Dogs!

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…

A sweet old girl and a rather amorous Great Pyrenees

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On my trip to Atlanta, I met two very sweet and loving dogs – Nick and Lizzie.  Nick was especially loving – and when I met him, I used a phrase many pet photographers know well:  “Don’t worry, they hump me all the time…”.  And well, it’s true.  Must be that I smell like Chihuahua…

Lake Superior beach wedding – complete with sled dogs!

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Sled dogs and Lake Superior – sounds like my perfect wedding!  It’s currently -5 degrees out with a -20 windchill, which are the conditions I am normally blogging about when it comes to sled dogs, but this past September it was much warmer. You may have followed the adventures I’ve had with Firestar Kennel –…

Car dogs, couch dogs, and a very happy pack!

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I get to meet the most awesome animal loving, kindhearted, & fun people on my adventures around the country.  I absolutely love it when I can come to a house and document the bonds these families have.  I also love it when I can document a dog and his favorite couch.  This shoot was both of…