Tricks and treats of a Pet photographer

Basking in the fun play and cuddles from the dogs I photograph is certainly a treat for me, but capturing the dogs essence, much less his attention, requires a photographer to have a few tricks up her sleeve. Here are a couple of the tricks that I utilize throughout the photo session.

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Delivery and Care of your Artwork from your Pet Portrait Session- Step 4

Wall display 3 images

Prints/digitals generally take about 3 weeks from time of order to complete the final retouching and processing.

I have searched for products that are of the highest quality and some of these companies are from around the world therefore Wall Art/Albums can take 6-8 weeks from final approval. Consider the turn around time for these in order to place your order with enough time to allow for normal delays.

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Choosing a Pet Portrait Location

Brownie the Rescue Dog

When you inquire about a photo session, one of the questions that I will be asking is where you want to have the session. In Syracuse, we a luck to have a number of parks and urban areas to have your session depending on your needs. but before we get to my list, I want to find out If your pup accompanies you everywhere you may decide to choose from my list of suggestions. This portrait session is designed for you and your pet and how you live and want to enjoy each other and the memories of your time together. So consider these things first.

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Motion

Sometimes rescue animals are very distrusting of that big black box (camera) that you are holding to your face. One of the ways that I get them more relaxed is to play with them.   Once they are in motion running after a ball or toy  they can sometimes become oblivious to the camera. Here are…

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Architectural

Bridge and residence

This weeks challenge is too use some sort of architectural element in our images.  I immediately thought about Franklin Square.  Franklin Square was initially an industrial neighborhood.  As industries moved out, but eventually someone had the great idea to turn the area into a combination of residential and commercial spaces.  Buildings were renovated and turned…

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Patterns

This weeks challenge is using patterns.  For a moment I was pondering what I should do, then I realized I was already working on a pattern.   The benefit for Second Chance Canine Adoption Shelter is coming up next Friday and is sure to be a wonderful event to aid the animals.  The volunteer’s have been…

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A Day in the Life

reactive dog

A day in the Life of Declan! Declan is my current dog.  He is a lab-hound mix and a rescue.  He is my “Wild Child”.  He wakes up early- about 5:15 and loves to run around the yard either chasing squirrels or ‘defending’ the yard from the next door neighbors puppy by running up and…

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Favorite Song

The challenge this week was to have our blog feature pictures that represent our favorite song. My taste in music ranges far and wide, so it was hard to come up with a favorite song.  I decided to choose “I knew I loved you” by Savage Garden.  I think the words fit perfectly with how animal…

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Minimalism

Keeping it simple is the basic premise of minimalism.  Generally there will be a small number of elements in the photo.  For this image of Duke, is the only element that is in focus, but he is set against a background that is blurred, but has an interesting texture.  The rule of thirds is also…

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Wide Angle

When taking images, you sometimes need to determine the best lens for the situation.  If you have a wide landscape and you wish to capture everything in the scene, it would be best to use a wide angle lens.  The first image here was of someone I photographed last summer.  She was playing fetch with…

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