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Taking photos of dogs who ignore you

How do I get photos of a dog who runs away and refuses to “cooperate”?

How do I get photos of a dog who ignores me? I loved this question from my newsletter request a few weeks ago! Oh my – do I know how […]


Fall, Creativity, & Coffee Edition – Thursday Links

Here my top 3 links to inspire you for the week of September 29th!  Enjoy Tips for Shooting Fall Foliage Creativity Field Guide Brew the Perfect Cup of Coffee (because you can’t take […]

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New video tutorial – Lenses I use for dog photos

I’ve put together a new video with a few of my favorite dog images. I talk (ramble?) about what lenses I used and how I got what I did. I […]

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What kind of lens did you use – now on my pinterest boards!

I shoot a lot of different types of subjects – but the overall theme is always natural and candid. I need to be able to shoot quickly and capture the […]

How to take better photos at animal rescues

Taking better photos of shelter animals – a quick guide.

I had a great time at the Dane County Humane Society this past weekend!  I love working with their organization, and I had a great time meeting everyone.  I’ve put […]

The best lenses for pet photography

The best lens for pet photography

(Update:  If you want to try this lens, or any other lens or camera combo, out before you buy – check out Borrow Lenses.  You can try before you buy. […]


How to Make B&W’s in Lightroom

Had a great Google+ Hangout last week Thursday (other than having to re-boot due to the snowstorm…) about how to do simple b&w conversions in Lightroom. The part about adding […]


Adding detail to fur – video tutorial

I’m starting to do some photo tutorials on Google Hangouts over on Google+ (join me there if you’re on it), and I did a practice session today by recording a […]

How to stop comparing yourself to others

Please stop comparing yourself to others. Seriously.

This is a PSA from a fellow creative – please stop comparing yourself to others. It does you no good, and actually makes your productivity and creativity suffer.  This great […]

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Fun with the canines! A mini workshop in Weatherford, TX.

Had an awesome mini workshop this past weekend in Weatherford, TX. These trips always remind me of how hard shelter volunteers and staff work at making sure the animals are […]