Archive for October, 2016

28.10.16

JUST 5 PLACES REMAIN!

Presented by Tamron Lenses USA, join me at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio Superstore in New York City for my seminar “Animal Portrait Photography: The Art of Working with Animals and Succeeding in a Niche Market”.

DETAILS: I’ll share my journey from law maker to image maker, that saw me leave behind a 19 year career with the Australian Government in policing and airport counter-terrorism, to pursue my love of animal photography. In addition to presenting the top seven factors I believe are essential to taking remarkable animal portraiture, I’ll discuss how I select relevant lenses for each subject and environment, and will introduce my ideas on how to find your own niche in photography and succeed in the competitive photographic industry.

WHERE: Second Floor, B&H SuperStore 420 9th Avenue, NYC
WHEN: Thursday 3rd November 2016 1pm to 3pm
RSVP: For further details and to RSVP please visit http://bhpho.to/2dLm3cf

Limited seats available.
Huge thanks to B&H and Tamron USA for their support in bringing this event together. #TamronAmbassador #Tamron

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28.10.16

WIN A ZEN PRIZE!

‘Zen Dogs’ was released globally this week and to celebrate we’re running a fab competition.

To enter you need to complete all 3 of these steps:
1) Upload a photo of your ‘Zen Dogs’ book by Alex Cearns to our post on https://www.facebook.com/HoundstoothStudio/
2) Add the hashtag #ZenDogs
3) Share this post

Your photo can be a shot of the book on its own, you and the book, someone else and the book, or your pets with the book. As long as the book is in the pic (and you add the hashtag and share) you’ll be in the running.

And what for? Something ‘Zen’ of course!

You could win a $350 ‘Zen Dogs’ prize pack consisting of a ‘Zen Dogs’ hoodie, ‘Zen Dogs’ tote bag, ‘Zen Dogs’ framed print and a personally signed copy of ‘Zen Dogs’. Three of these items are not available via any other means.

Competition is open to everyone (worldwide) and ends at 5pm AWST on 30th November 2016.
The winner will be selected at random and notified.
Prize will be posted to winner.
This promotion is not affiliated with Facebook.

Good luck! #ZenDogs

‘Zen Dogs’ is published by HarperOne / HarperCollins / HarperCollins Books Australia

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25.10.16

ONE MORE SLEEP!

‘Zen Dogs’ hits global bookstores tomorrow. Pop it on your Xmas gift list and don’t forget to share the news with dog loving friends and family.
http://www.houndstoothstudio.com.au/shop/order-books/
#ZenDogs #LetsGetZen

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19.10.16

PERTH POOCH EVENT!

This Sunday bring your pooch along for a fun day out to the City of Wanneroo‘s Living & Lifestyle Expo + Dogs Breakfast.

There are over 90 exhibits showcasing local products and services for your home, leisure and pooch. If your dog is one of the first 100 to attend the event, you’ll receive free microchipping thanks to WA Pet Project.

When: Sunday, 23 October 2016 from 9am til 1pm
Where: Kingsway Regional Sporting Complex, entry off Bellerive Blvd, Madeley
Entry: Free

19.10.16

USA FRIENDS!

Presented by Tamron Lenses USA, join me at B&H Photo Video Pro Audio Superstore in New York City for my seminar “Animal Portrait Photography: The Art of Working with Animals and Succeeding in a Niche Market”.

DETAILS: I’ll share my journey from law maker to image maker, that saw me leave behind a 19 year career with the Australian Government in policing and airport counter-terrorism, to pursue my love of animal photography. In addition to presenting the top seven factors I believe are essential to taking remarkable animal portraiture, I’ll discuss how I select relevant lenses for each subject and environment, and will introduce my ideas on how to find your own niche in photography and succeed in the competitive photographic industry.

WHERE: Second Floor, B&H SuperStore 420 9th Avenue, NYC
WHEN: Thursday 3rd November 2016 1pm to 3pm
RSVP: For further details and to RSVP please visit http://bhpho.to/2dLm3cf

Limited seats available.
Flyer posted in comments on https://www.facebook.com/HoundstoothStudio/.

Huge thanks to B&H and Tamron USA for their support in bringing this event together. #TamronAmbassador #Tamron

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11.10.16

CELEBRATE WITH US!

You are invited to the Australian book launch of ‘Zen Dogs’ by Alex Cearns, published by Harper Collins Books Australia.

WHERE: FurBaby Boutique & Cafe, Perth WA
WHEN: Saturday 12th November 2016 between 6pm and 8pm
WHAT: Join Alex Cearns and HarperCollins Books Australia to celebrate the release of ‘Zen Dogs’. Signed copies of ‘Zen Dogs’ will be available for sale on the night.
RSVP AT THE EVENT PAGE:https://www.facebook.com/events/1015186881921843/

COST: Entry is free.

FOOD AND DRINK: Soft drinks and tea/coffee will be available for purchase. Finger food provided.

PREORDER YOUR COPY VIA:
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/29Fm90a
HarperCollins: http://bit.ly/29wWRp4
Amazon.com: http://amzn.to/2abiyrT
Booktopia: http://bit.ly/29G3BiO

We hope to see you there and please tell your friends. All are welcome. xx

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07.10.16

ANIMAL ATTRACTION!

In the lead up to working with Tamron Lenses USA in New York very soon, I had a fun and informative chat with them about my two great passions, animals and photography.

Looking forward to sharing the Tamron ❤️ in the big apple.

Read the full interview at http://bit.ly/2dGrAh8
Tamron Australia #SPAmbassador #Tamron

 

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06.10.16

WOW WOW WOW!

Beyond thrilled to hear my photo series BIRD FACE took out the Professional PETS category of the International Photography Awards. Just can’t believe it!

Also picked up 5 x Highly Commended Professional Awards for Bear Apartment Six (Special – Other Category), Zen Dogs Photo Series (Pets Category), Wild Antarctic Series (Nature – Wildlife Category), Orang (Fine Art – Portrait Category and Digitally Enhanced Category).

The International Photography Awards 2016 received 17,040 of submissions from over 162 countries. Could not be happier with this result – it’s way beyond what I expected and I’m still in shock. 🙂

Congrats to Russell Ord of Russell Ord – Photography for bringing it home in the Sports Category and to Brett Canet-Gibson from Twine – Ideas That Bind for his 3rd place in Fine Art – Still Life Category. Legends!

View all winning images at http://www.photoawards.com/winner/

All images were taken using Tamron Australia / Tamron Lenses USA lenses and backed up with WD storage solutions.

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03.10.16

Guide Dogs WA

Had a fantastic day last Thursday photographing a lovely campaign for Guide Dogs WA in Eaton, then judging at the Photography Group of Bunbury – a welcoming club and a delightful group of people to visit. While there, I was able to show everyone the WD My Passport Wireless Pro hard drive in all of its glory. It’s designed by photographers for photographers, and is a must have piece of kit.

WD not only create excellent storage solutions, they’ve been supporting rescue shelters across Australia too, via their #WDPets project. Their generosity is so appreciated and they have helped make a huge difference to the lives of rescue animals – including the pooches at the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA, some of whom are featured in the article below.

Read more at http://www.capturemag.com.au/…/wd-s-wireless-workflow-raisi…

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03.10.16

Arya Stark

Baby bear cub Arya Stark, rescued by Free the Bears Fund in Cambodia, is a hit on the Daily Mail UK. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/A-BEAR-S-photo-shoot-Adorable-…

Check out the comments for a BTS pic.

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