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Embark Dogscapes Top 10

embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 07, 2022
Dogscapes Top 10 July 2022

Shooting landscapes was an early photographic love for both of us. Even when photographing our canine friends these days, there's a real storytelling value in incorporating elements of landscape photography into our work.

We've also found that clients often choose art for their walls that incorporates landscape elements in addition to displaying the beauty and character of their dog.

For the Dogscapes challenge, we wanted to see dogs featured as heroes in a location that really gave the images a sense of place. Boy were we blown away with the 90 submissions, which have now made us feel as if we've taken a round-the-world trip!

Here, in no particular order are our top ten Dogscapes, HUGE congratulations to the photographers for this beautiful work.

- Craig & Charlotte 📸 🐶 ✨

Annabel Richman 

There's a fantastic sense of place here, but also a wonderful emotive quality that makes you feel as if you were on the beach in the wind with this dog.

Christel Wellens | Fotografie Christel Wellens

Lovely leading lines up to the dog. Overall a really fantastic example of how you can create an image with the main subject small in the frame, but still having an impact.

Courtney Bryson | CM Bryson Photography

The dog is interacting wonderfully with the landscape in this image. Lovely colour palette and detail in the edit.

Immie Keizer-Westra | Keizer Fotografie

Beautifully toned, the dogs look fantastic and this image had a really lovely mood and sense of the location.

Kim West | Lint Roller Productions

What a lovely story here and a wonderful sense of the location that the Dogscapes challenge is all about.

Marie Wulfram | Marie Wulfram Photography

Beautiful light and excellent use of negative space result in a fantastic Dogscape.

Navin Chandra | Beyond Human Photography

There is a fantastic low-key feel in this image, without losing the impact the dog has in the landscape, fitting the challenge brief really well.

Tiffany Wilson | Tiffany Wilson Pet Photography

There are some really gorgeous soft tones in this, along with great use of negative space, depth and location.

Tracey Walker | Tracey Walker Art

This feels like a dark fairytale, almost like Nana from Peter Pan, for grown-ups. There is a strong point of view in this shot in both the story and style.

Valerie Howes 

Beautiful leading lines, depth, natural pose and a great sense of place.

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 April 2023.

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