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Happy New Year and a Free Year-at-a-Glance Downloadable and Printable NJ Dogs Calendar

First, a very Happy New Year to all! 2013 has been quite a year, filled with a lot of great photo sessions with people and their pets, workshops and meetings (live and online) with friends old and new. And many special moments spent with my family.

I’m very happy to be able to share this 2014 Year-at-a-Glance Calendar, which I recently created. All of the photographs were taken by me at my clients’ or friends’ homes, or in a studio setting, and all appear in the NJ Dogs 2014 Calendar.


To download a high quality JPG file of the Calendar, VISIT THIS PAGE.

It gives me great joy and satisfaction to have been able to capture these moments in time, and the best part of what I do is hearing comments from my clients and friends about what the photos mean to them, whether their pets are still with them or if they are now with them only in spirit (and in loving memories).

I also look forward to producing a NJ Dogs book and exhibition in 2014-15, featuring many more Garden State Pooches!

For more information about the NJ Dogs Project, as well as the upcoming 2014 book and exhibition, please visit

Some notes on usage and sharing of the Year at a Glance NJ Dogs calendar: Feel free to download, share, forward via e-mail, print and enjoy this calendar for personal use. It may not be offered for sale or used for any commercial use without express written consent from Andrew Darlow. All images and calendar © Andrew Darlow, All rights reserved.

To see the Facebook post for the calendar (Please LIKE us if you like what we do!), visit THIS PAGE.


-Andrew Darlow

Recent WLOB Maine Interview on Holiday Photo Tips Available for Download

I’m  very happy to announce that I was recently interviewed by Debi Davis of Mind Your Own Business Radio on the topic of how to take better holiday photos. The interview runs about 16 minutes, and you can listen to it here: 

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In the interview I share various tips for photographing people, pets and more during the holiday season.

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I’ve Been Asked to Judge “The Cat’s Meow” Photo Contest (entries due 6/12)


I’m looking forward to judging “The Cat’s Meow” photo contest on (it’s free to enter, and entries will be accepted until 6/12). I’ve judged a few other contests on, and I always enjoy seeing the entries. Cats are definitely one of my favorite subjects, and based on sites like, I’m guessing I’m not alone (but please note: no Lolcats will be accepted for this contest…lol!) For more information or to enter, visit:

Results Have been Posted for the Pet Art Assignment

I recently had the honor of judging the Phoozl “Pet Art Show” Assignment. I’ve been fortunate to judge a number of photo contests over the years, both online and in person. It’s never easy to make final selections, but it’s always been enjoyable. You can see all the images I chose, plus my comments for first, second and third place (as well as 15 Honorable Mentions) here:

Get Your Photos Ready! I’m Judging a Free Contest on

Hello! I wanted to send a quick note (and video) out to let you know that I am judging a photo contest that just launched on The winner will receive a 30 minute photo consultation with me (as well as worldwide recognition and a PhoozL award icons for your website). For more information or to enter, visit this page.

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