Our Macy cat is an online star! Check our her first appearance on video in this interview – oh and learn a bit more about our photographer Alex Cearns and Cambodia WILD too. http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/video/watch/e7942018-2ddb-34f9-9236-645d25a50f69/capturing-animals-on-camera/
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If you answered YES to those three questions (we’ll even take one yes and some maybe’s) then we have the perfect competition for you!
All you need to do is tell us what you love about Houndstooth Studio and why you think you’re our biggest fan by posting your message at the bottom of this blog. Simple!
You have just over a week to post and on Saturday 3rd Nov at 5pm WST, two esteemed judges (so myself and Debora) will choose our favourite response, and a PlayStation 3 will be on its way to that lucky person.
We will cover postage anywhere, so overseas fans can participate too! And you can enter more than once, so feel free to send in different answers!
Prize is valued at $330 including postage and is charcoal black in colour.
Photo by IGN
At the invitation of Peel based photographer Shannon Gillespie, I was invited to feature on her blog “Some Pretty Things”. I did a ”Q and A” with Shannon about the animal photograph’s I create at Houndstooth Studio, and why and how I do what I do!
Me thinks it makes for a great read, haha! Check it out here!
I was recently approached by Steve Packer, writer extroadinaire with Photo Review Australia (PRA) Magazine, to be interviewed for a feature article in their September-November issue – Which is out now! PRA is a national magazine which profiles inspiring photographers, and is centred around beautiful and interesting images. And I was thirlled and surprised to be given the coveted cover spot! Squishy the rainbow lorikeet now graces the front of the magazine. So fantastic to see her on there in all her brightly coloured glory!
Inside the magazine you can read all about my animal photography beginnings, and how and why I do what I do. The article stretches over 7 pages and features a selection of my studio images too.
Photo Review Australia also have a detailed website on all things photography, which you can view here. http://www.photoreview.com.au/
This year on November 13th and 14th the 2010 Hills Kennel Club Championship Show will be held. Around 800 dogs will vie to be recognised by the eastern states judges, in dozens of show categories – including the coveted Best in Show prize. And we are very pleased to be a part of it all as a major sponsor, providing fantastic studio prizes for the Best in Show and Runner Up Best in Show winners! Yay!!
The event will run from the Canine Association grounds (Dogs West), corner Warton & Ranford Road in Southern River, WA from 9am until around 3pm both days. Spectators are absolutely welcome, as are their dogs (they just have to be on leads and under control – the dogs that is!). We will be in the Houndstooth Studio marquee both days, located on the veranda! So if you are looking for a fun day out with your pooch, in lovely pre-summer weather, come along and support the event! There are some puppy categories which sound absolutely adorable, as well as lots of other interesting dogs to see in the ring!
Here’s the low down on how the All Breeds Shows work:
Dogs West (the Canine Association of WA) is the controlling body for WA. There is one of these in each state and then there is the ANKC (Australian National Kennel Council) who oversees all of the states.
There are a 7 All Breeds Dogs clubs, with the Hills Kennel Club being one of them! Each club has to be affiliated with the Canine Association. There are lots of other breed or group specific clubs too, but the The All Breed Clubs are the biggest.
There are 7 groups in an All Breeds Dog Show:
Group 1 Toys
Group 2 Terriers
Group 3 Gundogs
Group 4 Hounds
Group 5 Working dogs
Group 6 Utility
Group 7 Non Sporting Dogs
The first step is to for dogs of the same breed to compete against each other. The winner at this level is deemed Best of Breed, so the judge picks the best Boxer there on the day, for example, and they do this for every breed.
Once this has happened for all the breeds within that specific group, the Best of Breed winners compete again each other to win Best in Group.
There are also age classes that then compete in categories like Best Baby in Group (can’t wait for these ones!!) and there are 8 Classes in Group to be won.
If you win Best in Group you then have to go into the General Specials which is all the Best in Group winners competing for Best in Show. Then all the Class in Group winners go in to complete for Class in Show. Simple, haha!
Here’s a pic of Charli who will be competing in the Boxer breed!
Did you know that Houndstooth Studio is a fully accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP)? This means that our business meets stringent AIPP entry criteria in terms of product quality and standards, customer service, and overall professional consistency. We are also bound by the AIPP code of ethics and our conduct and integrity ensures we contrubite to the AIPP as a brand of trust in the photographic industry.
The AIPP is the largest organisation in Australia representing the interests of professional photographers and strives to promote and maintain the highest standards of professional competence and business ethics in the industry. (Info courtesy of AIPP website)