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Embark Dogscapes Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jan 04, 2022
Dogscapes Top 10 January 2022

Dogscapes 🏞 is one of our favourite challenges in the whole of Embark. It's the perfect way for us to see the world while sitting at home!

But more than that, Dogscapes are a wonderful way to combine incredible locations and the dogs that call them home and testing your skills for combining Landscape and dog photography techniques.

We know this challenge was tough for many of our challengers with the wintry conditions and wild weather, but the effort was well worthwhile, we loved seeing the snowy scenes and rough weather and your submissions were all fantastic, so well done!

Here are our top 10 Dogscapes images in no particular order. Huge congratulations to you all!

- Charlotte & Craig 🐶 📸 ✨

Francesca Guagliumi

What a fantastic location just made for a Dogscape! The pop of colour of the dogs red top is a really nice detail amongst the earthy tones.

Pine McCabe | Pine and Eclipse Photography

The simplicity of this Dogscape is its biggest strength. Perfectly centred with lots of detail in the snow and a good sense of place. We feel how cold it must have been with the cool tones!

Helen Green | Helen Green Dog Photography

This really speaks of the location and the time of day to really give us that sense of place we are looking for in this challenge brief. Beautiful tones and a wonderful expression.

Shannon Moseley | Shannon Moseley Photography

This is a really beautiful shot with a very emotive story and the choice of black and white allows the detail and texture of the dog to shine and give the foggy outlook a little mystery.

Karen Dillabough | Karen Dillabough Photography

This really gives us an idea of the location which is exactly what we are looking for in a Dogscape. The dog's colours are nicely harmonised with the tree behind and the composition is really wonderful.

Stephanie Dalman | Boxers & Beer Photography

An excellent use of the panoramic format while keeping the dog the focus of the iamge. Fantastic gradient in the sky from left to right too.

Kelly Patterson | Kelly Patterson Photography

You don't actually see a whole lot of the location in this Dogscape, but you don't need to in order to get a great sense of place. Making this a simple, moody and effective submission for this brief.

Kim Hawkins

The placement of the dog is excellent and the image has a really great sense of place making it ideal for the dogscape brief. 

Lindsay Baca | Sit! Stay Pet Photography

An excellent snowy scene and a great expression make for a very successful wintery Dogscape.

Megan Purtell | Megan Purtell Photography

The dog in this landscape could easily have disappeared, but the colours of the dog and the inclusion of the reflection really make it stand out in the scene and make for an excellent Dogscape.

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.

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