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Embark City Slicker Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Feb 14, 2022
City Slicker Top 10 February 2022

The City Slicker Challenge is all about showcasing pets in our urban environments. City skylines, brick walls, alleyways, industrial areas, as long as there are man-made elements, it counts!

As always, the standard of submissions for this challenge was excellent and we had a tough time narrowing it down to our top shots. So here, in no particular order, are our top 10 images.

Well done to the photographers who created these images.

- Charlotte & Craig 🐶 📸 ✨

Pine McCabe | Pine and Eclipse Photography

This shot is composed so well. Great leading lines from the bench, the dogs head framed within the building behind it, the use of negative space and the icicle on the cake is the icicle on the left of the bench!

Pauliina Saarinen | Pauliina Saarinen Photography

There's such a great atmosphere and sense of the location in this shot. All the while the dog is the hero of the image, just what City Slicker is all about!

Nancy Paynter

There's so much to love about this shot, the dog captured perfectly in it's stride, the soft backlight, the leading lines and depth in the image all work wonderfully for a fantastic City Slicker image.

Megan O'Hehir

This image has some beautiful tonality using complementary colours on the colour wheel. lovely polished edit and a great expression.

Lindsay Baca | Sit Stay Pet Photography

This is a great nighttime city skyline shot that really meets the challenge brief. Dog up front and centre, with a great expression, the urban location as a supporting role in the image.

Jenny Stokes | Smooches and Pooches Photography

Great composition, perfect placement of the dog, the dark trees are balanced nicely with the dark area on the right and keeps the eye focussed on the dog in the image.

Jane Kelly | Flying Furtography

Such a clean and simple image that meets the City Slicker brief perfectly. The puppy has a fantastic engaged expression and pose, and there's a lovely sense of the urban location.

Cindy Van Osch | Paws and Memories Dog Photography

A fantastic urban location. Beautiful framing and composition and the perfect dog to suit this location.

Angela Rose | Angie Rose Photography

The leading lines in this image are gorgeous and there's a really lovely mood created by the warm backlight. The perfect location and time of day for this style of shot.

Alison Yeo | Alikat Dog Photography

This image feels completely harmonious, the colour palette, the breed of dog in this location work really well together. And this is a great example of getting a great sense of the location without it being in sharp focus or distracting from the main subject.

Embark is made up of 12 challenges over 6 months and is the first interactive course in the Unleashed Challenges series.

Much more than just a challenge, Embark is an invaluable educational resource that will help you build up a go-to list of shots to help create variety in your work. Designed for anyone to be able to complete whether you just want to photograph your own dog or you are a professional pet photographer.

If you'd like to know more head over here to register your interest and we'll send you all the details when enrollment next opens in 2022.

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