Everyone has a phone camera with them almost 24/7. Here are a few tips to capture the cuteness of your pets with that everyday convenient camera. Just as there are seven or more main face shapes for humans, there are hundreds of shapes and sizes of animal faces. I learned how to add shadow & light to enhance a human face and to bring out desired features and tell a story. So, too, we can add shadow/light to show the dimensions of a pet's face. This diagram below is just an example to... Read More
Celebrate Independence Day! Celebrate what is inspiring about living with dogs! Here is how you can avoid having to search for your missing dog after the last streak of ketchup is wiped off the picnic table, the last burger is eaten and the last lane is cleared so you can finally head home with a car load of colorful and awe-inspiring memories.
There is nothing like the noise and fear in your dog's eyes and tucked tail, to remind us that bringing a dog into our lives is a... Read More
It's pretty simple. Sadie has a new brother she adores! I remain constant in my unabiding love for dogs. So we expanded our family to fill our hearts with our new boy, Tucker. Two dogs just feels like the only normal there is. Right?! And Tucker has been so amazing and adaptable to his new home. He has a happy & a bright personality. Being a Great Pyrenees mix, he is hard wired to be attentive to his surroundings. I can see those wheels turning as he is so aware of even... Read More
Thanks to everyone who stopped by to chat at our Take Me Home Dog Rescue and Curvology Studio booth at the Helping Hands Pet Walk & Fair! There may not have been fluffy cotton candy but cute and fluffy dogs ruled the day! All the attendees grabbed double-dog sized bags of goodies and gathered information and learned so much about local organizations helping to heal, save, feed, train, and serve for the betterment of dogs. The winner of our Curvology Studio Pet Portrait giveaway is Susan... Read More
Wahoo! Meet us on Saturday, May 6, for a fun event at Kleiner Park behind The Village in Meridian. Join a whirlwind of pets and their humans for a 1 mile walk, contests, raffles, over 21 vendors (the walk is optional!). What? No Ferris wheel and crunchy corn dogs? How about a swirl of happy-go-lucky, nosey, eager, active dogs of all colors, shapes, sizes to meet & greet! Dogs up for adoption, local folks you appreciate who are dedicated to training, to rescue, to shelter, to attend to,... Read More
I had so much fun hanging out with Wrex, only 7 weeks old with a twinkle and a wink in his eyes. His parents have created a world of love, safety, and care. This photo-shoot is only the beginning. Can you imagine all the momentous changes twelve short months will bring?
It is a myth that you must take a dominant position to prevent a puppy from trying to take over your house. Parenthood is the better word to use. Dogs are flock animals, and a natural respect that starts when... Read More
I feel good. My ultimate pal, Sadie, is by my side. She came into our lives at such a demolished time of loss. And then she brought us back to the basics. We laughed, we were amazed at her complete & immediate trust. She looked directly into our eyes and her eyes said in a thousand ways: I want to be loved and accepted. And my goodness, how she has loved us. (check out the Pet Gallery for plenty of pictures of my lovely & confident Sadie-lady; you can't miss her).
My love of... Read More
Be Amazing! What does it take to be an amazing business and not just good enough? At Curvology Studio it's our essential desire to become your A+mazing neighborhood photography studio. We will share a few laughs and all-around smiles before the camera lens is even lifted - because real laughter is simply the whole pizza pie of making a photo you will want to save. We keep it simple, fun and focused on movement for lots of great shots. We somehow make that nervous energy work to showcase what... Read More
It takes a crew to plan a major studio re-do. I want to thank a great contractor, Blane, for his solid expertise and help! Blane spent hours in the studio on a pretty cold and already busy day he had started much earlier. We had a set of instructions, three aluminum tubes, a triple set of gears, two amazing canvas backdrops on wooden dowels, and a challenge to put a backdrop lift into the right place, level it to perfection, plan for expansion, and still protect this beautiful addition to... Read More
Ansel Adams, one of the most famous photographers of all time, came up with the Zone System. It consists of 10 discrete observable tones. Today, with the wealth of tools available to us, we can fix color problems based on the Zone System. Photographers try to highlight different tones when they compose a picture to create something that is like the human visual system. The human can see about 100 to 150 tones or steps of value change. So with 256 steps of a digital grayscale image... Read More
Curvology is making a comeback in beautiful Meridian, Idaho. We sold stuff, donated the kitchen sink (almost) and made a heart-pounding move from Colorado to rediscover an area in Southwestern Idaho we loved years ago. The new studio is featuring photo-shoots to honor others - portraits with the biggest heart of all, and what Curvology Studio is all about. Our portrait focus is on people you want to honor whom have made a difference in your life: mentors, teachers, clergy, grandparents,... Read More