Dogs!

Happy Tails – Cooper and his new home!

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About a week ago I went on my Facebook page and saw a note from a woman named Alex looking for photos I had taken at the Watertown Humane Society of her new canine companion, Cooper. I got overly excited (imagine that) and asked if she would write a story about how Cooper came into…

Dogs of Lake Superior Workshop – July 11th

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Come join us for the Dogs of Lake Superior Photography Workshop July 11th, 2015 from 9-1. Dogs, Lake Superior, and fast action – the perfect combination! The July date should be much warmer than this one from May ;).  (Yes -those are winter hats!).  Despite the cold, we had a great time, and I am excited…

Dog Photography Shelter Workshop at OAHS

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This past weekend was a crazy road trip all over the state of Wisconsin.  On Friday I was at the Oshkosh Are Humane Society to teach a dog photography workshop with their volunteers and some others visiting from other shelters.  We discussed dark dogs, fast moving dogs, and shooting without looking in the viewfinder. I…

Ruffed Grouse Magazine Feature

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Bird dogs are my favorite subject – and I am honored to be the featured photographer for Ruffed Grouse Magazine for their Summer 2015 issue. There is a preview on their site:  Ruffed Grouse Society, and here are a few of my picks as well (some are in the magazine, and some are not). Storytelling…

Sweet, sweet Kaia – Seattle sessions.

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On my trip to Seattle last month I met the sweet, sweet old girl Kaia.  She loves her trips to the park with her mom Kristin – and snuggling in her backyard after playing in Lake Washington. We had a blast playing in the lake and throwing sticks ;).  I love that I got to…

The Ultimate Gift

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So, two months ago Al and I lost our two oldest baby dogs in less than 2 weeks. I took photos of Max’s last few days – from the mess on his face from us trying to feed him, to the saline bag while we tried to hydrate him, to the last moments in the…

Dogs of Conserve School!

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Deep in the Northwoods of Wisconsin is a semester based boarding school called Conserve School.  Students from all over the country come for one semester (usually part of their junior year). Conserve School is for students who have demonstrated a genuine interest in the natural world and who are motivated to conserve it. This semester-long…

Sniffing lenses at Watertown Humane Society

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So I talk a lot about letting dogs sniff your lens in my tutorials and in my free download.  Well – this past week at my shelter workshop at the Watertown Humane Society – that technique was captured in action ;).  Tater showed us all why you should let those canines check out your lens:  …