Archive of ‘Stories & How-to’s’ category

How to take better photos in cold weather (and how to deal with battery issues!).

The colder it is – the happier I am (seriously).  That’s mostly because I am comfortable and warm regardless of what the temperature is.  I never wear cotton socks (I always wear wool – cotton is the devil and will keep you cold) – and I am always wearing a merino wool cami underneath my […]

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Shake it off!

How to take “shake it off” types of photos. It’s spring! That means dogs in the water – and some great opportunities to get those super fun shake it off photos.  I recorded this tutorial on how to take better photos of dogs shaking water off: 3 biggest steps: 1) Go for the highest shutter […]

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How to shoot comfortably in the cold

How to take photograph in the cold

My favorite season to shoot in is winter. Not only is the light gorgeous, but I mean it when I say the colder it is, the happier I am. I’ve been outside most of the winter since I was a kid – and there were a lot of 15 mile skis with my family when I was […]

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Being ignored…

I was out with my two favorite GSP’s today doing some videos for my Fast Action Photography class – it was great fun, and then they got a little diva-ish (I keep putting them in magazines 😉 ).  The two of them decided they were done – as you can see in this video of […]

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Knowing your camera settings – shooting with continuous mode vs shooting deliberately

how to shoot without sport mode

The best thing about knowing your camera settings when you are photographing fast moving pets (or situations) is that you won’t be praying that you get a shot that you like. Instead, you’ll be seeing what you want to capture in your head, and be able to relay that vision to the camera. What you […]

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Learn via Skype

Do you wish your photos were less blurry?  Does your editing flow need to be much faster?  Confused about when, where, and how to post social media updates? If you can’t make it to my Dog Photography Workshop or my Bird Dog Photography Workshop this May, individualized instruction is always available via Skype. Learn the […]

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Sniff and boing: shooting intuitively for pet photographers.

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 […]

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