How to Photograph Your Dog This Holiday Season

This post is sponsored by Rachael Ray Nutrish. All thoughts and opinions are our own. As always, thank you for reading and supporting our sponsors. The countdown is on the for the holidays! In our home, our furry family members are a huge part of our holiday celebrations. With no children in the house, Irie […]

Review: My Dog’s Life (Book)

Title: My Dog’s Life: a Photo Journal of Unconditional Love Author: Nancy Dewar, illustrated by Lisa Brzezniak Publisher: Dewar Designs, LLC, Hampton, NH DogTipper Review: Like most dog parents, we take LOTS of photos of Tiki and Irie for use on DogTipper and some just for ourselves. But, we struggle with keeping those voluminous photos […]

Valentine Gifts: Valentine’s Day Collection!

There’s no better time for dog lovers to share that love than Valentine’s Day…and wouldn’t it be fun to share with a Valentine’s card featuring your own dogs?! offers Valentine’s Day cards featuring your pet’s photo. They’ve even got classroom Valentine’s Day cards (remember those cute mini-cards you used to trade in class?) that […]

Improving Your Dog Photos

If you were on Twitter on Sunday, you probably saw the flurry of tweets during our #SuperDogPics party we co-hosted with All Things Dog Blog. Our expert guest for the party was Life+Dog publisher Brett Chisholm, a professional photographer, who shared his tips for improving your own dog photos, regardless of your equipment. Brett will […]

How to Photograph Puppies

We love photographing our dogs…but every time we do it we really respect the work of the professional pet photographers even more! Getting your dog’s attention and capturing that special expression isn’t always easy, and if your dog is still a puppy it can be even tougher. Today we have a special guest post from […]

Holiday Gift Guide: Mark J. Asher Prints

Looking for a unique gift for a dog lover? Well-known dog photographer and author Mark J. Asher sells dog prints, notecards, calendars and more in his Etsy shop starting at $15. Mark sponsored a giveaway here on DogTipper recently which generated a lot of interest so we wanted to pass along a special discount code […]

Win a Dog Print from Mark J. Asher!

This giveaway is closed. Congratulations to Jen S., commenter #25, this week’s winner! Her entry was selected at random by This week we’ve got a totally different type of prize thanks to Mark J. Asher, a professional pet photographer and the author of three books including the best-selling book Old Friends (filled with portraits […]

Kodak Debuts Pet Eye Retouch

We’ve all taken flash photos that resulted in the dreaded “red eye,” an effect caused by the light reflecting back from the eye’s retina. Correction features in many software imaging programs can remove red eye from the finished photo. Photos of pets have a similar problem–but pet eyes don’t reflect back as red but as […]

Photographing Your Dog in Wildflowers

In this part of Texas, taking family photos in a field of bluebonnets is an April must-do. Children kneel or sit in the fragrant fields and families snap the obligatory bluebonnet photo. So we decided we needed to take the flower photo with our dogs. The problem? Bluebonnets are typically found (usually because they’re seeded […]

Anatomy of a Photo

Do you ever see a dog photo and think, “How did they get that shot??” We might have found the answer this week: editing. Lots and lots of editing. This week we decided we wanted to at least try to get a photo of our dogs wearing Easter bunny ears. OK, it’s silly. We know […]