Kennel Club’s Dog Photographer of the Year Competition
I have been sharing some of my dog portraits of late here and the interest for my black and white images in particular has been astounding. As a Dog Photographer i come face to face with pooches of all shapes and sizes as well as all age groups.
I particularly love photographing new and very young puppies. This passion has been enhanced since we met and chose our own Boston Terrier puppy, Yoda. We were first introduced when he was three weeks old and the whole family fell in love with him immediately. Of course, he has become the focus (please excuse the pun) of my personal photography over the first few months of his life.
Anyway, after sharing a few of my favourite images of Yoda and a number of our clients’ dogs on this blog and on my business Facebook page, i saw details for the Kennel Club Dog Photographer of the Year competition. This is supported by the Guardian Newspaper. After a little thought, i took the plunge and entered the image below.
This shows Yoda at about 5 weeks old and was taken on my Fuji X-Pro1 camera using the superb 18mm lens. The image was lit purely by window light from the side with the lens set at about f2.8 on 1000iso from memory.
Anyway, today a very kind friend of mine tipped me off that this image has made the final short list for the Puppy category, so as you might imagine i am pretty chuffed that one of my personal images has been looked upon so favourably. You can read more on the Guardian Newspaper’s website.
Due to the amount of interest in my dog photography, i am about to launch a brand new portrait website which will feature my portfolio and give details of what i can offer to clients wanting something a little but special. Please keep checking back here to see the first news of its launch. It shouldn’t be long but due to the sheer volume of work at this time of year, its difficult finding the time to get it just right.
Anyway, here is the image in question.
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Peter has developed an international reputation for an exciting and unobtrusive approach to covering the wedding day.
Peter shoots a blend of contemporary, reportage, documentary and fine art wedding photography, and his work has been described as having a "certain timeless elegance".