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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Navigating gift certificates and Black Friday offers

The holidays are almost upon us and that means a flurry of gift purchasing and holiday discounts from companies large and small.  It also means that photographers want in on a piece of this holiday purchasing mayhem…but be careful as there are some major pitfalls that...

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Remove Tear Stains in Photoshop

White dogs can be challenging to edit, especially when they have the dark stains around their eyes or muzzle.  As with everything in Photoshop, there are a variety of possible solutions from selective color replacement, selecting a certain color range, painting, and...

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Top Ten – Big

Another month with oodles of gorgeous images.  I really tried to pick out images that went with the theme, with something big in the image.  It could be the ears, the paw, the background, or even the dogs themselves.  Thank you to everyone that entered and...

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How I spent 50K

It’s no secret that running a photography business requires us to wear MANY hats.  We need to know the craft of photography and post-processing, animal behavior, website design, accounting and pricing, sales strategies, customer service, and so…much…more.  With so...

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Top Ten – Pattern

Yet again, an incredible amount of fantastic submissions.  Thank you everyone and congratulations to our top ten - pattern winners! Bridget Davey Photography Furtography Catherin Arsenault Photographe Chantal Levesque Photo Tails of Time Pet Photography Lieblingstier...

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The best camera holster system

I don’t know many photographers that haven’t had some sort of pain caused by our profession.  While our job isn’t as physical as a 280-pound linebacker, it is physically demanding!  Our gear gets heavy and that causes lots of people to have issues with their back,...

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The $59 Photography Session

The title of this post may be a little harsh, but it doesn't make it any less true.  Have you heard of Snappr?  It started in Australia but has now moved to San Francisco, it's the Uber of photography.  They are advertising hand-picked pros showing up at your door in...

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Top Ten – Sunshine

Each month seems to get harder and harder to choose the winners, this one was no exception with over 200 entries!  Huge congratulations to the winners. Wet Nose Photography Shelley Paulson Photography Salt Photography Furtography - by Craig Bullock Chantal Levesque...

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Enhance dog eyes in Photoshop

We've all heard that the eyes are the window to the soul, but often those eyes come straight out of the camera all sorts of unremarkable.  The key is enhancing a dog's eyes in post-production, whether you use Photoshop or Lightroom.  In this video, I'm sharing my...

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Top Ten – Urban

I love the textures, lines, and compositional possibilities of urban shooting.  It is my absolute favorite session location...so choosing this month's top ten was no easy feat!  Congratulations to all of our winners (all 11 of them - I couldn't choose) and don't...

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