See Nicole’s Studio!

I’m pretty much obsessed with model homes and HGTV - especially House Hunters International - house hunting AND foreign lands can I get an Amen!  🙌 I’ve got my own version of HODTV going on today - and it’s a tour of my home studio.  For those of you that...

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Lightroom Classic or Lightroom CC?

What happens when Adobe takes a product that we have been using for years and changes the name of that product while at THE SAME TIME adds a NEW product with the same name as the OLD product?  Mass confusion. If you are a professional pet photographer or aspiring pet...

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My Perpetual State of Stuck

Raise your hand if you’ve ever been trapped in a perpetual state of stuck.  🙋‍♀️ I’ve discovered that this is a regular state for me and most recently been caused by being completely overwhelmed with trying to come up with the perfect Instagram “strategy”.  Every...

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Top Ten – Jump

May's theme was Jump...and boy was it difficult to choose the top ten....again!  Congratulations to all of the winners...well deserved. Mutt Love Photography Jane Hodges Photography Furry Toes Photos Lieblingstier Fotografie Oxford Dog Photography Bridget Davey...

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Photography Business Growth = Leads and Sales

I hear it all of the time... "I don't have enough clients." "My calendar is empty." "I keep posting on Instagram, but I don't have any inquiries." I've said it before and I'll say it again, there is NO SINGLE thing that you can do to magically fill your calendar. ...

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Top Ten – Before and After

Oh wow.  You guys have done some pretty incredible work...and once again this was a tough call!  Alas, I had to narrow it down to ten images.  Congratulations to the winners! Pouka Fine Art Pet Portraits Oxford Dog Photography Share the Joy Photography Jess Bell...

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Top Ten (er…Eleven) Water

There were SO MANY incredible entries this month!  It was seriously impossible to choose....and when I thought that I had - there were eleven.  I couldn't possibly cut one more so enjoy this month's Top Eleven - Water.  Congratulations everyone! Chantal Levesque Photo...

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Remove a leash in Photoshop – without leaving a trace!

You may regularly use the Healing Tools - such as the Patch Tool or Spot Healing Tool for removing a leash in Photoshop - but what do you do when those tools are leaving harsh lines and artifacts on your background? This two-minute video is to the rescue...although...

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Top Ten – Friendship

Gorgeous images this month for our Top Ten - Friendship edition!  Thank you to everyone that took the time to submit and congratulations to our winners!  🙂 Furtography Keri Nakahashi Photography BC Farm & Family Photography Jess Bell Photography Angel Sallade...

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Editing a silhouette image

Creating stunning silhouette images is a piece of cake once you know some handy little Lightroom secrets to bring amazing color out of your raw file.  Check out this image that I captured recently in Florida - a state that gives you incredible sunset spectacles almost...

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Don’t waste your education dollars

It’s that time again…trade show time! Two of the photography industry’s biggest events are happening over the next two months - Imaging USA in Nashville and WPPI in Vegas.  These are events in which over 10,000 photographers descend to attend classes, network with...

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Top Ten – Rule of Thirds

It's time for one of my favorite posts of the month...showing off the incredible work of the Hair of the Dog Facebook community.  The theme this month was Rule of Thirds.  Congratulations to all of the winners! Joanne Photography Carrie Southerton Dog Photography...

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Make 2018 a transformational year

How was your 2017? Whether it was successful beyond your wildest dreams, disappointing, or somewhere in between…2018 is knocking on the door. In order for 2018 to be a year that makes your heart explode with gratitude for the success that you had - it’s critical that...

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Should I crop my photo in Lightroom or Photoshop?

I don't know about you, but I think it's literally impossible for me to shoot images with a straight horizon!  I swear, it's not because I'm drinking chocolate martinis prior to shooting.  😉 When you are straightening your photos in Lightroom, do you ever run into...

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End of year savings!

I can't believe that 2017 is wrapping up.  How is it possible that we only have about 2 weeks left until 2018?!?!  I still feel like it's 1999, except that the Netflix shows are WAY better than anything that was on tv back then. In order to bid adieu to 2017 and grab...

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Save the internet

Raise your hand if you love your cable company? Bueller…Bueller…  No one?   Didn’t think so. If you are in the United States, your internet service provider could soon be offering internet service in a similar manner. Want to purchase something on Amazon?  You need to...

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Top Ten – Negative Space

Oh negative space, you are my most favorite composition "rule".  We had some gorgeous images submitted and, as usual, it was hard to choose!  Congratulations to the winners! Jess Bell Photography Lou Adams Photography Stephanie Buckman Photography & Design Megan...

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