Dogs are more popular than ever. In the hearts and minds of people everywhere, dogs are true companions and make a real difference to our lives. Join the international community of photographers who share our passion for dogs.
Dog Photographer of the Year 2018 Overall Winner and Oldies Category 1st Place Winner, Monica van der Maden, Netherlands
Title of image: ‘The lady of the mystery forest’
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Dogs at Work 1st Place Winner Tracy Kidd, United Kingdom
Image title: ‘Wayne’s Team’
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I Love Dogs Because… (Ages 12 to 17) 1st Place Winner Tamara Kedves, Hungary
Title of image: ‘One heart, one family’
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Dogs at Play Category 1st Place Winner Elinor Roizman, Israel
Title of image: ‘I’ll catch you’
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Judges’ Special Mention Dogs at Play category Alice Loder, United Kingdom
Title of image: ‘Black Velvet’
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The home of the charity book series which includes Remembering Elephants, Remembering Rhinos and now, thanks to another successful Kickstarter campaign, Remembering Great Apes. Our mission is to create the most beautiful books on a species ever made and then, sell those books to raise awareness of the plight facing that species and funds to protect it. Our work is made possible by the generous donation of images by many of the world’s best wildlife photographers including Steve Winter, Art Wolfe, Frans Lanting and Jonathan & Angela Scott.
Andy Biggar used an old wooden doorway to create a natural frame around his subject. He used natural light with a diffuser.
• Always make sure you are photographing the dogs in a safe, quiet environment. The dog’s welfare should always be your frst consideration; risking the dog’s health for a photograph is never acceptable.
• Make sure you capture the dog’s character, whether in a portrait or action shot. Speaking to the owner beforehand will give you an idea of the dog’s personality.
• Keep low. Ensure your lens is at the same level as the dog’s eyes. This gives far more impact than looking down on the dog.
• Check the background. Make sure there is nothing unsightly which will cause a distraction in the fnal image.
• Visualise the shot you are trying to achieve in advance. Don’t just shoot and pray. It’s far more rewarding to know what you want to achieve and not just to rely on luck.
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It’s a dog’s life Tips and techniques for better pictures by Andy Biggar
more in EOS Magazine
Klompching Gallery is delighted to present an exhibition of photographs by R. J. Kern. This will be the artist’s first solo show in New York, bringing together a selection of color photographs from his three critically-acclaimed projects: The Unchosen Ones, Out To Pasture and Divine Animals: The Bovidae.
Kern’s photography is firmly rooted in presenting the human affect on the landscape and an inquisitive exploration of humanity through man’s relationship with domestic animals.
“Kern’s evocation of nature as a device to understand his own sense of self draws upon historical precedence: the use of animals as metaphor and the pastoral tradition. yet the artist’s broad concept—his exploration of identity—is firmly grounded in a contemporary context. This tightly knit series of images, which together characterize the author, is common to our age of social media. Kern’s aesthetic, however, emphasizes clarity and projects a warm stillness that is a balm to an overstimulate society. This contrast, too—the ties to digital media and the rejection of its characteristics—deepens his pastoral project.”.—Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
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The Unchosen Ones, Out To Pasture and Divine Animals: The Bovidae
by R. J. Kern
more at Klompching Gallery
Cayman Islands-based artist Ellen Cuylaerts photographs aquatic wildlife around the world, highlighting the distinct connections between man, animal, and environment. Abandoning the tradition of straightforward, documentary photography, Cuylaerts chooses to convey her subjective perception of her animal encounters. The resulting images document the fleeting moment in which photographer and animal establish mutual understanding and two worlds connect.
Cuylaerts researches and chooses her subjects based on conservation and environmental concerns in an effort to foster awareness regarding climate change and loss of habitat. In images such as In Between Worlds, the artist captures a lone seal amid a snowy landscape, but a fishing ship looms in the background as a reference to the predatory dangers presented by humans. In her underwater photographs, such as Wild, Cuylaerts captures a misunderstood shark with compassion, the dramatic, filtered light mediated and amplified by her lens to capture the emotional affect of the encounter.
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Ellen Cuylaerts | Encounters: Nature and Culture
more at Agora Gallery