A new project… and I need YOUR help.

I am in need of photos… of your dogs.  Yes you heard me right, this photographer needs more dog photos (never thought I would say that). You see I have a new project in mind, and I don’t have enough variety in the breeds I get to shoot personally so I am looking for you to share your favorite photos with me.  Let me tell you a bit about the project and what I am looking for.  But first lets start at the beginning,  as per usual Luna had something to do with it.


I decided to do a stipple drawing of my favorite girl.  I learned the art of stippling (sketching with dots) way back in High school and have loved it ever since. Sadly, as is the case with many of my hobbies, I don’t get to stipple as often as I would like. So to combat this I thought I would start a new project. And this was the start of it… but I kinda started at the end. My goal is to select a dog breed to represent every letter of the alphabet and do a stipple drawing onto a card. Later I will probably offer the cards for sale but I need to get a couple more letters done.  This stipple of Luna will represent “V is for Vizsla”

AlphBasenjiWEB_0002I recently completed this one for a friend, “B is for Basenji”. This is her Basenji Petey. Isn’t he cute?  This is a very typical pose for him (and I assume other Basenji too)
So you see I have “B” and “V”  (kinda) covered but I have yet to start at the beginning.

Here is where you come in.

 Do you own a breed that starts with “A”?  Or know someone that does?

I am looking for my next inspiration and it could be your dog.  What’s in it for you you ask?  Well if your dog is selected as my next inspiration I shall send you a copy of the stipple drawing for keeps.

I am currently taking submissions for the letter ” A ” and ” B “. Once this letter is complete I will share and take submissions for the next letter.  You may submit images up until that point.  I may decide to do more than one breed for each letter so don’t rule yours out if you submitted it before I shared the completed letter.   Those with mixed breed dogs may submit as well if they feel their mix strongly represents one of the purebred breeds, or if you just have a photo you totally love and would work well for a card. That may turn into another series in itself, time will tell.

Here are some rules to make this process a bit easier for all. 

**  Images must be taken by you and owned by you… please no images that have appeared in other publications.

** I reserve the right to crop, alter, and/or change the composition of the image

** As the artist, I own the copyright to the original work I create from your image, I have the right to donate/exhibit/sell the original as well as create residual work from and/or publish in any way in the future

** If your image is chosen I will send you a copy of the original creation, most likely in greeting card form.

Image Requirements

* High resolution images in .jpg format

* Image filename should be as follows:



If you want to submit more than one photo per letter please change the number to represent this.


Submit Photos to:  AnnaGibsonPhoto@aol.com

The subject line for the email should be ” Alphabet Series, Letter A” (change letter accordingly)

** In the email include your Name and preferred Email address.  Also please include some info about your dog. The name, breed, age, what you love about them, a funny habit… I like to know my subjects 🙂

**Please only send one image per email. With photos being higher resolution there can be complications with too many large files in one email. It is easier to just submit another email for any additional images.

I look forward to seeing your photos, please share with others who may be interested too, the more the merrier.


About Anna

I am a native of Virginia but recently relocated to Maryland I often feel I am simply a visitor... here to take note of little things people often pass by... I enjoy photography, family, the outdoors, reading, my vizsla... etc etc
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8 Responses to A new project… and I need YOUR help.

  1. Jura says:

    I don’t know if I am a bit late on this but my dog is a Nubian Hound from Sudan and not a recognized breed but she looks a lot like a Pharaoh hound or a Cirnecco Dell’etna – might you be interested? Here is some info (and photos) about her and happy to send you a good photo if it could be helpful – I have a lot!



    • Anna says:

      Just follow the directions and send away. Would love to see some of your favorite shots of your pups. I am in need of photos to work with so I am going with any letter of the alphabet to get a selection going first. So you have plenty of time.

  2. Bark'n About says:

    Love Luna’s picture! I am watching closely for “C” 😉

  3. thatjenk says:

    I’m glad N is later on, so I have time to think of submissions!
    I’m very excited to see how this project turns out. Seems like a large undertaking, but very cool idea.

  4. Kim says:

    For mixed breed submissions, would you accept “All American” for the letter “A”?

  5. Pingback: V is for Vizsla | Vizsla Inspiration

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