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Emerge Double Trouble Top 10

emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 27, 2022
Double Trouble Top 10 June 2022

What’s better than one dog? Two, of course! Dogs are social creatures and many dog owners have more than one, so, if you're a pet photographer, at some point you’ll need to have some tricks and techniques in your toolbox to capture a portrait of two dogs in the same image.

For the Double Trouble challenge we were looking for images of two dogs together. We wanted to see challengers trying to achieve this in-camera, but did allow editing techniques such as head swaps to perfect the images. We also allowed for a little more creative thinking for those who only have one dog.

The standard was so high, as usual, and picking 10 was tough, but here they are, in no particular order. This is the Double Trouble top 10. Well done to the photographers who made it.

- Charlotte & Craig 🐶 📸 ✨

Andrea Fleury | Dogtography

Fantastic posing, gorgeous light and a really beautiful edit make this a fabulous Double Trouble shot!

Diane Gollowitzer | Dogs in Focus Photography

Beautiful light and bokeh, lovely posing for both dogs and they look like they 'fit' together really well.

Suzy McCracken | Suzy McCracken Photography

Some great work has gone into training these two dogs! A lovely composition, clean edit and lots of personality from them both.

Michelle Crandall | Pets in Focus

A fantastic studio image, filled with personality. The ears of these two almost mirror the wings of the chair!

Florence Araujo | Peanut and Bean Photo

What lovely interaction between these two dogs, which is really enhanced by them being the reverse colours of each other. The overall colour palette and tones in the image work beautifully.

Marika Moffitt | SoulDog Creative (Dirtie Dog Photography)

The shape and body positioning of these two make them look like two pieces of a puzzle. Gorgeous rim light and wonderful toning in the edit.

Karen Havenaar | Pr1mo Fotografie

This is not just a lovely, creative take on the challenge brief for someone with only one dog. It's also a really excellent example of how successful double exposures can be when placement of the two exposures is carefully considered.

Lisbeth Ganer | LisGanerArt

What a lovely moment to capture, the puppy is adorable, the big dog with a 'hip sit' and the edit overall is super clean and really makes the dogs pop.

Kelly Pettitt | Kelly Pettitt Photography

It's lovely to see the two different personalities of these dogs, the image feels carefully balanced with fabulous attention to detail. 

Kelly Middlebrooks | Little White Dog Pet Photography

What fantastic characters, so much personality in them both, great balance to the image resulting in a fabulous submission for Double Trouble.

Emerge is the second series in our Unleashed Challenge courses and is made up of 12 challenges over 6 months. It’s open to anyone who has completed our first course in the series, Embark.

So much more than just a challenge, the Unleashed Challenges are 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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