Today I have been helping raise some much needed funds for Hampshire Hounds Dog Rescue. They are a brilliant dog rescue charity who work tirelessly to enable homeless dogs find the new homes they so deserve. www.hampshirehoundsdogrescue.com The day was a great success raising £828.40!!! We were selling all sorts, new items, kindly donated items, a raffle, teas and coffee, plus of course our calendar and cards which are full of images of the rescue dogs. Love being a part of this amazing group of people.
www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hampshire-Hounds-Dog-Rescue-Charity-Calendar-2018/142494295950?hash=item212d52678e:g:~SMAAOSw5YNZqZzX is the link for anyone wishing to purchase a beautiful calendar with some of the rescue dogs from this year. £9.50 plus p & p
I have just come back from an amazing workshop with Linda Johnstone in Coventry. This was an event organised by the Guild of Photographers whereby several workshops covering all forms of photography took place. My workshop was working with dogs and studio lighting. I am so inspired since doing this. I have always felt that dogs should be photographed in the outdoors running and playing and doing what dogs do best, but since doing this workshop I feel that indoor studio photography also has its place. It could be for a puppy who is not allowed out yet, or an elderly dog who is more comfortable in his or her own home. Studio lighting can enhance the dog's fur plus it also gives the opportunity of making very moody images with the use of studio lights. Feeling very inspired to try out some of these new techniques!
Wow what an amazing shoot we had today! The weather was just perfect! The sun shone through the trees at Wilverley Inclosure enabling us to have spectacular light. The dogs were so well behaved and the girls were just brilliant. Loved every minute of this morning!!
Just taken delivery of some gorgeous gift boxes with my logo embossed on the front cover. I love them so thought it was time for a competition to win a pet photo shoot voucher which will come in one of these gift boxes. Will announce the winner at the end of the week!!!
Very excited to not only come first but also second at my local camera club, Highcliffe and Infinity in their portrait competition. The first image was taken from a recent trip to the Camargue to photograph their beautiful horses and the second image was from a private commission.
Found out today that I had won another Bronze award with the Guild of Photographers. This is a monthly competition and it is lovely to receive an award on one of my dog images especially as this was one of the rescue dogs that I photographed for a local dog charity. I am always striving to improve my photography and winning awards hopefully means I am on the right track!
These two were so much fun! Filled with energy and love for life! We had a lot of fun with the two of them down by the river. Absolutely gorgeous dogs! Just love Springers!
What an adventure this morning has been with this gorgeous Tibetan Terrier. He loved posing for the camera, running through the autumn leaves and sitting in the last of the heather. I just came home and downloaded the images and this one just literally looks like he going to run through my screen and sit in my lap!!!!! It had to be edited straight away and shared! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!!!!
This month's competition results are in for the Guild of Photographers which is a National competition. Managed to achieve two bronzes and a classified with my three entries! Not too shabby but always room for improvement! Now to find three more for next months.
Bronze - Congratulations in achieving your Bronze Bar, which is only awarded to images of a strong standard in this national competition (something to be proud of)!
Classified - The judges felt the image was of a high standard but not award winning at national competition level. Minor tweaks may have resulted in an even higher score, so it may be worth obtaining some feedback? Well done!
Lincoln is a Dachshund who maybe little but he has a huge personality. He is absolutely adorable. He is not only stunning to look at but extremely friendly and so well behaved. Absolutely loved photographing him. He posed beautifully every time!