The Google Search that Changed my Career

It was 2009, I had a toddler and was working full-time in my first career as a zoological animal trainer and manager when I knew that I was ready to move on to creating my own business.  As the path towards photography kept increasing it’s call to me, I thought I had...

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The Best of 2016

I hope that 2017 is finding you energized and ready to make this year the best yet, in your business and your personal life.  In order to help you get a jump on all that awesomeness, I wanted to share with you the 10 most popular blog posts of 2016.  Enjoy! 3 reasons...

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Top Ten – Enhance Creativity

In honor of the #enhancecreativity challenge that was going on the past few months, the only requirement for this month's Top Ten is that the maker go outside of their comfort zone and try something new.  Wow!  You guys have blown me away!  Congratulations not only to...

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Make 2017 your best year yet!

I seriously LOVE the new year.  The opportunity to open a brand new book in which YOU get to write the story.  There is power in setting your intentions. I want to invite you to a FREE mini-training happening January 2-6, 2017 on the Hair of the Dog Facebook page. ...

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The $3,000 session average…

A multiple thousand dollar session average seems completely unattainable and out of reach when you are grinding through creating your business and desperately seeking your target client.  Psychology tells us that there are two ways in which people commonly react when...

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November Top Ten – Black and White

Wow, you guys sure know how to make my job challenging.  There were some gorgeous images posted this month, it was really hard to narrow it down to ten!  Turns out I couldn't, so there is actually 11.  lol!  Enjoy!  This may be my most favorite set yet! Holly Hildreth...

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How your flexibility is hurting your business

This past spring we were in the market for an orthodontist for my daughter.  There is one orthodontist that is HIGHLY recommended and it seems that every single student at my daughter’s elementary school goes there.  I called for an appointment and received one 6...

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Feature Photog – Terran Bayer from Westway Studio

Please welcome San Diego-based pet photographer, Terran Bayer from Westway Studio to the Hair of the Dog blog.....and there is some HUGE news at the end, so you definitely want to read though this one!  🙂 Tell us about what inspired you to create Westway Studio? ...

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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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