1 of 2. This was a very special session for 3 very special dogs. Folly, Pepper and Pixel’s session was a memorable one. They are the most incredible trick dogs and we did some very diol stuff, but also because Folly is not a well pup. It was an honour to photograph them and I hope I did your babies justice @emily_taylor photography. #dogphotographernz #furtographynz #dog #hairofthedogblog #christchurchdogphotography #kiwidogs #dogsofnewzealand #newzealand #nzdogs #christchurchdogs #dogsofchristchurch #newzealand #petlifenz #doglovers #adventuredogs #fujifilmnz #fujigfx50s
2 of 2. This was a very special session for 3 very special dogs. Folly, Pepper and Pixel’s session was a memorable one. They are the most incredible trick dogs and we did some very diol stuff, but also because Folly is not a well pup. It was an honour to photograph them and I hope I did your babies justice @emily_taylor photography. #dogphotographernz #furtographynz #dog #hairofthedogblog #christchurchdogphotography #kiwidogs #dogsofnewzealand #newzealand #nzdogs #christchurchdogs #dogsofchristchurch #newzealand #petlifenz #doglovers #adventuredogs #fujifilmnz #fujigfx50s
1/2. This sneak peek is from Arlo’s session earlier this week at Pines Beach. Arlo is a 7 month old Great Dane and he is already H U G E! Paw prints as big as my hand huge. We had an incredible sunset and I wanted to make this shot in the sand dunes to show the transition of colour in the sky. To do that I stitched about 40 shots together to make one giant panoramic image.
2/2. This sneak peek is from Arlo’s session earlier this week at Pines Beach. Arlo is a 7 month old Great Dane and he is already H U G E! Paw prints as big as my hand huge. We had an incredible sunset and I wanted to make this shot in the sand dunes to show the transition of colour in the sky. To do that I stitched about 40 shots together to make one giant panoramic image.
*** AUCKLAND SESSIONS *** I have 2 sessions available next weekend in Auckland, so if you've been waiting for my next trip up North, wait no more! Get your dogs booked in for my final Auckland sessions of 2019. I have 2 more trips up planned, but these are fully booked already, so these are the last 2 available this year. Email craig @furtography co.nz or complete a booking request form on my website for more details: http://furtography.co.nz/book-a-session/ #auckanddogs #dogsofauckland #auckland #aucklanddogwalker #aucklanddogphotography #furtographynz #dogsofponsoby #ponsonbydogs #northshoredogs #dogsoftakapuna
***Auckland Session available tomorrow at 3:30pm!*** I've had a last minute cancellation for an Auckland Session tomorrow afternoon. So it's someone else's lucky day! If you're interested in having a Furtography session with your dog (or cat etc ) tomorrow get in touch by emailing craig @furtography co.nz or texting 021 042 1217. #auckland #dogsofauckland #dogsofponsonby #aucklanddogs #dogphotography #furtographynz
Last week I went on one particularly epic adventure. To some it may seem quite ordinary, I have sessions at the beach all the time. And sometimes they are at sunrise, like this day in question. What made this such an incredible adventure is that for 15 week old Zuko here, it was his first ever time at the beach. I can't tell you how much happiness I got from seeing his inquisitive side get the best of him as he explored and smelled everything around him. As he took his first steps on the sand, his first smell of salt water, him looking quizzically and barking at the waves and the first time one got the best of him! But the most amazing thing of all was how much joy his mum and dad got from the experience, it was written all over thier faces the entire time. Fur such a youngster, Zuko was extremely focussed and a very, very good boy, he already has a few tricks up his sleeve, like this shake! Thank you Jacobus and Renske for allowing me to join you for Zuko's first precious moments on the beach that morning. It was an unforgettable session and I an so grateful to you for sharing it with me. I can't wait to share all the images with you at your Image Premiere soon. 🙏💜 #puppy #goldenretriever #hairofthedogblog #puppies #dogsofchristchurch #christchurchdogs #nzdogs #furtographynz #beachdogs #adventuredogs #cute #bestdog #dogumented #nzippaccreditedphotographer #dogphotography
Just a quick reminder that I’ll be running a 2 hour beginners guide to dog photography workshop at the @spcanz Dunedin this weekend. It’s open to everyone whether you have a full camera system or just like snapping on your phone and it’s absolutely free (though I do encourage you to bring a donation for the SPCA ). Thanks to @fujifilmxseriesnz and @photowarehousenz #spca #apicturecansavealife #photowarehousenz #fujifilmnz #furtographynz #howto #dogphotography
Soooo, tonight is the last ever Episode of Game of Thrones. In celebration, my good friend Belinda from @belindalansleyphotography called upon her kids guinea pigs as models once again. Helping us commemorate this important day in human and Westerosi history. ***NO SPOILERS PLEASE!!!*** But here's what we think, it'll be a #Starkgaryen takeover! 😮 Huge thanks to Belinda and her kids for making the props (big shout to Louis out to the perfectly sized Lego wheelchair ). And to Starla, Little Nutty and Donut the guinea pigs. I've got an EPIC making of video to share so check in the comments!
STARLET!!! What a supermodel you make. Starlet joined us in Wanaka for the out of this world pet photography retreat #barkzealand Look at her posing like a pro with a sprinkling of diva attitude!I'm working with her on another project and I can't wait to get stuck in! #NZnexttopmodel #topdog #topdogmodel #hairlessdog #chinesecrested #cromwell #dogsofNZ #kiwidogs #furtographynz #nzippaccreditedphotographer #becasueshesworthit #haironfleek #bestdog #hairofthedogblog #bestwoof #dogumented
Bleu & Basil were the perfect duo when I was in Wanaka recently. We shot around the lake and #thatwanakatree for most of the session. When the sun was glowing through the trees on the walking track, lighting up all that gorgeous colour of the leave starting to turn for autumn, we had to grad a few shots there too! #wanakadogs #dogsofnewzealand #nzDogs #retriever #RusticRetrievers #redretriever #autumn #dogduo #brothers #furtographynz #dogphotography #fujifilmnz #fujifilmxseries #fujifeed #exploreeverything #igmasters #agameoftones #fujilove #fujifilmGFX
Hello! That’s me, the guy with the purple hair! And that’s my baby boy, Ralph, AKA Wreck-it-Ralph, @ralphhasaffitude or just Monkey most of the time. When I’m not behind the camera, I love to be out and about with Ralph, exploring Christchurch and checking out potential new locations for photo shoots. Life is all one big sparkly adventure for us really! And who doesn’t love a matching @ohmyfluffydog Hoody? 😂 #Affenpinscher #ralphhasaffitude #dogphotographer #christchurchdogs #dogsofchristchurch #instadogs #instadogs_newzealand #omfd #omfdbrandrep #ohmyfluffydog #blackdogsrock
Who want's to book a Furtography session for $50? So this weekend is the Christchurch Pet & Animal Expo 2019. To celebrate I'm offering a very special price on a Furtography Session. FOR ONLY $50, you can book a signature session and either $300 to spend on albums or artwork OR a matted fine art print. THAT'S A SAVING OF $500 OFF MY USUAL PRICE! BUT BE QUICK. THERE ARE ONLY 10 SESSIONS AT THIS PRICE AVAILABLE ONLINE All the details are on the website. Link in the comments. Please make sure you come and say hello if you're at the expo this weekend! T's & C's apply: This deal is only available for Christchurch sessions, all sessions must take place within 3 months of booking. Sessions are available Mon-Fri. Only 10 sessions available. Offer valid until 5pm on Monday 6th May or until all 10 are sold. This offer is not exchangeable for cash or other services. Fine art print is a 5x7 with white 11x13 matt ready for framing. Artwork and album package prices start at $999 and to be transparent with no surprises, most clients budget between $1500 and $3000 for their desired artwork. #petexpo #chchpetexpo #dogsofchristchurch #christchurchdogs #dogs #dogphotographer
It’s GIVEAWAY time! This weekend is the Christchurch Pet Expo. I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away, all you need to do is like this post and tag who would take along. I’ll draw a winner tomorrow (Thursday ) evening. You’ll need to be able to collect the tickets from my studio in Redwood on Friday. Ralph and I will see you there!
I think it’s fair to say #dogspamday has been a success! I’ll say goodnight with one last image. This is Saphy. She is awesome. Fact! Taken in the historic part of Cromwell. #barkzealand #bernesemountaindog #berner #furtographynz #dogphotographer #hairofthedogblog #dogsofnz #bestjobever
Over on my Facebook page I’ve dubbed today #dogspamday I’ve got so many images from my recent travels to share, and who doesn’t love a bit of puppy spam! I figured I’d bring it over to Instagram too. This absolute darling is Starlet, and yes, she really did live up to her name in every way possible! Thanks for making the trip down from north Canterbury to Cromwell to be at #barkzealand @the_pugh_zoo ! #furtographynz #dogphotography #chinesecrested #hairlessdog #cromwell #orchard #instadogs #dogsofnewzealand #centralotago
Be sure to tune in to @sevensharptvnz tomorrow night to see what I got up to with this puppy, a couple of #lagotto and my amazing new assistant @hilary barry! #labradorpuppy #autumn #sevensharp #furtographynz #fujifilmxseries #fujifilmnz #glamourousassistant #newzealand #dog #dogphotography #tvnz #christchurchdogs #kiwidogs #puppy
Oh Loki, you were the most awesome, water loving doggona guy could wish for on a beautiful, cold and misty morning on the shore of Lake Wakatipu! #spanielsofinstagrram #spanielofmischief #barkzealand #waterdog #splash #adventuredogs #dogsofqueenstown #queenstown #furtographynz #dogphotography #autumn #sunrise
Hands up if you're a pet photographer... 🙌 I'd love to know how many of you are following along with the adventures of Furtography. Here's something just for you. I recently did an interview with the wonderful @ginamilicia for her "So You Want To Be A Photographer" podcast (which I'm now addicted to, so much fantastic content ). During this interview, I take you right back to what my first ever paid job was like, transitioning from a part time to full time photographer, some of the gear I use including the amazing @fujifilmxseriesnz X GFX medium format camera, understanding dog body language and why that is so important, why you need to get down low to get a great shot, Post-production techniques and a whole lot more! Check it out here: https://lnkd.in/gvuBf6y or on iTunes! #soyouwanttobeaphotographer #dogphotography #dreamjob #howto #petphotographytips #workingwothdogs #photographytips
Hello, hello, hello! Just checking in from week 2 of #Barkzealand @ralphhasaffitude had a moment on his day off on Sunday to pose for a quick shot at bobs cove with these @roampetsnz treats. Huge shout out to them for providing these tasty bites for our students and doggy models. Thank you Roam! #roam #newzealand #dogtreats #queenstown #affenpinscher #dogphotographyworkshop #fujigfx50s
If you asked me what image I want to photograph here in New Zealand that I haven't done yet, I think #thatwanakatree would be pretty near the top of my list. So what better way to enjoy some chill time the day before Barkzealand with Charlotte, Kaylee, Nicole and Sam than head over the Crown Ranges and meet some dogs at that very spot. Barney was such an obliging model and he and our other 2 models, Bear and Blue were the centre of attention for us and the dozens of tourists who were there as the sun went down. That's another one to tick off the bucket list! #dogphotography #bordercollie #furtography #barkzealand #wanaka
Tomorrow I'll be finalising models for Barkzealand, an out of this world pet photography retreat in Queenstown. If you haven't already got your model application in, now is your last chance! How does having your dog photographed by three of the world's top pet photographers and a whole bunch of extremely talented people with international pet photography businesses? I'm helping @nicolebegleyphotography , @charlottereevesphotography , @dogbreathphotography out with the incredible Barkzealand Pet Photography Retreat this March/April in beautiful Queenstown and we need a whole lotta dog models! If you would like some amazing images of your dogs taken by some of the best in this business, get your application in quick! We have some incredible shoots at some breathtaking locations planned and we need several dogs for each one. If you would like to apply, please complete this form: https://petphotographyretreats.com/barkzealand-model-appli…/ (Link in bio ) One form per dog please. Please do not message or email me applications, you will only be considered if you have completed the application form. Photo of the lovely Milo from Oh My Fluffy Dog who helped us out location scouting!
OH MY GOODNESS! Guys I'm so ridiculously excited about this. I've had to keep it secret for so long but today I can finally reveal that I'm going to be a guest speaker at this years @nzipp_national Exposure Pro conference. The speaker line up is RIDICULOUS, I'm so grateful to have the opportunity to share all my dog photography knowledge among so much talent. One of my goals for 2019 is to share my experience with other budding and pro photographers who want to work with dogs, this is the perfect way to kick that off. But rest assured there will be much more to come towards the end of the year too. So for now, if you want an incredible couple of days learning from some of the best photographers from all across the globe, and me, get yourself an early bird ticket before they sell out! More info here: https://exposurepro.co.nz/
It seems like everyone has been talking about the weather, so I thought I'd join in the chat. Here is the Furtography guide to keeping your dogs cool in a heatwave! http://www.furtography.co.nz/the-furtography-guide-to-keeping-your-dog-cool-in-a-heatwave/ Please feel free to share with all you dog loving friends and if you've got any tips, I'd love to see them in the comments.
So Mexico. I've been home almost a week and I'm still processing what an incredible experience I had. I'll be sharing a lot more from my trip on my blog in the coming weeks, but I just couldn't keep this to myself a single minute longer. What kind of dog comes to mind when you think of Mexico? A chihuahua would be most people's first thought. What about clothing? Perhaps a sombrero? And how about the history of the country? It's impossible not to think of the Mayans right? Well here goes, this is Chi, a 4 month old Chihuahua with a bucketful of personality (I just adored him ). He is wearing his sombrero at Caleta, a Mayan ruin that has stood for over 2000 years. Can you even imagine what the world would have been like 2000 years ago? Honestly, my mind was blown by the Mayan history. I hope to go back to Mexico someday and explore more of the ruins. I'll share some photos of Tulum in a blog post, it's amazing. But this shoot with Chi (and another dog, Gizmo, a Shih Tzu with a Lion cut ) has to be one of the most memorable parts of my trip. It's one of those bucket list shots, pinch me is this real, I am very grateful to have had another unique opportunity to add to my Dogs of the World series. Thank you so much Vickie for finding Chi for me, Sarah, your puppy is beautiful and I'm so pleased you agreed to have a shoot with me, and finally thanks to Carina from Hounds and Hearth for accompanying me and assisting me with this shoot. x