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Photography session with a large dog named Buck

June 17, 2022 - Often when photographing rescue dogs, we don’t have much information about the dog(s) we are going to photograph. Someti...
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A walk at dog-friendly Lettuce Lake Park in Tampa, Florida

April 01, 2022 - One of our favorite places to take our dog(s) for a walk is a local county park called "Lettuce Lake Park". This park is...
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St. Patrick's day dress up for the dogs

March 11, 2022 - Well, soon it will be the middle of March - yep - St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner. As a child, I always said...
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Photographing for local pet rescue

February 11, 2022 - This week is about giving back to the local pet rescues in our area. You would probably be surprised how many rescues th...
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Number one reason to have photographs taken with your pet

January 07, 2022 - Hi everyone! I want to share the single most important reason you should have photographs taken with your pet - it's ver...
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Dog Photography, People Photography, Wedding Photography - a look back at the year 2021

December 31, 2021 - Wow - the year has flown by and a lot of photography has happened for us here at VP Shoots Photography! While many of yo...
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Holiday Pet Portraits with dogs

December 10, 2021 - This week our pet photography blog circle is celebrating the holiday season with 'green and red'. It's a busy time of th...
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Fall Pet Photographs with two special dogs looking for their forever home

October 29, 2021 - In recent weeks we have photographed a couple of dogs that have been looking for that special home that will become thei...
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Memories of your pet - whether it be when they are young or a senior

October 08, 2021 - Memory in its technical terminology refers to the processes that are used to acquire, store, retain and then later retri...
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A walk in Eureka Springs Park, Tampa, Florida

October 01, 2021 - Eureka Springs Park is located in a little known area of greater Tampa, Florida. I am sure it is well known by photograp...
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What to expect at your Pet Photography session

August 13, 2021 - What should you expect if you are doing a pet photography session with VP Shoots Photography? Well, for sure, it should...
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Thinking about professional pet photographs?

August 06, 2021 - This week's blog post discusses the early stages when you may be thinking "I'd like to get some great photographs of my...
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Photographing big mutts (those large mixed breed dogs we all love)

July 30, 2021 - I love all dogs, but I often find that the majority of the dogs I photograph are mixed breed (aka mutts). All of my dogs...
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How I pick a location to photograph dogs

July 23, 2021 - This week we explore some of the key points I use to pick a location for photographing dogs. As many of you know, a good...
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Dogs in the flower field

July 16, 2021 - Ah, a few weeks ago we heard about a wonderful flower field not far from our house through a family member on Facebook....
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My dog won't look at the camera - how do I fix this?

July 02, 2021 - As a pet photographer and even more a ‘dog photographer’ I’ve heard a lot of various things from people about their dogs...
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Dog Parks near Temple Terrace, Florida

May 14, 2021 - If you have a dog, they like to play with other dogs - well, the area of Temple Terrace - or more broadly Tampa located...
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Rescue dogs of Tampa, Florida

May 07, 2021 - This week's blog post features rescue dogs of Tampa, Florida (and surrounding areas which includes all of Hillsborough a...
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Dog Friendly - Veterans Memorial Park, Tampa, FL

March 26, 2021 - This week the dogs, Jim and I decided to go explore the Veterans Memorial Park in Tampa, FL. Dogs are allowed providing...
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Pet Photography with puppy love

February 12, 2021 - Our last few weeks have been filled with puppies! Maxx and Me Pet Rescue has rescued several momma dogs and taken their...
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Pet Photography - Using Lensbaby Sweet 50 for dog portraits

January 15, 2021 - This week our pet photography theme is "center" and as I thought about this - I thought, what better time to give the Le...
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Pet Photography - Filling the Frame

July 31, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is "Fill the Frame". One of the things that make photographs interesting and compellin...
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Pet Photography - Theme Water

June 12, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'water' - as a family that has done boating, hiking to waterfalls and just hanging...
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Pet Photography - Photographer's Choice - Get those end of life portraits while you can

May 29, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is "Photographer's Choice" and I'm touching on a subject that many do not want to. Thu...
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Pet Photography - Black and white photographs

May 22, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is black and white - and most of the time when this kind of theme comes around, I'll l...
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Pet Photography - Senior, older dogs in wide open spaces

April 03, 2020 - Wow, I have got to say that I need to figure out how to find some 'normalcy' our of the crazy world that we are living i...
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Pet Photography using shallow depth of field

March 27, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is 'shallow depth of field'. As we continue to stay at home, and away from most all pe...
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Pet Photography - Theme Colorful - Abby in front of mural

March 20, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is colorful. Last year a local painter decided to paint the building where the restroo...
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Pet Photography - using the rule of thirds to create great images

March 06, 2020 - This week's pet photography theme is about a basic guideline/rule of photography called "the rule of thirds". This is a...
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Pet Photography in an urban setting

January 24, 2020 - This week's blog features Nana, a hound dog previously used for breeding who is now with the Maxx and Me Pet Rescue. She...
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Pet Photography - Light it up!

January 17, 2020 - This week it's all about light - 'get lit' is the theme! There are all different types of light that can be used for pet...
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Pet Photography - Fill the Frame (with dog!)

July 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'Fill the Frame' for our pet photography blog circle. We met Axle this week - he is a rescue that i...
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Paying the model - Snack time in Pet Photography

April 19, 2019 - This week's theme is 'snack time' which can be rather fun at my household of four dogs. I've taught them all they must s...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Bokeh'

November 16, 2018 - This week’s Pet Photography theme is “Bokeh”. This term comes from the Japanese language, which literally translates as...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Natural Light'

September 28, 2018 - This week's Pet Photography theme is "Natural Light". I've been busy with a few other things the last few weeks and have...
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Pet Photography - Theme 'Golden Hour'

August 24, 2018 - This week's pet photography blog is about the 'golden hour'. I guess technically, there are two golden hours each day. I...
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Tampa Firefighters Museum, Downtown Tampa

August 19, 2018 - This week we visited the Tampa Firefighters Museum in downtown Tampa located at 720 East Zack Street. As we approached t...
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Tampa Armature Works on the Hillsborough River

April 15, 2018 - Many years ago when we first started boating I noticed this old brick building along the east side of the river sitting...
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Happy Easter - 2018

April 01, 2018 - This Sunday is Easter - wishing all of you a happy Easter! Here's photographs from the Sacred Heart Church in downtown T...
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Pet Photography - Theme Wide Angle

March 02, 2018 - This week's theme is "wide angle" which allows the camera to capture a large amount of the overall scene. One factor to...
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Golden Lion Tamarin - Lowry Park Zoo

February 18, 2018 - I love these little "golden lions" - they are small, active, bright colored and a joy to watch at the zoo. They are a sm...
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Pet Photography - Theme Fill the Frame!

January 19, 2018 - Pet Photography can be fun and rewarding and I love 'filling the frame' with the pet. I'm often getting really close to...
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Perfecto Garcia - abandoned Cigar Factory, 1914

January 14, 2018 - The Tampa Times had an article not to long ago about the various cigar factories that once were very prominent in the Yb...
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Ybor City - it's cold tonight!

January 07, 2018 - Ybor City is a very popular place within the Tampa Bay area. Our photo club did an early evening shoot there on the cold...
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Ybor City State Museum, Ybor City/Tampa, Florida

December 31, 2017 - This week we traveled down to Ybor City to check out the museum. Ybor City has a very rich history that most know becaus...
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Christmas in the Wild, Lowry Park Zoo 2017

December 17, 2017 - It's the holiday season and many different Christmas events are occurring in the Tampa Bay area. Last night we joined a...
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Pumpkin Patch in Hyde Park, Tampa, Florida

October 08, 2017 - Tis the season for the pumpkin patches - we have several around town but I think the closest is Hyde Park for us. They h...
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Nature's Classroom

September 24, 2017 - It's been many years since I was a 6th grader, but I still remember our week at Nature's Classroom. It is a really cool...
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Lowry Park Zoo - Dino Exhibit (going extinct soon)

August 27, 2017 - Lowry Park Zoo has signs all over Tampa letting us know that the Dinosaurs are going extinct over Labor Day weekend (jus...
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Pet Photography using beautiful bokeh - the blur behind your subject

July 07, 2017 - Pet Project 52 - while this is a 52 week project, I joined late - so perhaps I will cycle back around to the beginning o...
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Florida Aquarium - what to do when it rainy!

June 11, 2017 - The Florida Aquarium is indoors - and a lot of people had the same idea to go to the aquarium after having tons of rain...
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Eureka Springs Park, Hillsborough County

April 30, 2017 - I love this place! It's quiet most days, has a beautiful boardwalk among the trees (almost all shaded, but that also mea...
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Florida State Fair, 2017

February 26, 2017 - This past week the Florida State Fair came to a close for the year 2017. We went just before the end of the fair run thi...
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Disc golf at 22nd Street Park nestled among the live oak trees along the river

February 05, 2017 - This week we ventured off to play a round of disc golf. My first time, I can't say that I am very good, but I got to thr...
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Florida Aquarium - An afternoon with wildlife

November 20, 2016 - Have you been to the Florida Aquarium? It's a wonderful place to spend a few hours and it's air conditioned! Yes, it's a...
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Kayaking Hillsborough River

October 23, 2016 - The last two weeks we have taken kayaks out on the Hillsborough River starting at the boat ramp located at Riverhills pa...
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Jackson House in downtown Tampa

October 16, 2016 - On Saturday morning, Jim and I headed to downtown Tampa to visit some of the local 'haunts' as we approach the 2nd most...
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Gone to the dogs....

September 11, 2016 - Just over a week ago, we were being pounded with rain and lots of it too. Then we got the joy of no electricity for a da...
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Croc Encounters, Tampa, Florida

July 10, 2016 - Croc Encounters is a sanctuary dedicated to rescuing reptiles. I did not know it, but this place is literally 10 minutes...
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Rustic Steel Creations - "Ironworks"

May 15, 2016 - This past week we visited a local business called Rustic Steel Creations that builds art work from scrap metal. It's ama...
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Sacred Heart Catholic Church, downtown Tampa, Florida

April 03, 2016 - The St. Petersburg Photography meet up group met at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church located in downtown Tampa, Florida.
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Gallopsville - Vintage Motorcycles - On1 Software

March 30, 2016 - Recently we did a photo shoot at Gallopsville, located here in Tampa near the USF campus. Gallopsville is a wonderful tr...
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Lowry Park Zoo - Zooper Pass for 2016

March 06, 2016 - Hi Everyone! This past week we went to Lowry Park Zoo located in Tampa, Florida and photographed some of the animals. Lo...
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For the love of guitars - Armadillo Enterprises - Dean and Luna Guitars

January 10, 2016 - This week the St. Petersburg Photography Club meetup group took a tour of a local business that makes guitars. The wareh...
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Henry B. Plant Museum - Victorian Stroll - University of Tampa

December 20, 2015 - The Henry B. Plant Museum is located on the University of Tampa grounds in downtown Tampa. The museum is decorated for t...
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How much can a photo be changed?

December 13, 2015 - With the age of digital photography, I'm betting there are a lot of photographers that create things that actually never...
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Tis the Halloween season for horror, scary things!

October 25, 2015 - As we come into the final week before Halloween is upon us, we have many different scary, horror and spooky ventures ava...
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Tampa Theatre

September 23, 2015 - A visit to the Tampa Theatre located in downtown Tampa is always a treat. Whether you are visiting to see a show they ma...
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24 Shoot Challenge

December 11, 2014 - Are you familiar with the 'Meetup' Groups? Jim and I joined the local Tampa Bay Photography Group headed up by Raymond B...
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Black and White Infrared

October 21, 2014 - Curiosity finally caught up with me as I have always been wondering about this 'other world' of infrared and how all thi...
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