Two of my images have been shortlisted for the Royal Photographic Society International Print Exhibition so I’ve been fiddling around a lot with print sizes and paper types, trying to be sure which papers suit my two shortlisted images the best. That’s all finally sorted out now, and I’ll find out mid August if my two images are in the 100 final exhibition images. These are the two I entered, one shot at Crufts, and one in my studio, both quite different I guess, but both of course featuring dogs! Which one do you prefer – I do have a favourite but I’m not telling you which one it is!
If you’ve seen the new edition of Surrey Life Magazine, you might have spotted the article featuring myself, and my friends Nikki Weeks-Taylor from Epsom Canine Rescue and Colin Skeaping ex-stuntman! Did you see the cover photo too, the wonderful lavender fields in Woodmansterne, beautiful, but not really a safe place to photograph dogs, because of all the bees – hence why I haven’t taken any dogs there for a shoot. As always, safety is paramount!
Two more of my photos are front covers this month as well (I have been busy!), Dogs Today’s August edition and Dogs Monthly September edition – love them both, both super gundogs and beautiful.
This week my three new Renaissance backdrops have arrived from the States! I’ve only done one test shoot so far with beautiful Tilly the chihuahua but I think it’s safe to say I’ll be using these gorgeous backdrops rather a lot. I did have to get the iron out (a very rare occurrence for me!), as they arrived folded up. The images give the impression of a beautiful painting behind the dog as you can see, I’m so pleased with them, I’ve been looking for backdrops like this for simply ages! Keep an eye on my Facebook page to see the third backdrop as I haven’t shot it yet. It’s so rainy here today I might take one of the dogs into the studio later on and have a play.
I’m going to offer a special Renaissance portrait session for £125 including one 12”x8” fine art print on Museum Fine Art paper 280gsm (gorgeous very high quality art paper), for the month of August only. If you’d like to book a session, drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.