Valeria Zolotoreva

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5 Tips for Shooting Better Photos of Your Dog or Cat

I’m not ashamed to admit it. I regularly use my fancy camera to photograph my cats.<p>You probably do it too. A new lens or camera arrives in the mail …

Photos of Photographers in the Great Depression

During the Great Depression, the US government launched the largest photography project it ever sponsored by sending photographers across the country …

Infographic: How to Become a Pro Photographer

Becoming a professional photographer is pretty “easy” in one sense, yet incredibly “hard” in another. The lower and lower barriers of entry makes …

Hack Your Reflector By Cutting a Hole in the Middle

This is the cheapest yet most effective photography hack I can think of. Step one: get disc reflector. Step two: cut lens-sized hole in said …

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Wonderfully Witty Dog Portraits by Ron Schmidt

Though we've seen a lot of dog portraits in our time (see here, here and here) these might just take the cake as the most creative ever.<p>Ron Schmidt is the person behind the company Loose Leashes, an online shop where he sells funny prints of our furry friends in wonderfully witty scenarios. Dog …

Couple Hilariously Recreates Newborn Photo Shoot with Their Puppy

A common question often posed towards couples is, “So, when are you having kids?” While it can be an irritating inquiry, one couple found a hilarious way to deflect the issue. Matt Kay and Abby Lee staged a very special photo shoot–the kind you see from newborn parents–only instead of a little …

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Grateful Woman Adopts Stray Dog Who Saved Her Life From an Unexpected Attack

Georgia Bradley and her new dog Pepper have rescued each other in a profoundly beautiful way. While the 25-year-old woman was visiting a beach in Greece, she found herself in an unexpectedly dangerous situation. Two men approached her and invited her to go out with them. Bradley refused and, …

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Adorable Bulldog Puppy Born with Only Two Healthy Legs Receives the Help He Needs

Bonsai is an adorable bulldog puppy who has faced many medical obstacles in his life. The lovable pup was born with two lame legs and many other birth defects. Besides the issue with his legs, Bonsai has a dysfunctional pelvis, a deformed lower spine, and Swimmer Puppy syndrome–a condition that …

Inspirational Therapy Dog Surfs with People with Disabilities to Provide Healing and Hope

Meet Surf Dog Ricochet, a 7-year-old pup with a heart of gold and the amazing ability to help heal and inspire people with disabilities through the power of surfing. Born in January 2008, the golden retriever was originally trained as a service dog, and quickly gained the reputation of a “puppy …

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Mom Continues to Document the Sweet Friendship between a Boy, His Dogs, and His Horse

There's nothing like the special bond between a boy and his dog–unless, of course, it's the friendship between a boy, two dogs, and a horse! Stasha Becker (a.k.a. @northwestmommy), a mother and photography enthusiast who lives on an island north of Seattle, documents the adorable adventures of her …

Little Girl and Her Dog Pose Identically for Fun Lookalike Portraits

A year ago, photographer Jesse Holland‘s parents gave her baby daughter a hat as a present. On a whim, the Victoria, British Columbia-based mom photographed her daughter and her dog wearing the same hat, and a new photo series was born.<p>Putting a new spin on the “who wore it better?” concept, …

Two Shelter Dogs Are Saved Thanks to Viral Photo of Them Hugging

An incredible chain reaction occurred when Angels Among Us Pet Rescue posted a photo that showed two dogs embracing. The overwhelmed organization was using their social media presence to save the canine companions before they were euthanized. “I'm Kala. This is Keira. We're so scared in here,” read …

Adorable Shar-Pei Puppy Looks Like a Cuddly Teddy Bear

Meet Tonkey, an adorable bear-coat shar-pei who looks more like a stuffed animal than she does pup. The fluffy pooch is just a baby at four months old, but she's already taken the internet by storm with her silly persona and delightful antics. Because she's young, Tonkey is still learning to …

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Modern Home Features a Staircase Designed Specifically for Small Pets

Architect Joe Chikamori of 07BEACH has outdone himself when it comes to producing a pet-friendly home. In the span of only 49 days, the architect was able to redesign his friend's Vietnam-based residence by installing several modern features. The most interesting installation: a separate staircase …

Adorable Puppy Has a Permanent Grumpy Face

Grumpy Cat may have found her counterpart in this adorable (and equally as grouchy) pup named Earl. Quickly becoming known as the Internet's “most morose mutt,” this puggle has a seemingly permanent scowl on his face–no matter how many times you pet him!<p>Despite the grumpy expression, Earl's human …

Photographer’s Portfolio is Filled with Adorable Portraits of Fluffy Siberian Husky Puppies

St. Petersburg-based photographer Erica Tcogoeva happens to have access to the most adorable litter of Siberian Husky puppies. Her Instagram account is a cuteness-overload of the small, fluffy canines as they snuggle with their siblings and are cradled in the arms of their humans. Being newborns, …

Animal-Loving Homeless Man Devotes Time and Energy to Caring for Stray Dogs

A homeless man named Steve has established that one good deed can start an incredible chain reaction. When he lost his home in 2001, Steve found companionship in an unlikely place. As he wandered the streets of California, the displaced man encountered many stray dogs. Instantly, he decided to take …

Adorable Puppies Become Wise Adult Dogs in Heartwarming Side-By-Side Portraits

Photographer Amanda Jones beautifully documents the lives of dogs in her book <i>Dog Years: Faithful Friends Then & Now.</i> The artist has been working with animals for over 20 years and, during this time, she's photographed dogs who are at completely different stages in their lives. Some are young …

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Portraits of Disabled Animals Highlight the Beauty of Their Imperfections

Photographer Alex Cearns can see the beauty in all different types of animals and reveals this in her <i>Perfect Imperfection</i> series. Since we last featured her, Cearns has focused her lens on creatures who've faced various obstacles in their lives due to their physical disabilities. This includes …

Adorable Baby and Bulldog Puppy Share a Birthday and an Unbreakable Bond

Dilan Ivens and his bulldog Farley have demonstrated that dogs truly are man's best friend. Both boys were born on May 26, 2014 and they instantly developed an undeniable bond. They play together, eat together, and nap together–all while mom Ivette documents their adorable relationship on camera. …

Serious-Looking Dog Has an Adorably Goofy Side

Samuel Jurcic‘s dog Lal knows a thing or two about patience. Before his owner's camera lens, the adorable German Shorthaired Pointer remains completely stoic and calm. This allows the photographer to place Lal in interesting situations involving various locations, specific poses, and many quirky …

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Phoenix, Arizona Made It Mandatory for Pet Stores to Only Sell Adoptable Rescue Animals

Phoenix, Arizona is the latest major US city to make it mandatory for pet stores to only offer adoptable rescues from shelters. A federal judge recently ruled to uphold a 2013 ordinance banning pet stores from selling dogs and cats raised by commercial breeders. Phoenix, as well as 59 other cities …

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22 American Foods You've Never Had

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p>Hopefully we're all familiar, by now, with Chicago-style deep-dish pizza. It's supposedly a regional food, but that's a difficult designation to stand by when there's a Pizzeria Uno franchise in about half of the states in the country (and three in Puerto Rico!). It's become an</i> …

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