch a glimpse of an 80-foot tall space chihuahua.