Traditional Framed Prints

We are going to start a series on the blog looking at our products in more detail over the next few weeks.

Today we are starting with our traditional framed prints.

Pictures Displayed The Traditional Way

Traditional Framed Print 3
Traditional Framed Print 1
Traditional Framed Print 2

All our framing is carried out by our in-house framing department. So we can frame your prints exactly to your requirements. This allows us to match your framed artwork to your style, whether you live in a sleek modern apartment or a cosy little cottage.

A3 Framed Print Example

Our range of framed prints span from A4 up to a large 30″ x 24″ statement piece and prices start at £100.

Traditional Framed Prints

Prices

Framed A4 Print
£100
A4 Print
2" Mount
Your choice of frame
A3 Framed Print
£150
A3 Print
2" Mount
Your choice of frame
Framed 20x16 Print
£180
20" x 16" Print
2" Mount
Your choice of frame
24 x 20 Framed Print
£200
24" x 20" Print
2.5" Mount
Your choice of frame
30 x 24 Framed Print
£200
30"" x 24" Print
2.5" Mount
Your choice of frame

Triptychs

Another way to show off your photographs in a frame is in a triptych. Three images in the same frame. We offer two print sizes for our triptychs. The smaller one being three 7×5 prints and the larger one being three A4 prints. The frames can either be portrait (three images shown vertically) or landscape (three images shown horizontally).

portrait triptych

We can of course put any number of images into one frame upon request.

Triptych Prices

7x5 Triptych
£140
Three 7" x 5" prints
Your choice of prints
2" Mount
Your choice of frame
A4 Triptych
£220
Three A4 prints
Your choice of prints
2" Mount
Your choice of frame

So that’s about it for a glimpse at our traditional framed prints. If these aren’t for you, don’t worry, we’ll be looking at our aluminium prints, fabulous acrylic prints and our prestige canvas gallery wraps over the next few weeks.

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Is Pet Photography Expensive?

We hear it a lot from people outside the studio. Admiring the photographs in the window and then telling each other how expensive it must be; even though they haven’t asked us. So today’s post is all about the money.

So, is it expensive?

Well to be honest it’s not cheap. But then if you wanted cheap you wouldn’t be looking at a professional pet photographer. We don’t want to be cheap! What we want is to offer value for money, good service, and high quality products.

Art work that will last a lifetime, memories that live on forever – and that doesn’t really fall into the cheap bracket.

A Quick Comparison

Let’s take a look at one of our popular products – our wonderful 75cm x 50cm acrylic print.

A glossy high definition print that oozes quality and definitely makes a statement in any home. It’s big, it fabulous … and it retails at £225.

If looked after properly, it will last a lifetime – so that’s a one time cost.

We decided to take a look around on the internet for something to compare this to, to try and show what great value for money this investment would be. We struggled to find anything interesting to be honest, but we did find one or two interesting things.

Make-up – I’m not making this up!

According to a study in 2017, women spend an average of £450 per year on make-up. That would almost pay for two of our big acrylic prints – and you would be able to wear make-up again next year!

An average of £200 a year is just spent on fixing eyebrows that were plucked to oblivion only a few years ago.

Must Have Coffee … Really, I Need A Coffee!

In the UK the average person is spending more than £300 a year on coffee, and over £700 a year on wine.

If you just cut down a bit not only would your blood pressure thank you, but you would soon be able to afford our fabulous big acrylic print … that will last forever.

So What I mean is ….

Although pet photography can look expensive, once you look at how much we spend on things that really don’t last long (especially coffee and wine, in my particular case) then you can see that it really is good value for money. And with a £50 credit towards wall art purchases when you book your photo shoot, then I would go as far as to say it’s a bargain.

Cut down on your wine, coffee and make-up

Book your pet in for a photo shoot

2020 – A Brand New Decade

Happy New Year!

That’s it, our Christmas break is over, and we’re back in the shop – so Happy New Year to you all. As we start a brand new decade, we wonder what it has in store for us all.

Hopefully, it will be a peaceful time, where we all prosper and take care of the planet and each other. Well we can at least hope!

Mel is busy sorting out a few framing jobs, Tom is putting together a few ideas for pet photography sessions and Fidget is asleep in his basket.

We are making a few changes in the shop, that should come to fruition over the next week or so.

We will be having a bit more space put aside to show off the “Brilliant Bygones” collection of ephemera. So expect to see some weird and wonderful framed (and unframed) pieces from times gone by to be on the wall very soon.

We are having to call it a day with the crafting supplies; the opening of The Range in Paignton recently has really killed off what little demand there seemed to be for it at the prices we have to charge to remain profitable. It seems that Torbay Council would rather allow the building of out of town shopping with free parking, than support the local town centres.

Do come in and say “hello” if you are passing, or even better, bring us some work!

Our Christmas Card Sessions

By now everyone should have had their Christmas cards, so it is safe to show you some of the cards we produced before Christmas. We had a great response to this promotion and will definitely be doing it again this year.

A selection of the cards we produced last year

Molly Christmas Card
Pablo Christmas Card
Poppy Christmas Card
Dolly Christmas Card
Benji Christmas Card
Ruby Christmas Card

Final Shoot of 2019

Our final shoot of 2019 was of Dexter and Riley. Two Border Terrier brothers who couldn’t have been more different when performing in front of the camera. Dexter was quiet and demure, while Riley was really up for it and in your face. Great fun and as always it was a pleasure to get to work with them.

Riley
Dexter & Riley
Dexter

… And So into 2020

As we move into the new year, we are looking forward to working with lots more lovely dogs, and hopefully we’ll get to work with some other pets as well. Would love to get the chance to work with some of the more exotic pets – snakes and lizards maybe.

We had quite a few gift vouchers go out as gifts for Christmas, so we are expecting to see those coming in as booking soon.

Our gift vouchers have no expiry date, so if you received one as a gift, don’t panic! You can always wait until the warmer weather comes around again and go for an outdoor, on-location shoot if you wish; or maybe even a snow scene, if we get any of the white stuff over the winter.

One slight change we are making with our products for 2020, if you purchase a piece of wall art or an album we will now provide you with a USB memory stick of social media ready images as a gift. So now you will be able to share your images with your friends and family at no extra cost.

Why not take a look at the lovely reviews our customers are leaving us at Trustpilot? Then, if you are ready to join the list of happy customers, use the link below to start the process of getting your pets photographed and creating a memory that will last a lifetime.

Why not book a photo session

On line booking available

Happy Christmas and All That

A Christmas Message from Shooting The Dog

Christmas Windows at Shooting The Dog

It’s nearly here again! We’ve had a pretty busy year here at Shooting The Dog, and, as we never like to stagnate, a year of more changes to the business.

We have changed the way we do things: moved the studio out to the front of shop, introduced our in-person viewing sessions and changed suppliers for many of our products. All in order to provide the best service and highest quality products we can, while trying to keep things reasonably affordable for our clients.

This year hasn’t been the easiest, the high street seems to be getting quieter every year. Our running costs keep getting higher, and suppliers prices are rising all the time. So making a profit, while not charging ridiculous amounts, is a challenge to say the least. But we persevere, and hopefully we can keep going through 2020.

One more session to go

I have one more session booked in before Christmas, two border terriers, so that should be fun. Then we will take a short break over Christmas and the New Year – although if someone is in a rush for a pet portrait I am sure I can fit them in. Just contact us here and we’ll get back to you.

A quick recap

As we are getting towards the end of the year, I thought I would have a quick look back at all the wonderful dogs I have had the pleasure and privilege to work with during the year. So below is a selection of some of the stars of 2019. Many thanks to everyone who has used our services over the last 12 months. Especially the pet owners who have allowed me to get away with playing with your pets and making out that I am working.

I really love what I do and can only continue to get away with it your help.

Dogs of 2019
Bailey & Meg
Dogs of 2019
Bear
Dogs of 2019
Benji
Dogs of 2019
Evie
Dogs of 2019
Leo
Dogs of 2019
Molly
Dogs of 2019
Pablo
Dogs of 2019
Poppy
Dogs of 2019
Barney
Dogs of 2019
Benji
Dogs of 2019
Dolly
Dogs of 2019
Jake
Dogs of 2019
Lily
Dogs of 2019
Norman
Dogs of 2019
Pip, Bailey & Kira
Dogs of 2019
Ruby

I’m sure I have missed some out, and apologies if I have. Every dog I photographed this year has been brilliant, some of them have been challenging, but everyone of them is a star in my eyes.

Time to wrap it up

That’s it for our 2019 Christmas message. Except to say to you all, have a very happy Christmas, and I wish you all a successful and peaceful New Year.

Thank you to everyone who has had their pet photographed, or a picture framed, or even just popped in to buy a postcard. You all keep us up and running and for that we are very grateful.

End of Promotion

Christmas Card Mini-Sessions

Our Christmas Card Mini-Sessions promotion has finished for the year now. Many thanks to everyone who came in for some unique and personal Christmas cards featuring your dogs. It has been great fun, with a wide range of dogs coming into the studio over the last few months.

A selection of our models

Here are a few of the dogs that came into the studio:

If you missed the promotion then our standard pet portrait sessions are always available. Just get in touch with us and we’ll sort out the rest for you.

Our gift vouchers are also available in the shop, or you can order on line. All the information is here.

Pre-Christmas – lots of rain, dear.

A Review of October

It doesn’t seem to have stopped raining since the beginning of October; okay we have had a couple of sunny days, but not many. And wind – it’s been so windy just lately. Not a good combination for photography, at least not my sort of photography. Who wants a portrait of a windswept, muddy, wet, bedraggled dog?

Still the studio work continues, and we have had a fairly good take up on the Christmas Card mini-sessions, which have been great fun.

Christmas Card Mini-Sessions

If you would like some unique Christmas Cards…

We have also been messing about with “silly” pet portraits during October – just trying out some ideas really. This is the sort of thing ..

Very silly stuff, but a lot of fun.

A Fidget Update

Fidget seems to be coping with the tablet change over quite well. He was originally taking 45mg of Epiphen in the mornings, and 60mg in the evening. He has cut down to 30mg morning and evening, without any adverse effects, and is due to drop the morning dosage to 15mg next week. So fingers crossed it doesn’t kick of the seizures again.

In the meantime, he is enjoying frequent visits to the beach and the park, where he is running about like a puppy again – which is brilliant to see. You don’t realise what effect these drugs have on your dogs until your “get them back” again!

… and on into November

There is still time to book your pet in for a pet portrait and get your wall art or albums in time for Christmas – but don’t leave it too late ! Just contact us and we’ll arrange everything for you, and at your convenience.

Our Shooting The Dog pet photography gift vouchers are now available to buy directly from the website. You can do that here.

Our Christmas Card Mini-Sessions are available until the end of November, so don’t miss out – book today!

Oh, and if you are beginning to think about what to get your pet for Christmas, check out our friends at Ruffle Snuffle Mats – they make loads of exciting things to enrich the life of your pet.

Fidget's Halloween Portrait
Fidget’s Halloween Portrait

Dogs & drugs & rock ‘n roll

The last few months have been a bit stressful. My dog, Fidget, suffers from epilepsy. He has been taking epiphen to control it for the last three years. Unfortunately, these drugs have now started to impact his liver function. So we need to slowly move him off the epiphen and onto something else.

Changing the tablets

We started to reduce the dosage, but apparently went a bit too far. Fidget then had 28 seizures over three days. Which considering he hadn’t had a seizure for two months was concerning. We upped the dosage slightly and fortunately the seizures stopped.

But after a few days he started shaking and tremouring, and generally became lethargic and very wobbly on his back legs.

Time to reduce the dosage again!

Now we are getting the balance right, and he is seeming much better. Next dose reduction is next week, so we are hoping we don’t kick off any more seizures.

Christmas Card Mini-Sessions

It’s October, so it’s time to launch our Christmas card mini-sessions, which will be available throughout October and November.

Christmas Card Mini-Sessions

What’s a Christmas Card Mini-Session?

Good question! It’s a half an hour photo shoot resulting in some special Christmas cards with your pet as the star. £35 will get you your mini-session and ten Christmas cards, if you want more you can order as many extra cards as you like at just £3.00 a card. You can even choose more than one of your images to make up your order, so that your friends don’t all get the same card.

Do I need to bring any props?

You certainly can if you want to. We can provide a small selection of Santa hats and reindeer antlers, but if there is something special you want then it would be best if you bring it along to the shoot.

What About Christmas Magic?

We can add a bit of sparkle, snow or whatever you have in mind during post processing of the images. Discuss it with us at the shoot to get your perfect Christmas card.

There may be an extra charge for this depending on how much magic you want to add!

Can i bring my twenty dogs?

With the limited time for the photo shoot, and to ensure that we spend enough time with each pet, these mini sessions are limited to just one pet at a time. If you have multiple pets that you would like in the same card then please ask when booking, but to ensure that we have enough time to get the best photographs you will need to book a multiple session.

I love the image, can i buy it as wall arT?

Of course you can. If there is an image from your session that you decide you would like up on the wall then you can order wall art in exactly the same way we do for our normal sessions.

What if you have already shot my pet?

Don’t worry you are not left out. Just get in touch in the normal way and we will do our Christmas magic on one (or more) of your existing photos. The cards will cost £3.00 each.

How do I book my Christmas Card Mini-Session?

Contact us in the normal way, we’ll call you at a convenient time to arrange a suitable date and time. We’ll take care of everything from there.

Just mention Christmas Card Mini-Session in the enquiry section.

Christmas Card Mini Sessions Poster

Sample Books and Camping

September is nearly over, and has seen the arrival of our sample photo books and a well earned early autumn short camping trip.

Sample Photo Books

With a change to a new supplier, it was exciting to receive our sample fine art photo book this month. They come in a presentation box, and have a wonderful linen finish cover to them.

Book Sample - Title Page

We can add any text you would like, so if you wanted to tell your pet’s life story then this is the perfect product for you.

Book Sample - Inner Pages

They also make the perfect solution when you can’t quite make up your mind what photograph to select from your photo shoot.

Gift Voucher Re-launch

Gift Vouchers

We have also re-launched our gift vouchers over the last month or so. More information can be found here.

The perfect gift for the pet lover in your life, and can be customised to your exact requirements.

SEptember Camping Trip

Camping at Hennock
The Perfect Campsite

As usual at this time of year, me and Fidget escaped the town centre life and headed to the country with our trusty tent for a few days. The weather was perfect and the campsite was a dream. Just what we needed to unwind and relax for a few days.

Camping - Sleepy Dog

Little Fidget had a wonderful time, and never ceases to adapt to life under canvas. Long walks in and around Dartmoor ensured he always slept well.

Camping - Ball Games

He was also (as ever) always up for a game of ball when the opportunity arose.

Tent lit up at night
The tent at night

But now we are back, and getting ready for the next three months in the lead up to Christmas. October will see the relaxing of the dog bans on the local beaches, so we are hoping that we get a few location shoots booked in for some beach action.

Puppy Picture

On my next blog I hope to be able to tell you a little bit more about this little character.

Why Wall Art?

Why Choose One Of Our Wall art Pieces?

Why spend money on a professional photo shoot, only to hide your images away where no one can see them? Our wall art pieces create a unique statement piece for your home or office.

That 30″ x 24″ canvas gallery wrap of your pet is a one off, no-one else is going to own one of those.

Most of today’s photographs are quickly snapped on a smartphone and shared almost immediately on social media. They are lost amongst a tide of other images in an instant and soon forgotten about.

Why wall art?

By investing in a piece of wall art you have a lasting tribute to your pet. What better way to show how much they mean to you and your family?

Sadly, our pets don’t live as long as us. But a stunning piece of wall art will help keep their memory alive for ever.

Find the perfect place for your wall art.

When you attend one of our viewing sessions, we will help you choose the perfect piece for your home or office.

Tell us where you want to show off your pet and how much space you have. We’ll point you towards the perfect piece of art to fit in with your space.

Whatever style your home is, we have artwork to fit in.
  • Vibrant Acrylic Panels
  • Stunning Aluminium Panels
  • Glorious Canvas Gallery Wraps
  • Traditional Framed Prints

What ever the style of your home we have a choice of wall art that will fit in perfectly.

Why wouldn't you want to show off some wall art of your precious pet in your home?

Why wouldn’t you want to show off some wall art of your precious pet in your home?

You can find details of our wall art products here.

No wall space, and not willing to make some room? Then maybe one of our luxury fine art photo books is the answer for you.

But it would be much nicer looking through that book while sitting beneath your best friend’s portrait!

Time to change the Decor

Why hide your images away where no one can see them? Contact us today and we’ll soon have a stunning piece of wall art, featuring your best friend, hanging on your wall.

If you were wondering why you should use a specialist pet photographer, like us, then this article might explain it better than me.