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Empower 04 Sports Star Top 10 empower top 10 unleashed challenges May 09, 2024

The popularity of dog sports has exploded over the last decade! And where there are dog sports, there are photographers eager to capture those...

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Emerge Spaced Out Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges May 08, 2024

Positive space in an image refers to the area that draws attention, almost always, the main subject. Conversely, negative space is the area of the...

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Empower 03 Connections Top 10 empower top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 25, 2024

The love between a pet and its owner is really special. It brings out strong feelings and makes memories that last a long time. When taking...

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Emerge Framed Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 24, 2024

Framing your subject is a fantastic, no-mistaking way to bring attention straight to your subject. At the same time, framing allows you to...

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Empower 02 On the Side Top 10 empower top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 10, 2024

Side light can be difficult to get to grips with, but there are ways to use this direction of light to create images with huge impact.

There is...

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Empower Along the Lines Top 10 empower top 10 unleashed challenges Mar 29, 2024

Welcome to the first top 10 of our brand new challenge based course,  Empower! The final in the Unleashed Challenges series. We're back...

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Embark Awards 2023 Winners embark awards unleashed challenges Nov 01, 2023

Today we wrapped up the last 6 months of Embark 2023, the first in our Unleashed Challenge series of courses. The awards ceremony was hosted live...

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Embark Party Time Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Oct 24, 2023

It's time to party! We've made it to our 12th and final challenge of Embark 2023!

Our fun-loving furry friends spent so much of their time engaging...

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Embark Splash! Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Oct 12, 2023

We've reached the penultimate challenge of Embark 2023 and this one is called Splash!

There's just something about playing in the water that...

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Embark Glow-Up Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Oct 05, 2023

Working with natural light, especially on a bright sunny day can be challenging at times. However, the resulting warm and engaging portraits...

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Embark Say What? Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Sep 14, 2023

Dog photos are most successful when they're engaging, when they show the personality of the dog and make you feel like you're right there with them...

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Embark Front Runner Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 31, 2023

Featuring flying ears, long flapping tongues, and crazy eyes, these shots are hilarious and always front runners with dog lovers. A must to include...

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2023 Emerge Award Winners emerge awards unleashed challenges Aug 30, 2023

Today we wrapped up the last 6 months of Emerge, part of our Unleashed Challenge series of course with the awards ceremony, live on Zoom and...

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Emerge Shake! Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 24, 2023

We've made it to the final challenge of Emerge, Shake!

Shaking off water is a distinctly animal thing to do, and also a behaviour that can look...

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Embark City Slicker Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 17, 2023

For many of us pet ownership is a big part of our modern urbanized life. It's become commonplace to see pets out and about in cities and suburbs....

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Emerge Bokehlicious Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 10, 2023

How we love a background brimming with colourful, sparkly bokeh! These bubbles of light create a beautiful effect and add interest and life to a...

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Embark Soul Searcher Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 03, 2023

We're half way through Embark already, can you believe it! So for this challenge it's time to do a little soul searching.

This style of shot can be...

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Emerge Double Trouble Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 27, 2023

What’s better than one dog? Two, of course! Dogs are social creatures and many dog owners have more than one, so at some point, pet...

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Embark Up Ups Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 20, 2023

One technique that works wonders for dogs who tend to wander around is putting them up on something.

In natural areas, fallen logs make great...

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Emerge Mirror Image Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 13, 2023

Capturing an image with a full reflection is so much fun to do. You can use a mirror image in so many ways that enhance an image and add a little...

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Embark Dogscapes Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 06, 2023

Shooting landscapes was an early photographic love for both Craig and Charlotte!

When photographing your canine friends these days, there's a real...

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Emerge Slow Motion Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 29, 2023

Photos of dogs can usually be classified into one of two main categories - portrait, where the dog is still, or action, where the dog is doing...

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Embark Composition 101 Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 22, 2023

Challenge number 3 of Embark, Composition 101 is all about centered compositions.

Centering feels very natural and is probably one of the first...

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Emerge Silhouetto Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 15, 2023

We're up to challenge number seven of Emerge, Silhouetto. It's another of our personal favourites and it seems we're not alone! Our challengers...

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