Dogs!

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:  …

Sniff and boing: shooting intuitively for pet photographers.

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Dogs being dogs: The progression of the boing and sniff. Taking photos of dog being well, dogs, is possibly the best job on the planet.  When I shoot I don’t have burst mode on, so these progressions are not just a just a bunch of photos I have gotten by just pressing the shutter. Instead I try…

Bird Dog Photography Workshop at Pineridge Grouse Camp

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As many of you know, hunting dogs in the field are some of my favorite subjects.  I’m partnering with Pineridge Grouse Camp this May for a one of a kind workshop.  Over 3 days we’ll do both sessions and instruction.  You get a private photography session with me, and I’ll teach how to take better photos…

2015 Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race

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The Apostle Islands Sled Dog Race is one of my favorite events up here. This past week I got to get some amazing photos of some very happy dogs – and mushers :).  You can see all of the photos here:  AISDR 2015 Photos (btw – you are a musher and would like a free file…