Things I Wish I Had Known Sooner

It's hard starting out and not having insights into what may make your photography life simpler. Hopefully, some of these tips will help you get started faster. External Drive Storage - I've been keeping my images off the computer and on external drives, and it's an excellent approach for memory use and storage. Separate your client images and y...
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Preparing for Your Dog's Photoshoot

I want your session to be as enjoyable as possible, and this brief list should help you get the most out of your session. Six Foot Leash Your six-foot leash should be simple and preferably a solid color. I use leather leashes for my dogs, but nylon and cotton are fine too. I'll also have show leads, collars, and long lines to use if we're not i...
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Look at the Camera - Tips for Getting Great Photos of Your Dog

The main goal in pet photography is to produce a quality image with the dog looking at the camera; this may be easier said than done. I've shot photos of thousands of dogs, and I'm sharing some of my top tricks to get dogs to look at the camera in this blog. Actors and Non-Actors Actors - Some dogs are naturals, and when I create their images, I t...
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Photographer Model Calls | Why I do them

I do model calls for people and animals in Minnesota, the Upper Midwest, and when I'm traveling to and after arriving at locations. Why have model calls? Boosting income is not the focus of my model calls. Don't get me wrong, some models do book sessions and purchase images and products. Do they get discounts on the sessions they book and the p...
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Pro Tip - Capture Better Video

PRO TIP - CAPTURE BETTER VIDEO Growing up, my family always had photos and home movies of moments in our lives. I can recall the smell of the projector blub as our lives flickered in front of us on the pull-up screen. My sister and I had those movies digitized, and I hope to add them to my video channels as time permits. My hope with this post is t...
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