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Embark Glow-Up Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Sep 26, 2022

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 12, 2022

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 30, 2022

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

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Embark City Slicker Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 22, 2022

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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Embark Soul Searcher Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Aug 02, 2022

The Soul Searcher or puppy dog eyes style of shot can be a great way to introduce variety into your session, especially if you usually shoot from a...

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Emerge Awards Winners emerge awards unleashed challenges Jul 29, 2022

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 Jul 25, 2022

Shaking off water is a distinctly animal thing to do, and also a behaviour that can look super cool when captured in a photo. Water droplets...

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Embark Up Ups Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 19, 2022

One dog photography technique that works wonders for dogs who tend to wander is putting them up on something. Fallen logs, benches, rocks or steps...

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Emerge Bokehlicious Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 12, 2022

Oh 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 Dogscapes Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jul 06, 2022

Shooting landscapes was an early photographic love for both of us. Even when photographing our canine friends these days, there's a real...

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Emerge Double Trouble Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 27, 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...

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Embark Composition 101 Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 21, 2022

For the Composition 101 challenge, we're looking at a couple of the basic rules of composition. Centering and symmetry.

Centering your compositions...

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Emerge Mirror Image Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 13, 2022

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 Get Down Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Jun 06, 2022

What if we told you there was one tiny little thing that you could do right now that will dramatically change your images forever. This thing that...

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Emerge Slow Motion Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges May 30, 2022

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 Colouriffic Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges May 24, 2022

We have a brand new set of Challengers in Embark and if the first challenge, Colouriffic, is anything to go by, this is going to be an incredible 6...

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Emerge Silhouetto Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges May 17, 2022

Silhouettes eliminate textural detail and black out facial expressions, relying instead on the pose and body language of the dog to tell the story....

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Emerge All In The Details Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges May 04, 2022

Since our pets are such unique looking creatures, they will always have particular features that their owners love. We’re sure you’ve...

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Embark Party Time Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 23, 2022

It's time to party! Our fun-loving furry friends spent so much of their time engaging in play. Most dogs are always up for a game and capturing...

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Emerge Pantastic Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 19, 2022

Panning is the technique of following the motion of something as it moves from side to side across the scene in front of you.

Our challengers were...

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Embark Splash! Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 11, 2022

There's just something about playing in the water that screams fun and our best furry buddies seem to agree.

Whether it be swimming, leaping,...

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Emerge Under Cover Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Apr 04, 2022

They say a home is just a house without a dog. Those of us with dogs know this very well, I bet you can’t wait to get home for those joy...

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Embark Glow-up Top 10 embark top 10 unleashed challenges Mar 28, 2022

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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Emerge Highs and Lows Top 10 emerge top 10 unleashed challenges Mar 21, 2022

The use of high key and low key imagery is very common in the world of art and photography. Their popularity can probably be attributed to them...

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