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Photographing White Dogs — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Photographing White Dogs — BARKography This is a blog circle post. When we all are spending more time online, why not look at more cute dog photos, right? Click the link at the bottom of this post and you’ll go through the circle and get to see other dog photographer’s blogs about our topic this week which is white.When I think of white, two things immediately come to mind: an adorable white pitbull named Sugar that I photographed last year…

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Center Weighted Photos — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Center Weighted Photos — BARKography Occasionally you’ll see that I participate in a blog circle with other dog photographers from around the world. Each week we are given a topic to blog about and show photos. At the end of each post is a link to another dog photographer. If you click the link at the bottom of each post, you’ll go through the blog circle and get to see other photographer’s cute dog photos. Since we are all scrolling…

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Why Do I Watermark All of my Photos? — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Why Do I Watermark All of my Photos? — BARKography If you’ve seen the photos I post on Instagram and Facebook, you know that I heavily watermark my photos. The watermark designates who the creator of the image is. Most people aren’t familiar with copyright laws. I’m no expert either but did you know that if you repost a photo that you didn’t take or didn’t purchase, you are probably in violation of copyright infringement.  All of my photos are stamped…

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Sad Shelter Dog Finds Comfort with New Family – Pet Photography Article

Sad Shelter Dog Finds Comfort with New Family “He’s learning all kinds of commands and thinks he’s a lap dog.” We met Topper (Poncho at the Shelter) when he came to our Tampa Pet Photo Studio for his adoption photos. Topper’s Adoption Photo taken on 11/18/20 Topper had been at the shelter for just under a month, but was adopted four days after his photo shoot by his forever family. Our passion is helping shelter pets find forever homes with…

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Working With Animals During Lockdown – Pet Photography Article

Working With Animals During Lockdown At Urban Paws UK we only work with highly trained, reliable and consistent animal models and actors. As such we ensure that any animals put forward for a job is suitable for the role. This reduces the time required on-set and minimising risks to health and safety while working with animals during lockdown. Many of our trained animals are able to work indoors and outdoors without a lead/harness, reducing the risk of cross-contamination. They are…

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The Pandemic is the Perfect Time to Use Animal Talent – Pet Photography Article

The Pandemic is the Perfect Time to Use Animal Talent The pandemic has undoubtedly shaken the way we as a country do business. From the debate around whether working from home is viable, to the overall effect on the economy; things are changing. Creative industries are no different and are in many ways struggling even more, despite the UK government confirming that film, television and advertisement productions can continue as long as “all filming activity is carried out in a…

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2020 Year in Review — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

2020 Year in Review — BARKography 2020 has been a wild ride for most of us. Even with all of the craziness, I have stayed very busy photographing dogs and I’m so very grateful to each and every person who booked photo shoots with me this year.In January, I’d set a goal for myself to travel every month in 2020. I spent New Years Day on the Oregon coast. I was in San Antonio Texas at the end of February…

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Sneak Peeks of Dexter – Zoo Studio – Pet Photography Article

Sneak Peeks of Dexter – Zoo Studio Zoo Studio Photo gallery Big beautiful images. Just imagine having your own! Your Zoo Studio Experience From the first consultation to the final art prints on your wall – Here we explain our process! Why Choose Zoo We think a strong under­stand­ing of ani­mal behav­iour & ani­mal body lan­guage is how to get the best out of your pet. Meet the Zoo Studio Team Zoo Studio is more than just a job to…

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Dog Photography Tips for the ‘Books, Barks + Banter’ Facebook Group — Jesse Freidin Photographer – Pet Photography Article

Dog Photography Tips for the ‘Books, Barks + Banter’ Facebook Group — Jesse Freidin Photographer I had a great time chatting with the wonderful ‘Books, Barks and Banter’ Facebook Group the other day. As a little holiday gift from the directors to the members, I got to present a short one hour mini dog photography class – focusing on some key components to improve everyone’s own photographs of their own dogs (whether with their iPhones or ‘real’ cameras). I love…

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What Type of Dog Collar is Best for your Dog’s Photo Shoot? — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

What Type of Dog Collar is Best for your Dog’s Photo Shoot? — BARKography Are you considering a dog photo shoot but you aren’t sure about which type of collar will work best? I’m going to show you a lot of different photos that will help you answer that question.Let me start off by saying, your dog’s safety is the #1 priority during the photo shoot.That being said, I prefer dogs that look “naked” in their photos. I prefer the…

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Dog Photography Photo Session Tips about your Dog’s Collar — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Dog Photography Photo Session Tips about your Dog’s Collar — BARKography Prior to meeting up with my clients for a photo shoot, I email them a Welcome Packet that has a lot of information in it to help them prepare for the session. Some of this information has to do with what type of collar your dog wears.I don’t typically edit your dog’s collar out of the photos. I never edit out a harness. This is just my personal opinion…

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International Day of Veterinary Medicine — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

International Day of Veterinary Medicine — BARKography If you are here, I’m guessing you’re an animal lover. If you’re like me, when you were a kid you probably had dreams about becoming a veterinarian when you grew up.I always dreamed of working with animals but I quickly figured out a couple of reasons why I would never become a vet. My grades in biology weren’t good enough to get into vet school and my heart wasn’t strong enough to deal…

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Backyard Wedding Only Has 1 Guest…a Dog – Pet Photography Article

Backyard Wedding Only Has 1 Guest…a Dog Brett and Jenn’s North Carolina Wedding was canceled due to COVID, so they decided to host an intimate backyard wedding instead with only one guest…their dog.  Tally, a rescued Catahoula mix, was the only guest besides the officiant. Mary and I were invited to take the photos because they knew they wanted Tally front and center, which may not have been possible with a traditional ceremony.  Brett and Jenn are self proclaimed “not…

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Dog Photography Gift Certificates — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Dog Photography Gift Certificates — BARKography Are you holiday shopping for a dog lover? BARKography gift certificates are available for purchase and make great gifts.Just imagine that certain someone in your life opening up a present personalized for his/her dog. BARKography photo sessions are all about the dog but the dog mom and dog dad can certainly be in some of the photos too. I love capturing the love we share with our dogs in my photos.Gift certificate prices start…

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San Diego Dogs Harley & Mason San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

San Diego Dogs Harley & Mason San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog Today on the blog I’ve got some portraits I’ve been so excited to share with you – featuring two adorable doggy brothers from San Diego, Harley & Mason! These boys are tough-looking dogs, but I’m going to spoil the surprise right now: they’re actually complete sweethearts. (Sorry, boys!) When I first spoke with their mom about planning their session, she came to me with a…

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Charlotte Murals — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Charlotte Murals — BARKography If you’ve followed me for a while, you know that I love photographing dogs in front of murals. Charlotte has a great street art scene and there are new works being created all the time.One of my new favorites is these steps at The Metropolitan painted by @napoletanoart.When I saw them on instagram and I knew I had to get a dog on them and I had no idea while I was taking these that little…

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Dogs and Hats — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Dogs and Hats — BARKography Perhaps he looks like he does here because he knows he’s wearing a woman’s hat? I guess I could have grabbed my husband’s Pittsburgh Steelers toboggan. Maybe he would’ve liked it better?He also tolerates Christmas tree headbands. I should find some antlers.And speaking of antlers, here’s a story that cracks me up every time I think of it. 6 years ago when we rescued Moose, my niece was at school at the University of South…

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Sneak Peeks of Scally – Zoo Studio – Pet Photography Article

Sneak Peeks of Scally – Zoo Studio Zoo Studio Photo gallery Big beautiful images. Just imagine having your own! Your Zoo Studio Experience From the first consultation to the final art prints on your wall – Here we explain our process! Why Choose Zoo We think a strong under­stand­ing of ani­mal behav­iour & ani­mal body lan­guage is how to get the best out of your pet. Meet the Zoo Studio Team Zoo Studio is more than just a job to…

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World Kindness Day 2020 — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

World Kindness Day 2020 — BARKography Today is World Kindness Day. In this crazy world we are in right now after months of dealing with covid and cases rising in the US, it seems fitting that this day falls on Friday the 13th. It is 2020 after all.This day promotes the importance of being kind to one another. Today more than ever this seems like something we should all be doing every day not just today.A few years ago my…

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Sneak Peeks of Willow and Ralphie – Pet Photography Article

Sneak Peeks of Willow and Ralphie Posted in Client Session Sneak Peeks  •  Leave your thoughts It’s Husky time with gorgeous duo, Willow and Ralphie. Willow is 4yo, long haired, black and white with grey on her and she has different coloured eyes, blue and brown. Ralphie is 3yo and he is pure white with striking blue eyes. Willow is a very independent young lady and very happy to be on her own doing her own thing. Mum describes Willow as…

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Editing the Leash out of Photos — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Editing the Leash out of Photos — BARKography Did you know that if the dog is on leash during the photo shoot, I edit the leash out of the photo? I do. Editing the leash out is part of the post-processing that I do to each photo in Photoshop.I know a lot of owners think their dog can’t be photographed because he/she has to be on leash. It’s totally fine for them to be on leash. In Mecklenburg County, if…

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Sneak Peeks of Orlando and Vladimir – Pet Photography Article

Sneak Peeks of Orlando and Vladimir How adorable are these two? Orlando and Vladimir are a couple of Poodle crosses who just love life and each other’s company. Light brown, Orlando, is 15yo and his younger, dark fur-sibling, Vladimir, is 10yo. Orlando has often been described as an ‘attention seeker’ and wants everyone in the room to pat him and adorn him with lots of love and affection. If you are within reach of this lovable boy, he will lavish…

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Behind the Scenes at an AGoldPhoto Pet Photo Shoot in Tampa – Pet Photography Article

Behind the Scenes at an AGoldPhoto Pet Photo Shoot in Tampa Kooper and Killian have opposite personalities and their Dog Parents really wanted to capture that during their Pet Photo Shoot Experience. They have a large empty wall in their home and they wanted to fill it with Wall Art of Kooper and Killian. Kooper (Above) is a real ham and loves showing off. Killian (above) can be a little shy and nervous around strangers, but once he saw Kooper…

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A Brick and Mortar Pet Photo Studio in Tampa? That’s a thing? – Pet Photography Article

A Brick and Mortar Pet Photo Studio in Tampa? That’s a thing? Big Enough for Multiple Great Danes, Families and Plenty of Chihuahuas Tampa’s AGoldPhoto Pet Photography was born back in 2016. Adam spent his weekends volunteering at Humane Society of Tampa Bay, taking adoption photos of shelter pets. Shelter pets in need of new homes posed for photos inside a very small, mobile photo studio, which was setup in corner of the shelter’s multi-purpose room. The shelter loved Adam’s…

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You Won’t Believe How We Got This Dog and Cat to Pose for Photos Together – Pet Photography Article

You Won’t Believe How We Got This Dog and Cat to Pose for Photos Together Posing two pets for a photo shoot has its challenges, but posing a dog and a cat together and having them sit still long enough? Now that’s an even bigger challenge. Dude and Ace came to our studio for their Pet Photo Shoot Experience at our Tampa Pet Photo studio. Ace is a kitten and really loved exploring our studio. As soon as we let…

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Rocky, Prince, Homer & Roxy – a Family of Dachshunds & Miniature Schnauzers – Pet Photography Article

Rocky, Prince, Homer & Roxy – a Family of Dachshunds & Miniature Schnauzers I recently had the pleasure of photographing the cutest dog pack! This family includes 2 dachshunds and 2 miniature schnauzers – a lot of little dogs with big personalities. 🙂 Sometimes photographing multiple dogs can be a challenge from the photographer’s perspective, and that wasn’t untrue for us – but you know what? The more the merrier! We were able to created a ton of great portraits…

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8 Dogs Showing Their Owners Unconditional Love – Pet Photography Article

8 Dogs Showing Their Owners Unconditional Love Dogs and Their People Can Now Be Photographed Together at Our Tampa Photo Studio Now that our Tampa Pet Photo Studio is open, Dog Parents can now join their pups for a photo shoot. We often hear that owners have thousands of photos of their dogs on their phone, but not many photos together. Prior to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were traveling the country, taking photos of pets at bars and breweries, with…

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Elliot the Shy Dachshund – San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog – Pet Photography Article

Elliot the Shy Dachshund – San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog San Diego Pet Photographer Allison Shamrell ~ The Blog I am very happy to introduce you to little miss Elliot! She is the kind of dog who lets her presence be known – but that’s probably not surprising if you’ve ever met a dachshund before, haha! Here’s a fun fact about Elliot: she is named after the character on the TV show, Scrubs. I instantly knew…

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Traveling Photographer — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Traveling Photographer — BARKography If you’ve looked around my website or if you follow me on Instagram, you know I love to travel. I consciously made a decision not to travel as much in 2019 so I’d planned to travel a lot in 2020. I actually set a goal to travel every month. That goal was on track as I was in Oregon in January, Texas in February and technically in March too because I came home on March 1.…

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Dog Photography Bloopers — BARKography – Pet Photography Article

Dog Photography Bloopers — BARKography I love dog photography bloopers. Sometimes what I’d consider the “outtakes” are my favorites. After each photo session, when I’m back in my home office, I get to look at all of the photos I took at our photo shoot. This is one of my favorite parts of the process…. although I love every part.Culling the photos, looking at them and determining which ones are keepers and which ones can be discarded is a lengthy…

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