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Dogs are not only man's best friend but also each other's. Their incredible companionship and the bond they share are truly heartwarming. As a photographer, I have always been fascinated by the idea of capturing this special connection between our furry friends. Recently, I had the privilege of photographing two delightful galgos, Stitch and Gala, who taught me the true essence of photographing two dogs at the same time.

Stitch and Gala, together, found their way into our rescue for temporary boarding. Little did we know that moths later, their owners would decline bringing them back home. Luckily they are under the care of SAGE and well taken care off while we look for a wonderful home for them.

During a photo shoot with another dog, Stitch and Gala couldn't resist joining in on the fun. Their sweet

spirits and gentle demeanor were an absolute delight to witness. They seemed to understand the art of photography, positioning themselves right under the light, as if they knew exactly how to pose for the perfect shot.

Photographing one dog is already a great experience, but having two dogs together opens up a whole new world of opportunities and challenges. The key is to capture the essence of their relationship while highlighting their unique personalities. I quickly adjusted my camera settings, and the magic unfolded before me. Their sleek, graceful forms harmonized effortlessly. It was evident that their shared past had created an bond, an easiness and comfort with each other and they relaxed in each other's company.

As a photographer, moments like these remind me why I fell in love with capturing animals on camera in the first place. It's not just about the technical aspects of lighting and composition; it's about preserving the spirit of the subjects - their love, their emotions, and their stories. Stitch and Gala's portrait session was a beautiful reminder of the profound connections that exist between animals and how they enrich our lives in ways beyond comprehension.

In the end, the photograph of Stitch and Gala under that light turned out to be more than just a snapshot - it was a tribute to the beauty of canine companionship, a celebration of love, and a cherished memory of two souls who found solace in each other. I am grateful for the opportunity to have met these two wonderful beings and to have had the chance to capture their love on camera.

If there's one thing I learned from this experience, it's that the best photographs come from the heart, capturing not just the physical form of our animals but their very essence, their emotions, and the bond they share.

So, here's to Stitch and Gala, two beautiful galgos who taught me that sometimes, the most extraordinary moments happen when we least expect them. May their story inspire us all to cherish the companionship of our furry friends and to celebrate the simple joys of life that come from being together.

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  • Writer's picturePetra Postma

The picture that provided me with my accreditation as a professional animal image maker had a title that was way too long and still, it worked. I already knew it merited and with 2 more merits, I had made my accreditation. But this photograph had 2 more surprises for me. It made the top 10 in the Dogs in Studio category and it won a Judges Choice. 2 more of my images merited, "Diana's Hound" and "I'm a giraffe. I even walk like a giraffe with a long neck and legs" Will let you guess which is which…

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  • Writer's picturePetra Postma

Spring is a wonderful time to visit the Gettysburg battlefield, especially for those who are interested in photographs of their dogs amidst the blooming flowers and fresh greens. The natural beauty of the area is stunning, and the rich history of the site makes it an even more intriguing location.

One of the best things about photographing dogs at Gettysburg is the ease of access to the area. Located in south-central Pennsylvania, the Gettysburg National Military Park is just a short drive from many major cities along the East Coast. This makes it an ideal location for pet owners who want stunning images of their furry companions in a natural and historical setting.

The park boasts over 1,000 acres of scenic landscape, including rolling hills, meadows, and forests. In the spring, the fields and meadows come alive with an array of colorful wildflowers, creating the perfect backdrop for pet photography. With so much natural beauty to choose from, it is not hard to find the ideal setting for your pet portraits.

The wealth of history that surrounds the area adds to the experience. The battlefield is a significant site in American history, and it's not uncommon to see visitors exploring the park to learn more about the events that took place there. The park's visitor center offers a wealth of information about the battle, as well as tours and other educational programs.

It is however important to keep in mind that the park has strict rules regarding pets. Dogs must be kept on a leash at all times, and owners must clean up after their pets. Additionally, some areas of the park may be off-limits to pets, so it's important to check the park's regulations before visiting.

In conclusion, photographing dogs at Gettysburg in the spring is an excellent way to capture those stunning images of your pet amidst the natural beauty and rich history of the area.

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