TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT, EARLY BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL….
(Generally at least 6 – 12 months ahead for major shoots)
Video: 2017 EPIC-Advance Dog Sports Extravaganza hosted by Dogs ACT, studio take down
Video: “A Day On The Podium” – 2014 Royal Adelaide Show, by Scott Washington
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PHOTOGRAPHY AT MAJOR SHOWS:
We aim to cover as many exhibits as possible during judging but if you have any special requests it’s important that you advise your nearest ring photographer before you enter the ring and we’ll do our best. Unfortunately, ring shots cannot be guaranteed (due to variables out of our control) and photos that we consider unflattering will not make the final cut. To be guaranteed a photo you will need to come over to the podium (where all exhibitors are welcome, not just the winners) or request a candid from the nearest ring photographer and we will do our best.
If you have won a major prize, you will be required to stay on the day for your official photos for the officiating club/sponsor/Royal show records. Please ensure you check your photo before leaving the podium area because the major winner photos are usually published.
Finally, the editing process takes time and for large shows it can be several weeks. We don’t generally don’t edit on site due to lack of time, internet restrictions and quality control. The edited photos will go straight onto to our official websites as a priority, not social media. Links will be posted via social media once we’ve started uploading.
We look forward to capturing your special moments, so if you’re entered we’ll see you there 🙂
NB: It is rare for us to be paid for these gigs (and in some cases we have to pay for a commercial space in addition to the sponsorship we provide). Our primary role is to photograph the winners, provide media for the officiating body and upload the ‘keeper’ photos to our official, independent websites. We are not required to document every single exhibit. We are not required to be members of Facebook or post winner photos to social media as part of our contractual obligations. We aim to be fair in our coverage of as many exhibits as possible but inevitably, due to attrition, there will be more photos of the winning exhibits than those eliminated in the first round. Often we are still shooting dog sports events (same evening/next day) after the conclusion of the show, so don’t ASS U ME and be a ‘keyboard warrior’ about our time management when we are actually still on site, fulfilling the contract.
T H E F O C U S O N Q U A L I T Y ……..
We like to protect our brand, so our photos are edited prior to upload (which involves straightening horizons, lighting adjustments, cropping and minor tweaks but no changes to the exhibits themselves). This process can take time but is worth the wait. The finished photos can then be bought, downloaded and used immediately. There is no waiting for photos to be ‘retouched’ and emailed unless you have special requests. So you can get the best quality photos straight from the website, the minute you’ve paid …….. Enjoy!
Studio sessions are held throughout the year at designated cat and dog shows, usually booked at least 6 – 12 months in advance.
Callout/session fees are not normally charged for larger/all breeds shows/events in the Adelaide metro area and sponsorship is usually offered as part of the package.
Callout fees and charges for country/interstate shoots to be negotiated at time of booking. Sponsorship is usually offered as part of the package.
We have a portable podium (available in either 1 x1 metre or 2 x .5 metre configurations) and 6 metre wide backdrops, suitable for Royals, Nationals and larger studio shoots.
Private studio sessions are available including newborn, family and portrait shoots. The callout/setup fee is dependent on the session required and location, POA.
Photos are not included as part of the callout/session fee. Photos can be purchased after the shoot straight from the website when they have been screened, edited and uploaded.
UPCOMING MAJOR SHOOTS:
“EKKA” Royal Queensland Show (Dog Section), Aug 2017
Royal Adelaide Show (Dog Section), Sept 2017
Adelaide Hills KC Shows, Oct 2017
Staffordshire Bull Terrier Club of SA Champ Shows, Oct 2017
Bull Breeds Shows, Oct 2017
All British Cat Show, Oct 2017
Rottweiler National Championship Show, (Vic) Nov 2017 (with HPR Photography)
Adelaide Plains K & O Club Shows, Dec 2017
SA Buckskin Association Show, Dec 2017
Adelaide Hills KC Shows, Feb 2018
Ladies KC of SA Champ Shows, Mar 2018
Adelaide Plains K & O Club, Apr 2018
Adelaide Cat Club, Apr 2018
Cat Fancier’s Society Show, May 2018
Toy Club of SA Champ Shows, May 2018
Labrador National (NSW), May 2018
Dogs SA Winter International Shows, Jun 2018
Gundog club of SA Champ Show, Jun 2018
EPIC-Advance Dog Sports Spectacular, hosted by Dogs ACT, Jul 2018
Newfoundland Club of SA Champ Show, Jul 2018
Adelaide Hills KC Shows, Oct 2018
7th Australian Weimaraner National, Sydney, May 2020