Are Wide Angle Lenses Good for Dog Portraits?

I’m going to skip the suspense, wide angle lenses are absolutely AWESOME for pet portraits. To explain why, I’ll talk a little about the unique qualities present in wide angle lenses and explain how this translates to adorable puppy photos. Wide Angle lenses are those with very small focal lengths. They capture a much wider […]

5 Reasons to Buy Custom Pet Photography

Your cell phone camera just isn’t cutting it. Don’t get me wrong, cell phone cameras are awesome. It’s pretty incredible that most people constantly have a tool in their pocket that can capture fun memories. I have taken an unreasonable amount of cell phone shots of my dog in the past few years. I love […]

What if My Dog Won’t Sit Still for Pictures?

Owners of high energy dogs are often worried that photos of their pooch won’t turn out well because it simply won’t stay still. While high energy dogs do require a different style of shooting, they are no more difficult to photograph than a docile, calm dog. Here are some ways to capture photos even if […]

Canon vs. Nikon for Pet Photography

Canon and Nikon are the most popular brands of DSLR cameras in the world. Both are fantastic for capturing beautiful images and most people would be happy with either brand. I have used cameras from both brands extensively and have shot hundreds of dogs with each. Here is some advice on the Canon vs. Nikon […]

Why you should avoid selective coloring

Selectively colored photos have been far too popular for far too long. What once was a unique concept has become a vastly overused crutch for novice photographers. Its use has become widespread simply because it is incredibly easy to implement, and it is often one of the first “tricks” you can easily learn in Photoshop. […]

Problems with 50mm prime lenses

I’ve spent a great deal of time in the past month photographing my dogs with a Nikon 50mm f/1.4 lens, trying to determine why this focal length is regularly mentioned as a “must have”. I bought it when I first switched to Nikon, knowing I wanted a large aperture lens but not knowing which focal […]

How Do I Take Great Rescue Dog Photos?

Nothing gets a rescue dog adopted faster than having a great photo for its online listing. Unfortunately, many shelters either do not have the time or the ability to take a nice picture. Dogs are often adopted based on their appearance, and therefore a dog with a poor picture already has a lower chance of […]