Happy New year
Good luck for 2017
I thought that myself and Jack could take Bobby down the woods to see all the colours of autumn, as its such a colourful time of the year. I also thought it would be nice to have some photos of Bobby and Jack together as Jack is growing up quick and Bobby is ten now.
Thinking what you would like to do and actually doing it are completely different! Your own child and dog in one shot is not easy at all but I managed it, and I was very pleased with result.
The Guild of Photographers
Image Of the Month Competition
Three Bronze Bars this month in the competition.
The black Labrador image is Archie taken at the Bettie Town Glen Prosen Challenge I was the photographer for in August. Then two more with Misty the working English Setter.
I've got another one of my images from The Bettie Town Glen Prosen Challenge on a front cover.
This Billy Connolly's English Setter, Field Trial Champion Ballyellen Cara.
I've got another one of my images on a front cover.
This is "Blue" the English Setter owned by Meryl Asbury.
The image was taken at The Bettie Town Glen Prosen Challenge last month.
The Guild Of Photographers
Image Of The Month Competition
A Bronze Bar again this month, with Misty the working English Setter.
The English Setter Club
Bettie Town Glen Prosen Challenge
I was asked if I would like to photograph The Bettie Town Glen Prosen Challenge for the The English Setter Club. This was a special team event in memory of the English Setter Club's late President , Mrs Bettie Town, celebrating the sport of shooting over Setters and Pointers.
A shooting trial with teams of English Setters V Irish Setters V Gordon Setters V English Pointers.
You can read all about how a great success the event was via these links
To view all my photos from the day
English Setter Club
A full bath, clip, trim and groom for Sh Ch Upperwood Psychedelic.
This is Syke on the grooming table after his groom, totally relaxed and everytime he never wants to leave the table.
The Guild Of Photographers
Last month I joined The Guild of Photographers as well as being a helpful organisation for photographers they run a monthly photo competition called "Image of The month". The idea is that you enter three images into one of the four categories, if you get an award with any images you entered you get points which go towards the title "Photographer of The Year" within the Guild.
I thought I would have a go at the competition so I entered three images last month and OMG!! I got a Bronze Bar with Misty the working English Setter.
Think I will try again next month!
8th June - 12th June
The Kennel Club Working Gundog Tests
Held at The Chatsworth Estate, Derbyshire
My first time as a photographer for the Kennel Club, and what a great experience it was.
The first day Wednesday the 8th was the Gundog training day, I was photographing everything from retrieves to water tests. The next two days Thursday and Friday was the International Retriever Team Event. The Saturday morning my job was the Novice Spaniel test then in the afternoon the HPR water test. Sunday I got the Spaniel Open test which is a big test and lasted all day.
I had a fantastic time over the five days and was in a privileged place being able to see all the other gundog breeds work including Labradors, Spaniels and HPR's along side the Judges.
To see all the photos from the 5 days
The Kennel Club Gundog Working Tests
I've got one of my images on the front cover of a magazine, it arrived today!
This is Dom's Field Trial Champion Gibeltarik Troy At Upperwood "Troy" a working English Setter.