Top Ten Challenge – Leading Lines

It was another agonizing decision to choose only 10 images to highlight.  Great job everyone!  Congratulations to the winners. Sabine Fallend Fotografie Michaela Krenn Photography Shelley Paulson Photography Olga Zeeb Purrticular Photography CatsDog Photography Pet...

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How a bottle of water builds a business…

I live deep in the suburbs.  There is no walking to dinner or hopping on public transportation.  Until recently, there was approximately ONE yellow cab in all of Pittsburgh.  This has all changed due to one little word….UBER.  We all know that the “sharing” economy...

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Enhance your creativity challenge…

You may know I’ve been in a creative slump recently, I wrote about it here.  Welcome to the life of a creative.  My work is technically sound.  I’m winning awards in print competition.  My clients love their images and the phone is ringing.  However, I know there is...

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Top Ten – Shadows

Congratulations to this month's Top Ten winners!  As usual, it was tough to choose as there was an incredible selection of images submitted! Little White Dog Pet Photography Barkography Samantha Paducha Photography Bindz Photography Love, Hope, Believe, Galgo Adoption...

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Speed up your Lightroom Culling Process

Culling.  The bane of photographers near and wide.  Thank goodness we shoot pets and not weddings, right?!?  (for a myriad of reasons, lol!) A regular session for me generally results in approximately 400 images to go through, of which I want to show 30-50 to my...

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How $10 Can Drastically Improve Your Photography

The Easy Button.  Staples sure does make that sound appealing, don’t they?  While there isn’t an easy button in photography or post-processing…there is an easy button for white balance. Enter the Grey Card.  You can find a simple grey card for $10.  *grabs megaphone*...

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Top Ten – Run

The Top Ten challenge for August was Run.  As usual, there were some incredible images and narrowing it down to only 10 was REALLY hard!   Big congratulations to our winners! Shelley Paulson Photography Cohen the Australian Shepherd BrindleBerry Pet Photography...

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Welcome to the Crossroads

Life as an artist is like living on a roller coaster.  We create.  We grow.  We celebrate success.  We beat ourselves up.  We tell ourselves that our work is crap.  A little voice in our head tells us to quit.  Welcome to the crossroads. This is a place that you will...

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The Myth of the Part-Time Photographer

If I hear it again, I’m going to scream. “Part-time photographers can afford to charge less than full-time photographers because they don’t have to rely on the income.” This echoes far and wide across the interwebs and it’s just plain wrong, in my little humble...

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Top Ten – Sky

July's Top Ten Challenge on the Hair of the Dog Facebook Group was Sky, and it was a good one!  There were so many incredible images it was really hard to choose, but alas, I had to.  Congratulations to July's Top Ten winners. Angel Sallade Photography BrindleBerry...

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The Editing Ninja is back….

Today's the day!  Post-Processing for Pet Photographers is now available! Editing is a cornerstone of our workflow...and one area that most photographers get lost in a crazy time suck.  It doesn't have to be that way.  Let's create an effective and efficient workflow...

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My interview with Heather, the Editing Ninja

If you are a member of the Hair of the Dog Facebook group, you may have noticed that I posted a blooper reel from some videos that Heather and I were recording.  (If you aren't a member, get your little hiney over to Facebook and request to join!  Just introduce...

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The 5K Charitable Marketing Challenge

It’s no secret that charitable marketing is one of my favorite marketing strategies.  It builds good will towards your business, attracts clients that value you, raises money for causes that you care about, and can add significantly to your bottom line….what’s not to...

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Top Ten – Bokeh

Thank you to everyone that participated in the monthly image challenge in June!  It was the largest participation EVER with well over 200 images shared....and many of them absolutely bokeh-licious.  Please believe me when I tell you that choosing a top ten out of that...

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Top Ten – Funny

It was another tough month to choose the Top Ten...so much in that I actually chose 11.  What can I say?  You guys are just too good!  Enjoy and congratulations to our winners!! 7 to 1 Photography The Pug Life Sharon Snider Photography Holly Hildreth Photography Karen...

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3 Reasons You Don’t Have More Clients

Mistake #1 - Your Website Your website is your storefront, whether you have a retail location or not.  What is the first thing you do when you are checking out a new business?  Right, you go to their website.  First impressions are CRITICAL!  Even if a prospective...

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Top Ten – Framed

This topic is always a hard one to judge!  It could have easily been a top 20....but alas, I had to choose only ten.  Congratulations to everyone! Glücksmomente Fotografie Furtography Pet Portraits 7 to 1 Photography by Kelly Pilgrim-Byrne Rae Prince Photography...

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