Bark & Bites - DIY Dog Photography Links

Everyone enjoys taking photos of their pets, and that’s probably why some of us starting blogging in the first place.  Raise your hand if that’s you – you can’t see it but my hand is raised.  Taking photos should be a fun and positive experience, even though it can be challenging figuring out camera settings, finding the best light to photograph in, and figuring out how to get your dogs to look super cute on command.  I can honestly say that the more you practice, the easier it gets, and it also really helps when you are able to read up on other bloggers helpful DIY tips.

Here are links to some of my favorite DIY Photography Tips from other successful photography bloggers.

  • Elsie Larson from A Beautiful Mess gives awesome, fun tips on how to get super cute shots of your dog. From treats to props, her words of advice are accompanied by gorgeous photos.
  • BZ Dogs shows you how simple it is to fashion up a quick dog tuxedo (using felt and buttons) if you are looking for a quick photography costume.
  • Pretty Fluffy shows you 5 fun and easy home pet photography ideas that will leave you with a treasured photo to frame in no time.
  • Martha Stewart shows you how a super-sized photo portrait of your pet can add a playful, graphic element to a room in your house.
  • Kate from Kate with a camera loves to take photos!  She also does a wonderful job sharing all of her experiences such as 5 Tips to Instantly Take Better Photos with Your First DSLR, and What It Takes To Get The Shot. 
  • If you want to know what the best settings are to get action photos that are sharp and in focus, then you need to visit KevinandAmanda’s blog. Amanda shares with you her go-to recipe for tack-sharp action photos.  She also shares with you how to create a custom bokeh filer set for your lens.
  • Not only is the Digital Photography School website a wonderful resource for learning about photography in general, they also publish great articles such as 5 Tips for Consistently Good Photos Indoors.

We are teaming up with Robin from Newf and Hound who also enjoys photographing her four beautiful dogs. Make sure to check out the links she has in store for you today!

Bark and Bites - big dog vs. small dog toys, gear & treats.

Today I am joining up with Robin from Newf and Hound to bring you Bark and Bites - big dog vs. small dog toys, gear & treats - links.

Owning two different dogs usually means I end up purchasing two different sizes, weights, and styles of toys, gear, and food – basically everything I use on or with my dogs. What works for Luna may not work for Penny, and what works for Penny definitely does not work for Luna. So I find myself gravitating towards brands or companies that carry different sizes of products for my two differently sized dogs.

Both of my dogs like to chew, so Nylabone is an obvious choice for us as they give us the opportunity to select chew toys based on their height and weight. Penny likes the Daily Dental™ Curve Design Bacon, and Luna likes the DuraChew® Textured Bone - Chicken.

This toy is a ball of fun for both our dogs.  It’s pure entertainment for us to watch Luna watching Penny push this toy all around the house.

Kong is another go to toy for us as their original KONG toy comes in a variety of sizes suitable for both Penny and Luna.

Guardian Gear Collapsible Dog Crates are our favorite crate to travel with.  They are attractive, water-resistant, easy to clean and easy to set up and take down. They come in five different sizes which make it easy to find a fit that is good for both dogs.

When it comes to nail gear I have to purchase two sets of everything to accommodate two different sizes of feet – with the exception of these two items; Wahl Professional 8685 Peanut Classic Clipper/Trimmer and the Oster 78129-600 Gentle Paws Cordless Nail Trimmer.  

Since Penny is a long yet short dog with a uniquely shaped breast bone, I sometimes need to seek out specialty items for her.  For super cute jackets we like Noodle and Friends, and our personal favorite hand-made double fleece jacket comes from The Cozy Hound.  Puppia’s Soft Harness seems to be a current favorite for us and for car rides we like the Snoozer Lookout Car Seat.

Make sure to stop by Newf and Hound to see what great links she has in store for you!

Some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will add value to my readers.

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