Over 200 people across Australia have participated in our workshops and due to popular demand, we are running one final Beginners Outdoor Photography Workshop in 2017.

DO YOU WANT TO MASTER YOUR CAMERA AND LEARN HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ANIMALS? We can help! Our next workshop will be held on Wednesday 6th September 2017. 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 Wednesday 6th 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.

LIMITED TO 15 participants – 10 places still available.

TO BOOK OR FOR MORE INFO – Please email Colleen from our office on 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.”

“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




All the ordered Double Take Dogs Fundraising Exhibition prints and photos have been collected from Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and will be in the post en route to their new homes later this week. They look stunning on the slick Smooth Pearl paper, which was kindly donated by Ilford Imaging Australia. And Fitzies were awesome in wavering the printing costs as well. This saved us a stack of $$$ and meant more money went directly to the dogs of the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. Thanks to Ilford and Fitzies for their generous support. Great team work all round!

Matt Mawson Vectormutt



Dogs Today Magazine

Big thanks to Dogs Today Magazine for including best buddies Kimba and Jessie in their “Best Dog Photos In The World” Section, August issue. This is the 29th consecutive month they have been so kind, and featured our beautiful pooch clients.




Today we are releasing our Christmas In July photo session special. Contact us before 31st July 2017 to book your beloved pets in for a studio session with the WA AIPP Professional Pet / Animal Photographer of the Year, Alex Cearns (the session can be booked for anytime in the future) and you will save $100 off our RRP. Bargain!!!

Each session is just $95 and includes;
* a photo shoot for up to 2 pets in our North Perth studio
* a 5in x 7in print of your choice
* a sneak peek preview of pics on Facebook
* a viewing session in our client lounge to see all images

Call our office manager Colleen on 0413174069 or email her at to book your session and receive this special rate.

Hurry! This offer is limited to the first 20 photo shoot bookings.
Offer ends midnight WST 31st July 2017 and excludes for gift voucher purchases.




Tamron Australia has released details of their new 18-400mm f/3.5-6.3 lens. This is the first ultra-telephoto zoom lens to reach an 18-400mm extended range for APS-C DSLR’s (crop sensors).

Priced at $999, it’s compact, light, and has Vibration Compensation to assist in capturing sharp shots. It’s perfect for travelling, when you need an all encompassing kit but don’t want to change lenses. Can’t wait to trial this on our office camera!

It hits stores mid July and you can find additional info, including specs, at

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DOUBLE TAKE DOGS is a collaborative photography & art fundraising exhibition from Alex Cearns of Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns and Matt Mawson of Vectormutt. Please share with friends and anyone who has a dog, loves dogs, petted a dog, saw a dog once!

Photographer Alex and artist Matt have been friends for several years. Matt regularly draws sketches of Alex’s pet photographs and shares them online. Alex has commissioned Matt to draw images for her many times. Alex really likes Matt and his work. Matt really likes Alex and her work. They both love dogs and are talented, witty and funny. If you ask them!

Alex and Matt have wanted to work together for a while but had to find the right project. Last year they had a brain storm and it led to the idea of a joint fundraising exhibition, showcasing dog photographs by Alex, interpreted in a sketch by Matt. They knew they were onto something and upped the ante by deciding to donate their profits to an awesome dog rescue organisation, the Dogs’ Refuge Home of WA. Bingo! Double Take Dogs was born.


– Held on Saturday 1st July 2017 from 6pm until 8:30pm
– At the Nedlands Yacht Club Club with full river views
– Gold coin donation on entry
– Matt and Alex will both be in attendance
– 36 photographic prints & 36 sketches on display
– All sketches available for purchase
– 50+ unique silent auction items up for grabs
– Raffle prize
– Dogs Refuge Home stall and DRH fundraising lolly stall
– Full bar available
– Finger foods will be provided
– EFTPOS machine on site
– Plenty of parking

Many dogs are being abandoned at the Dogs Refuge Home of WA requiring expensive, but not life threatening, surgery. Profits will be donated to the Dogs Refuge home of WA to assist with these surgery fees.

We are indebted to Fitzgerald Photo Imaging and Ilford Imaging Australia for their support. Their generosity in providing printing services and smooth pearl fine art paper has greatly assisted in keeping costs low. That means more $$$ for the dogs! Thank you so much for helping us support dogs in need.

Please visit our event page and RSVP if you can make it.

Hope to see you there!

Alex and Matt





We were honoured to provide artwork for leading interior stylist Anna Flanders, as part of her ‘O Apartment’ installation at Öopenspace in Subiaco. Three Houndstooth Studio by Alex Cearns fine art photographs were included in the bedroom of the ‘O Apartment’, sitting alongside bedding from Pure Linen, Bang and Olufsen headphones, and indoor greenery from Let It Grow Co. The 50 square metre apartment is a stunning blend of colour, sophistication and comfort and it’s launch earlier this week was a huge success – testament to Anna’s styling talent and expert design skills.






Ladies of Perth, you are invited to the 2017 Events Industry Association ‘Ladies Lunch’ at the sensational Fraser’s Restaurant and Functions in Kings Park.

Join us for an afternoon of wisdom, wine and waffle and enjoy a drink on arrival, followed by a scrumptious 3 course meal.

I’m honoured to be a guest speaker, along with event professional and project manager for Homeless Connect Perth, Marija Jelavic. I’ll present on how to find your purpose, and share how I found mine.

WHEN: Friday 16 June 2017

TIME: 12pm until 3pm

Location: Frasers Restaurant & Function Centre, Kings Park

COST: $100 Members & $110 Non-Members


WHAT TO BRING: We ask that you bring along a Ladies’ handbag filled with ladies’ toiletries – to be donated to women living on the street.

For additional information please visit the event page at and please feel free to pass these details on to friends.





Congrats to Laura Vissaritis from Dognitive Therapy by Laura V on the release of her latest book ‘Dognitive Therapy’. It’s a friendly, comprehensive guide and will teach you how to better understand your dog’s behaviour and, more importantly, how to change it. We are thrilled to play a small part in this publication by providing the cover image of Charlie the blue heeler pup. ‘Dognitive Therapy’ is available from all good book stores, and at




Our dear friend Julie from Wellness Centre for Dogs and their Humans has launched her 4 Paws & Friends Aromatherapy balms for horses, canines and humans. Huge congrats! Julie has helped our pooches Pip the Black Beetle and Pixel with their mobility and general full body well being for the past 3 years. Her aromatherapy products have been an essential part of their regular treatment and come highly recommended by us. Orders can be placed at