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23.05.16

ONLY 4 PLACES LEFT!

There are just four places available on our September Beginners Outdoor Photography Workshop.

DO YOU WANT TO MASTER YOUR CAMERA AND LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ANIMALS? We can help! Our next workshop will be held on Thursday 1st of September. Our workshops always fill fast, so don’t miss out.

WHAT: Photography CAN be easy and SHOULD be fun. Enjoy a relaxed, practical, full day of learning and photographic discovery with Alex Cearns, Houndstooth Studio’s multi-award winning, internationally renowned animal and wildlife photographer.

Learn Alex’s steps to stunning outdoor animal photography in the beautiful Woodlands Reserve Room at Whiteman Park, before finding prime photo locations for the incredible wildlife at Caversham Wildlife Park . This is an excellent opportunity to discover how to bring out the best in your animal subjects.

Alex’s workshop is aimed at beginner to intermediate level photographers and consists of a combination of theory and practical instruction delivered by one of Australia’s most respected animal photographers.

We invite you to come along and learn how to get the best from your DSLR camera. It’s a fun day with like minded people, hosted in a beautiful environment perfect for learning.

You can check out the latest selection of Tamron Australia lenses and see the Spider Holster Pro Camera Holster in action.

This workshop is strictly limited to a maximum of 18 people, with bookings in advance essential to secure your spot.

WHO: Do you have a DSLR camera but struggle to use it? Want to improve your animal photography? Keen to learn how easy and jargon free photography can be? Alex can help you! We personally guarantee you will see an improvement in your photography on this workshop.

WHERE & WHEN: Whiteman park and Caversham Wildlife Park on Thursday 1st September from 8:30am until 4:30pm

COST & INCLUSIONS: Cost is $495 per person and includes expert tuition, set of flash cards, meals, drinks, entry to Caversham Wildlife Park. Laughs are free.

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFO – Please email Colleen from our office on info@houndstoothstudio.com.au or call 0413 174 069.

Here’s what participants had to say:

“This was a great refresher course for me. Alex’s energy is infectious and she is a wonderful presenter. I loved her explanations about how to get the shot and the examples were excellent. Great day! Thank you.” Fran

“This is a fantastic course that I would recommend to anyone needing inspiration and confidence with their photography. Alex is a great teacher – down to earth and easy to understand. I have attended several photography courses in the past and left feeling confused about the technical details. I’ve already put into practice the things I’ve learnt, with great results! Thanks so much.”  Joanna

“Somehow Alex is able to explain and demonstrate how to use and control your camera much better than any other course I have attended before! Thank you so much for a fabulous day. I have learnt so much that I know I will be able to remember.”  Liz

“It was great! I loved the anecdotes and examples. Was so relieved it wasn’t full of hard to understand technical stuff. Am recommending it to all my friends who have a DSLR.”  Beth

“I had some real “Aha!” moments today. The practical session was excellent and the afternoon session was awesome. Thank you!” Anne

“What a joy! This course exceeded all my expectations! I finally understand aperture. Finally! Thank you so much.”
Mel

“A fantastic day. Thank you. It’s hard to single out a favourite part of the course, it was all fantastic! I think the shift in my understanding about the technical side of things was a huge help for me. Also loved the food, the jokes and above all the tips! I can’t wait to get out there to put everything into practice.” Steph

“Excellent value – worth more than the price!”  Todd

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16.05.16

CLEAN UP DAY!

On Sunday 3rd July I’m participating in CLEAN UP DAY, an initiative created by landscape photography master, passionate environmentalist, and founder of Photographers For The Environment, Christian Fletcher of Christian Fletcher Photo Images.

Lake Monger is my area and I’ll spend a few hours there picking up rubbish around the lake. The aim of the day is to encourage others to join in on the clean ups, so if anyone would like to come along and assist it would be hugely appreciated – plus there will be a complimentary sense of pride felt when the area is rubbish free.

Lake Monger is relatively clean compared to some other locations around Perth, but it often has paper rubbish, discarded cans, and cigarette buts scattered in the bushes where the birds nest, and along the waters edge.

The clean up will run from 2pm – 4pm (ish) and meeting point will be on Dodd Street, up the Dodd Street end of the lake, in the carpark. Recommend to bring garbage bags, enclosed shoes and gloves. We will be taking before and after photos and heading to Leederville afterwards for a coffee. Hope to see you there! ‪#‎CleanUpDay‬
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13.05.16

PUPPEH HUGZ!!!

Now I have your attention, please stand by for an important message. Our friends at SAFE Perth – Saving Perth Animals from Euthanasia have been inundated with puppies needing homes – just like this adorable duo who were rescued from the Mandurah Pound and who will soon be up for adoption. An influx of pups means existing SAFE Perth resources are stretched and new foster carers are required to help out. Could this be you?

If you are searching for a perfect furry four-legged family member please visit http://www.safeperth.com.au/…/en/adopt-a-…/dogs-for-adoption
Or if you are able to open your home to puppies in need please contact SAFE through this link http://www.safeperth.com.au/index.php/en/contact-us They would love to hear from you.

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When rescue puppies get a flat battery.

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13.05.16

YOU CAN HELP MAKE A REAL DIFFERENCE!

On 22nd May I’m pounding the pavement in the HBF Run for a Reason, and I need your help. As team leader of the Guide Dogs WA Jog 4 a Dog group, I’ve pledged to raise at least $1000 to help Guide Dogs train a new puppy.

This will make a life changing difference for a West Australian who is blind or severely vision impaired.

Will you support my run by donating today? A $25 donation will make a massive difference for Guide Dogs and to my goal. Just click here https://hbfrun2016.everydayhero.com/…/team-leader-alex-cear… to donate today

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13.05.16

KITTENZ!

These four babies came to visit us, along with Nicole, the fabulous Vice Pres of SAFE Perth – Saving Perth Animals from Euthanasia. OK, there might have been a small poo emergency on arrival, but Nic and I sorted it in no time. Alright, Nic sorted most of it while I tried to appear helpful by holding the roll of paper towel. She is the consummate professional.

The kittens were collected by SAFE Perth from the Mandurah pound and are currently in foster care. Soon they‘ll be up for adoption and will be joyful, sweet companions for some lucky humans. Oh and black cats are pretty awesome too, speaking from experience.  These SAFE Perth  kittens would like to wish you all a happy Friday the 13th. They want you to stretch out for the weekend and ignore all that rubbish about black cats and bad luck. On the contrary, they told me black cats make awesome companions, just like white, brown, grey, blue, tabby, brindle, tuxedo and ginger cats do.

SAFE Perth currently has a record number of cats and kittens in care, and is seeking potential adopters and additional foster carers. Resources are stretched and they really need our help.

If you are searching for a marvelous meow to add to your family please visit http://www.safeperth.com.au/…/en/cats-available-for-adoption
Or if you are able to sign up as a kitten foster carer, please contact SAFE through this link http://www.safeperth.com.au/index.php/en/contact-us

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10.05.16

PHOTO WALK!

Join me and the team from Midland Camera House on Saturday 21st May for a three hour photo walk in the John Forest National Park. We’ll be photographing the atmospheric Swan View Railway Tunnel and its bush surrounds.

Tamron Australia will be providing demonstration stock for us to use on the day, and I’ll be on hand to offer my technical expertise and answer any questions.

This event is a fantastic opportunity to expand your photographic knowledge and capture some outstanding images.

Numbers are strictly limited and additional info is available on the event page at Tamron Photo Walk with Alex Cearns.

WHEN: Saturday 21st May from 8:30am until 11:30am
WHERE: John Forrest NP – Meeting at the carpark on Peechy Rd
BRING: Your camera and lenses (optional items – tripod or flash)
COST: $30 per person
TO BOOK: Call Midland Camera house on 9250 1635 or email sales@midlandcamerahouse.com.au
TUNNEL INFO: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swan_View_Tunnel

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06.05.16

Happy Pooch Faces

Thanks to the team at Fitzgerald Photo Imaging for printing and installing our big new self adhesive vinyl window graphic. Lots of happy pooch faces for people commuting to look at while they wait at the traffic lights.‪#‎HappyPoochFace‬ ‪#‎FitziesRule‬

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05.05.16

GO WILD!

I love working in partnership with World Expeditions and travelling to some of the world’s most amazing wildlife destinations with animal and photography enthusiasts.

Have a read of my top 6 wildlife photography tips athttp://www.worldexpeditions.com/…/wildlife-photography-tip…/‪#‎TravelWithMe‬ ‪#‎AnimalPhotoTours‬

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05.05.16

RADIO AND RUNNING!

Called in to chat to my fave friends Lisa & Pete on Mix 94.5 about Guide Dogs WA, ‘Jog 4 A Dog’ and whether you can teach an old dog new tricks. Listen in at https://soundcloud.com/alexc…/lisa-pete-podcast-2nd-of-may-1

There’s still time to register to join me me on the ‘Jog 4 A Dog’ team in the 2016 HBF Run for a Reason on Sunday 22nd May, supporting Guide Dogs WA. You can run, jog or walk. We’re hoping you can help us raise $35,000, and together we’ll sponsor a team Guide Dog puppy.

Visit bit.ly/1LaU6qE for more information and give the gift of freedom, independence and companionship to a very special West Australian living with blindness or vision loss. You may even be in the running to win a Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns prize pack valued at $1035.

If you are unable to join our team but would like to make a contribution to our efforts, please visit my fundraising page at https://hbfrun2016.everydayhero.com/…/team-leader-alex-cear…

Lets go! ‪#‎Jog4ADog‬

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03.05.16

NEW STUDIO SPONSOR!

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership with our favourite pet product retailer PETstock who will be generously providing the select toys and treats I use during my studio photo sessions.

With 100+ stores across Australia (and 4 in New Zealand) and 1000+ team members, ‪#‎PETstock‬ remains a family owned and operated organisation. We love that they are strongly committed to supporting rescue organisations through their ‪#‎PETstockassist‬ program, and to date they have contributed more than a million dollars to help rescue, rehabilitate and rehome dogs, cats and other pets nationwide. More than a million dollars! That’s staggering!

Today we replaced our entire set of studio toys with PEtstock products, including dog and cat items from three exclusive PETstock ranges – Huggle Hounds, Neon Brights and Bark-a-boo. I can’t wait to show our cat clients the new Meow Mitt glove – it’s going to be a big hit. We also restocked our treat drawer with dozens of pet snacks, giving us a supply broad enough to satisfy even the fussiest eaters.

We are very grateful to PETstock for their invaluable support as our studio sponsor and look forward to working together.

RUGGED UP! Met customer service team member Trinity the pug at the PETstock Balcatta checkout yesterday. #PugLove #Pugitude

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