This week’s pet project photography theme is “green.” While I am enjoying the warm weather in South Florida and taking a break from the cold Toronto winter, I haven’t had the opportunity to do any dog photography this week. I did photograph one stunning cat though. But I decided to focus on wildlife.
Dog photographers usually have their preference of doing photo sessions at beautiful outdoor locations or indoor studios. But there are of course times when it is simply not feasible to take a pet out of its home, or perhaps the owners simply prefer to have their pet portraits done in a familiar place.
What you need to know to plan for an at home pet photography session
The lovely pictures you receive from your dog photographer don’t always come out of the camera that way. Various techniques are used to enhance these pictures before you ever get to see them. Want to know more?
Let’s face it, pet parents can never have too many photos of their furry families. Getting a good photo of your pet with your mobile phone is not as easy as it sounds. But the good news is that photos that will be lasting and wonderful memories of your dog, can be achieved with a few simple tips.
I recently came across an article in the Globe and Mail regarding “dog dumping” , abandoning dogs on the roadside, in forests and even in the garbage. This is heartbreaking because we only hear about the tip of the iceberg when it comes to abandoned dogs. There are hundreds of stories that go untold!
Summer is here, the temperatures are soaring, and you’re probably eager to get outside to soak up some sun and enjoy the outdoors with your dog. While you enjoy your summer activities, remember that your pet also needs special consideration during these warm months.
Bringing home your first pet is a moment you’ll probably always remember. With the excitement of adding a member to the family comes the responsibility of caring for an animal that is completely dependent on you for food, water, shelter and much more. It can be exhilarating, exhausting and expensive—especially if you don’t know what you’re getting into. Here are some tips on how to prepare for your adventure as a first-time pet owner.
Why is keeping your dog’s feet clean so important? Other than mud, your dog’s feet come into contact with all sorts of dirty surfaces. Grass, dirt, stagnant water, urine, feces, salt and ice melter to name a few! You have probably noticed that your dog often licks his or her paws – do we really want them licking all that yucky stuff and carrying it into the house?
While I do recommended getting occasional pet portraits by a professional photographer, you should be equipped to capture your own great images of your pet’s day to day life. Here are some useful tips to help your pet photography.
On a recent trip to Cambodia and Vietnam, I spent a fair amount of time photographing the dogs I saw there. These pictures of dogs in their local environments tell a great story of the types of dogs found there and of the lives they lead!
Once again I was fortunate to be able to leave the harsh Toronto winter and enjoy some pet photography down south. I am certain that all dog photographers from the wintry East coast would love to take some time for a beach photo shoot, so I consider myself lucky!
As a dog and pet photographer in Toronto, I often hear people say that they do not need to walk their dog, that they can let it out in the back yard to do its business. Or even worse, if it is a small dog in an apartment, they let it do its business on inside on pee pads!
Here we are in Toronto, at the start of another winter! If it’s too cold outside for you then it’s probably too cold for your pets! Making sure your pets are warm enough in the cold weather is vital for their overall health and well-being.
Losing a beloved pet can be extremely difficult to cope with, after all they have been an integral part of our family and we do grieve for them. I have been in that situation many times so in this article I speak from personal experience about how to cope with the loss of a pet!
This week I was devastated to learn about two puppies poisoned by eating compost. One has died. The other was fighting for his life but luckily pulled through and is on his way to recovery. But there is an important lesson for all pet owners!