For me I photograph all types of dog from chihuahuas to great danes, but I have a real soft spot for my gundogs. I own 2 working cocker spaniels myself and they really do get under your skin.
I have recently been photographing some working tests. These photographs are from the London Working Spaniel Society test. The photography was challenging as I could not get too close and interrupt the competition but at distance there were alot of trees blocking my view.
Gundogs make a splash
With the summer weather well and truly in full swing and the temperatures soaring. So, what better time to share my latest shoot to cool you down.
I popped down to Kent to photograph a water training day with my friends at Family Dog Services.
Photographing dogs in action doing what they enjoy is definitely a favourite for me. I’m sure you will agree that these dogs were having a ball.
One thing that can always be a struggle with water photos is getting in the right place to snap them. I started perched on a fallen tree which helpfully fell into the pond. However, I just wasn’t at the right level I wanted to be at.
Unfortunately this still wasn’t cutting it for me and I felt I wasn’t doing my beloved gundogs proud.
I feel this is a new level of dedication to the cause.
So I ended up going in to the water above my knee in an extremely froggy reservoir. There was one aim – DON’T DROP THE CAMERA!
The dogs were all doing great and I loved the different methods of entry to the water.
Some dogs took a more thoughtful approach to whether or not to go retrieve the dummy, but it offered opportunity for a snap or two.
This wonderful lady and her gorgeous dog travel all the way from Belgium for training in the UK so definitely deserve a special mention. Check out her amazing leggings from Foxy Pheasant.
To finish off a post about gundogs, it seems only right that I include my dogs too.
First their is Nuka my little blonde pocket rocket.
There is then her older brother Red, who is more of a model than a gundog but I don’t care.
Around the circle
I am part of an amazing group of pet photographers from around the globe that participate in this weekly blog circle. Simply click on the link and go on a journey from blog post to blog post until you end up back here.
Next up is Carol Mudra