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28.09.16

MORE PETER ALEXANDER!

Thrilled to announce that we collaborated with Peter Alexander Sleepwear on another awesome pyjama range – the Proud Aussie Collection.

Check out the latest releases, complete with Houndstooth Studio pics, and get them while you can!

Mens Bulldog Mid Short (“No Bull”)
http://www.peteralexander.com.au/…/p…/mens-bulldog-mid-short

16.09.16

PERFECT IMPERFECTION!

Thanks to the Folha de S.Paulo newspaper in Brazil and Bom pra Cachorro blog for sharing the Perfect Imperfection stories and images, in print and online. These inspirational animals are still shining a global light on animals with disabilities, 12 months after this series first went viral. I really appreciate the support and help in sharing the message that animals who are perceived as different really aren’t that different at all.

http://bompracachorro.blogfolha.uol.com.br/…/serie-mostra-beleza-de-animais-com-deficiencia-veja/

http://fotografia.folha.uol.com.br/…/46468-animais-deficientes

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16.09.16

Dogs Today Magazine

The lovely team at Dogs Today Magazine included a pic of Sunny the kelpie in their ‘Best Dog Photos In The World’ section, October issue. The featured photo was taken while Sunny was at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA waiting for her forever home. She was super happy after returning from a walk and jumped up to say “Hi!” as I went past.

I love the joy in her face! It was almost as if she knew what was just around the corner, as Sunny was adopted not long after by Sally and Ken, and later came to the studio for portrait pics with her new brother Simba.#Rescue #BestDogPhotosInTheWorld #DRH #BestDogInTheWorld

Subscribe to Dogs Today Magazine at http://dogstodaymagazine.co.uk/subscribe/

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16.09.16

BEAR APARTMENT SIX ON A GLOBAL STAGE!

The first selection of ten images from the Sony World Photography Awards were publicised yesterday in a global media release … and ‘Bear Apartment Six’ was among them. Run by the World Photography Organisation, the awards are the biggest in the world – last year there were over 230,000 entries, from 187 countries. Holy moly!

It blew my mind to see ‘Bear Apartment Six’ included and I’m very grateful that Free the Bears Fund was mentioned as well. These cubs wouldn’t be alive today if not for the dedication of the FTB team in Cambodia. I’m also really proud that this image is doing its job by kicking around the globe and raising awareness for FTB.

Thanks again to everyone who purchased it as a limited edition print, helping raise more than $9400 for FTB.

View the images at http://bit.ly/2d1DP8X

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12.09.16

RESCUE POOCHES ROCK!

It’s been my great privilege to participate in a national rescue photography project called #WDPets, co-ordinated by leading storage solutions company Western Digital (WD). The project involves a dozen professional photographers, documenting dogs and cats in shelters across Australia, with the aim of creating increased awareness for rescue organisations and raising the profiles of animals needing homes.

The selected shelter for Western Australia was the very deserving Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA, who recently had 51 puppies land on their doorstep, and who are full to the brim with dogs of all breeds, shapes, sizes, and colours.

Here we have a small selection of sweet canines photographed for the project yesterday. They’re all seeking their forever families, so you have space in your heart and home for a new furry friend, please consider visiting the DRH and meeting these cuties.

Big thanks to the dedicated DRH staff and vollies for their invaluable help during the shoot days, and to the legend who is Jefferton James Designs for flying over from Sydney to film behind the scenes.

#WDPets is sharing the adoption message far and wide and the project is providing invaluable support to Australian rescue shelters. WD kindly made the life of each participating photographer easier too, by providing us all with a new 3TB My Wireless Passport Pro portable hard drive. This enabled us to back up our images on-site and simultaneously store them on the cloud through wireless connectivity

 

Yoda cools off in the shell pool at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA and hopes a new family will one day take him swimming. Photographed for the #WDPetsproject..

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Paddington hangs out in the ball room at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA while waiting for his forever home. Photographed for the #WDPets project. 14222291_10154307274156208_4381498585731124226_n

PICK ME! Adorable bundles of love, light and high 5’s (AKA puppies) who are up for adoption at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. Photographed for the#WDPets project. 14212646_10154307275141208_4211736610180210742_n

 

09.09.16

FREE FAMILY FUN ALL WEEKEND!

Join me this Saturday and Sunday to help celebrate the Grand Opening of the PETstock Bio-John Superstore store in Belmont. There will be pets available for adoption, puppy school demonstrations, special offers, and the opportunity to win a Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns photo session valued at $995, plus more. From 12pm – 2pm on both days I’ll be in store with equine health and product adviser Dr Brad Hampton. Come along and say hi!

Where: PETstock Bio-John Superstore 196 Abernethy Rd, Belmont
When: Saturday 10th Sept and Sunday 11th Sept 10am to 3pm
Cost: Free

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09.09.16

RELEASE OF A NEW SUPER ZOOM!

As a wildlife photographer I ALWAYS want more zoom – and now I can get it. I’m insanely excited about the release of the new S, the 150-600mm G2 (Model A022).

The original 150-600mm lens, coined ‘THE BEAST’, blew my mind and has continued to exceeded all of my expectations so I can’t wait to trial the new version with upgraded features. And equally as exciting are two new tele convertors developed exclusively for this lens. They match perfectly with the optics of the 150-600mm lens and offer 1.4x and 2.0x magnification, providing a maximum zoom range of 1200mm. That means epic zoom!

Plus there’s a must-have TAMRON TAP-in Console for the 150-600mm lens too, which connects to your computer via USB, enabling you to easily update your lens’s firmware as well as customise features including fine adjustments to the auto focus and vibration compensation.

The new features include:

1. Refreshed optical design to achieve even higher performance

2. Tamron’s sophisticated eBAND Coating for eliminating ghosting and flare

3. The Minimum Object Distance (MOD – how far you need to be from the subject for the lens to be able to focus) is reduced to provide optimum tele-macro photography.

4. Faster and more responsive auto focus speed for moving subjects

5. Improved vibration compensation enabling you to hand hold the lens at higher ISO and lower shutter speeds

6. New flex lock zoom mechanism enables the locking of the zoom ring at any position

7. Fluorine coating and the moisture-resistant Construction for a more user-friendly lens

8. The lightweight and easy-to-hold tripod mount that is compatible with an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate

9. Based on the rigorous quality standards worthy of the SP series, this new lens is manufactured with thorough attention to detail

The Australian release date is October 2016 in both Canon and Nikon mounts. Watch this space for my thoughts on the G2 when I post my user review soon.

More info about the Tamron lens suite at http://www.tamron.eu/

Tamron Australia / Tamron Lenses USA / TAMRONレンズ / #Tamron#TheNewBeast #SuperZoom

Images courtesy of Tamron.

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09.09.16

PHOTO REVIEW HAS THE CUTEST COVER!

Check out this adorable baby seal on the cover of issue #69 (Sept – Nov) of Photo Review Magazine, which landed in stores today. It’s a mesmerizing photo, captured perfectly by wildlife photographer Scott Portelli Wildlife Photographer.

Issue #69 is packed with content, including a variety of articles on wildlife photography, travel photography, drones, smartphones, soft proofing, tech info, stunning images, competitions, and pet photography … the latter being my first feature as a regular Photo Review contributor. Yippee!

Am so excited and honoured to be a part of the Photo Review family and am looking forward to sharing stories and experiences with their readership.

Photo Review is available at all good newsagents or through hard copy/digital subscription at http://www.photoreview.com.au/informa…/magazine-subscription

#Tamron #SpiderHolster #WD #PRA Tamron

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06.09.16

GIVEAWAY!

We have four double passes (adult admission) to the Perth Royal Show to give away. The show runs from Sat 24th Sept until Sat 1st Oct and each pass is for one days entry. To be in the running, just tag the friend you would take to the show with you on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/HoundstoothStudio/. Competition closes Monday 12th September at 5pm WST, when the winners will be selected at random and notified.

This year I was kindly invited to judge the Nature Division of the 31st Perth National Photography Competition, hosted by the RAS, along with Glen Moralee and Gary Tindale. This has been a great honour and lots of fun – with the final round of judging to happen this weekend, in readiness for the award presentation and exhibition opening. There are some fantastic images in contention and I hope our giveaway ticket winners get the chance to view the images on display in the photography building.

*This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook.

 

06.09.16

Art By Nature Magazine.

Several of the beautiful, inspirational Perfect Imperfection animals are featured in the 8 page ‘PhotoDoc’ section of the latest issue of Art By Nature Magazine. Thanks to Tessa for such a beautiful piece. View the issue at http://bit.ly/2bNFnAZ

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