Dogs make great models, but before submitting any dog photo to Dreamstime, consider obtaining a model release from the owner, particularly if it is pedigreed, and especially if it is a registered champion. I've had at least one dog photo refused for that very reason. In that case, it was a Boston Terrier participating in a Veteran's Day Parade.

On the other hand, rescued shelter dogs such as Jack, the cinnamon-colored cross-breed pictured here, are probably a safe bet for posting without a release. Nevertheless, when in doubt, get a model release. In the event I should need such a specialized form, I've modified the standard Dreamstime model release so that it applies to pets and minors, and includes parental/owner permission.

Since I currently have just one dog photo on Dreamstime, I picked a few choice others that epitomize canine portraiture which I heretofore refer to as "phoDOGraphy."

Photo credits: Matthias Nordmeyer, Zhiwei Zhou, Ciprian Florin Dumitrescu, David Park, Eastwest Imaging, Wenzhi Lu, Koh Sze Kiat, Peter Kim, Stockshooter, Sunheyy, Dana Kenneth Johnson.

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March 20, 2009


I love dogs...big,little,mutts,pettigreed any of them. These photos are wonderful captures!

March 20, 2009


I love dogs...big,little,mutts,pettigreed any of them. These photos are wonderful captures!

February 25, 2009


phoDography is a brilliant phrase that I can see entering the language!! lol

February 24, 2009


Wonderful creatures !
We are sooo lucky to have them in our lives !!!!

February 24, 2009


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Oh yes they are sooo cute here is one of mine.He is 15 yrs old.I love all dogs

February 24, 2009


How can you not love them :0)

February 24, 2009


Hehe cool name and cool doggies :)

February 24, 2009


Whether pedigree or not, all are beautiful models!

February 24, 2009


Aww!!! I hope I can eventually take photos of our dogs that are high enough quality to be accepted!

February 24, 2009


Cute, lovely dogs, and yeah phoDOGraphy suits well.

February 23, 2009


Aren't they just beautiful! phoDOGraphy - love that! :)

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