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Interview with Barbara Breitsameter

By Kim Hartz | March 6, 2019

Are you ready to hear how Barbara Breitsameter creates her amazing artwork? I’m so excited about this interview because Barbara speaks candidly about how she goes through her creative process and creates her stunning work. Watch the interview below! I hope you learn as much as I did just chatting with Barbara. The links I…

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Do you feel the holiday hangover?

By Kim Hartz | January 16, 2019

It’s a new year. You may feel like you need a resolution or maybe just a swift kick in the pants to get things started off right. I know I still feel like I have a holiday hangover, and getting back to business is not easy! I find myself in a bit of a funk.…

Do you really know how your client feels?

By flourishadmin | December 5, 2018

Do you know what your clients feel like when they bring their pets in a for a photo shoot?  It’s so easy for us to say, “No big deal!”, when their pets are bouncing off the walls.  We know it’s normal, but that doesn’t mean our clients do.  I always constantly remind my pet parents…

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Photographing Pets in Studio

By Kim Hartz | October 3, 2018

A lot of my pet photography is done in studio, and I get asked all the time how I set up my lights.  There is definitely a trick to getting the light set up so you don’t have to continually get up and move it if the pet moves.  So, I thought it might be…

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Photographing Action

By flourishadmin | September 5, 2018

When it comes to photography pets in action, getting that perfect shot can be pretty tricky.  Making sure you have the animal in focus while they are moving quickly is no easy feat.  I hear from fellow pet photographers all the time that they want to improve their action photography, so I’m going to share…

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Scouting for a Location Session

By Kim Hartz | July 17, 2018

Scouting is one of the most important things you can do before a shoot.  It helps you plan out your session including where you’re going to shoot, what time of day, and the different spots at your location.  In this video, I’m sharing my biggest tips for the best ways to a scout a location…

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Retouching a black and white dog

By Kim Hartz | July 3, 2018

Photographing a black and white dog can be very tricky because you don’t want to blow out the highlights and leave your blacks without detail.  I’m going to show you today how I post process an image of a black and white dog.  There are several things I do to make sure I don’t lose…

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KHP Studio Tour

By Kim Hartz | June 19, 2018

Hello to you all!  It’s easy to get studio envy when you go to someone’s studio and make you want to rent a space.  I still get studio envy, but I have to remember that working from home is kind of amazing.  This week I decided to show you where I work by giving you…

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Removing a Leash in Photoshop

By Kim Hartz | June 5, 2018

One of the key editing techniques you need to have in your toolkit when you photograph dogs is how to remove a leash in post.  There are probably a million different ways you can remove a leash, and in today’s video I’m going to show you one of my favorite techniques. Like I said, there…