Saturday, May 17, 2014

Pet Photography Tips - Get a Dog's Attention - With Pet Photographer Richie Schwartz

New York Pet Photographer Richie Schwartz explains a few of his techniques for getting the look he wants from his dog "models".

This clip is a 30 second excerpt from 
A Documentary Profile of Pet Photographer Richie Schwartz

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

How to Use Twitter's Newly Designed Profile

My new Twitter Cover and Profile Pictures
Recently Twitter started rolling out their new look. I have been waiting my turn for my Twitter page @PetsPhotography to get the new look. Well today it arrived!  The most noticeable change is on the header photo and profile photo. You might be thinking it looks a lot like the Facebook 'cover' photo and profile photo. Yup, it does. There is now enough page real estate to fit an image across your whole page and a much larger profile image than before.

Being a specialist in Pet Photography  I wanted to use an image I have with  several dogs in it across the page. According to Twitter, the cover photo is best sized at 1500 x 500 pixels, but when I sized my image to those specs, it didn't fit. I thought I was doing something wrong but about the third time trying, a message popped up letting me know that on "some" wide screens, the image size has to be changed. The message didn't say what size to change it to so it took me a few minutes of experimenting with various sizes. I eventually settled for shrinking my image and then pasting it into a correctly sized canvas and then uploading that image.

The other obvious change is the larger profile picture. Twitter says for optimum appearance use an image measuring 400x400 pixels. After five years with the same profile image, a cute dog face, I decided to replace it with my own head shot. I decided it is time to have my Twitter match my Facebook ,  LinkedIn and Google+ profile pictures to better reflect my branding. As of now only my YouTube Pet Photography channel still has the old puppy face.

The other big change is that you can now "pin" a Tweet to the top of the page. That means that no matter how many tweets you make, the pinned tweet will always be the first one on the page. so that's a good way to show off your favorite tweet or re-tweet or even a link to something you love and want to share. 

There are a few other changes but I will save that for the next post. Go have fun, find a new cover picture for your Twitter, choose a Tweet to pin and don't forget to tweet me your new cover photo at @PetsPhotography

Monday, February 3, 2014

Richie Schwartz voted "Best Pet Photographer" 2014

 Richie Schwartz voted "Best Pet Photographer" 2014 

Voted Best for the Second Consecutive Year

Long Island, NY, February 3, 2014 Pet Photographer Richie Schwartz was voted "Best Pet Photographer" on Long Island, NY,  in the annual “BEST OF LONG ISLAND 2014” competition, by readers of the Long Island Press, Long Island's largest weekly newspaper. The annual contest is sponsored by Bethpage Federal Credit Union.
The Bethpage “Best of Long Island” competition is the largest business awards program on Long Island and had more than 1 million votes counted this year.

Starting with thousands of nominees in hundreds of categories, the top 15-20 vote getters in each category were entered into the final round, where the final voting took place. Through it all, Schwartz prevailed as the FIRST PLACE WINNER in the category of "Best Pet Photographer".  He also won first place last year as well, the first year the category appeared.

Schwartz founded Pets Photography Studio based in West Hempstead, NY, and through partnerships with other pet businesses, his studio provides Pet Photography services at over 50 locations throughout Long Island and the tri state region of NY, NJ, and CT.

Over the last 33 years as a professional photographer, it is estimated that Schwartz, a former Veterinary technician, groomer and dog trainer, has photographed over 75,000 pets. He is often referred to as “America’s Most Experienced Pet Photographer”. He is internationally recognized as an expert and leader in the specialized field of Pet Photography. Schwartz has been featured in books, magazines, blogs, podcasts, videos, newspapers, radio, and television.
 He is a speaker and educator at photography clubs, schools, pet expos and other events, where he offers pet photography classes, seminars and workshops. He frequently volunteers his services to help raise funds and awareness for animal rescue organizations.

Schwartz was named on the list of "TOP 25 PET PEOPLE OF 2010" by NBC Universal’s, along with Oprah Winfrey, Betty White, Elayne Boosler, and Ellen DeGeneres for their volunteer work with animal rescue groups.
In 2010 he was the subject of a documentary  by Videographer Brian Potts.
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